Doctoral program in Psychology

Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by Maria Soledad, Jun 23, 2019.

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  1. Maria Soledad

    Maria Soledad New Member

    Hi, I am looking for an on line program that will lead to a PhD or Psy D in Psychology.
    Might be in English or Spanish
    I have a license and MA in psychology in USA.
    Any suggestion about Universities or Colleges? No matter in USA, Spain, or South America.
    Another question, Can a dissertation may be done on line?
     
  2. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I have no suggestions for schools, but since you're already licensed, this makes things easier for you. A big question will be whether you want an APA-accredited program or not. If you do, you will have very few choices and they will be very expensive. If you don't care about APA accreditation, then you will have a ton of more affordable choices.

    Yes. There are schools like California Southern University that will have you do your final project/dissertation by distance. There are also other schools that will require some physical residency. There is a lot to choose from, so Google is your best friend in this matter. However, I realize that search results differ based on the country you live in, so one trick to get around that is using a proxy server site with switchable country server options.
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Maria Soledad

    Maria Soledad New Member

    Hi,
    Thank you very much, now is my task to look into those links.
     
  6. copper

    copper Member

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    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

  8. copper

    copper Member

    Yes indeed, you point out another option! The OP state she holds a license in Psychology at the MA level. This indicates she is a practitioner in counseling psychology. The track I recommend gives a greater depth in counseling psychology and particularly in traumatology. Industrial and organizational psychology leads to a track of consultant and or researcher. Consulting and counseling are two different pathways. It's completely up to the OP and she should explore all options.

    You mention earnings potential. I didn't see that criteria mentioned by the OP and I don't have the expertise or data to show which psychology majors pay more or less so I am unable to comment.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
  9. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I see. I guess my thought was that since she's already licensed, she can already counsel and isn't looking for a license at the Doctoral level. But reading the completion plan, the degree seems different than what it initially appeared. The site has it written in a way that indicates I/O as a specialization, but the course completion plan .pdf has it written as the major (and the courses inside communicate that I/O is the major), so I withdraw that suggestion.
     
  10. newsongs

    newsongs Member

    A license at the master's level doesn't sound like one as a psychologist. (Most states require a doctorate). What is the actual license you hold currently, Maria? That info might help determine your continuing direction.
     
  11. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

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