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How to Obtain a Master’s Degree in Psychology in North Carolina from a Public University

North Carolina University offers undergraduate degree programs in psychology. There are two master’s degree programs in psychology offered by North Carolina University and two doctorates programs listed in the university’s catalog: the master’s program, for a master’s of science degree in psychology; and the doctorate program, for a doctor of philosophy degree in psychology. These programs are offered both online, for the master of science degree program, and in on-campus programs, for the Doctor of Philosophy degree program. Both programs require at least two years of full-time study and usually take three to four years to complete. Graduation rates between North Carolina University for the master of science degree program and North Carolina for the doctorate degree program are approximately 92% for the master’s degree program and 90% for the doctorate degree program, with North Carolina University having many alumni who are gainfully employed as well.

North Carolina State University has four degrees and programs that provide psychology with degree options for those who want to study psychology. There are two master’s degree programs in psychology that are offered as well: the Master of Science in Special Education and the Master of Science in Special Education and Early Childhood.

These programs are offered in the on-campus, and on-campus online programs. North Carolina State University has eight degree and programs in psychology, but the Master of Arts in Psychology is not offered by the school and the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology is not offered.

The Master of Science in Special Education and the Master of Science in Special Education and Early Childhood are two master’s degree programs in psychology at North Carolina State University.

Psychologist Licensing Requirements in North Carolina

Psychologists need to complete additional education and training to practice in each state in order to maintain their license in that state.

A psychologist in North Carolina gets their license by completing the following education and training for each particular state they are licensed in:

Requirements

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Board regulations require a psychologist to have their license renewed by completing additional education and training each year in order to maintain a license. The additional education and training requirements are as follows:

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Psychology Board- approved courses for Board of Professional Psychology:

The approved courses are defined by the Board of Professional Psychology and the Department of Human Resources for use in continuing professional education (CPE) in the state of North Carolina. The following courses are generally accepted in meeting the requirements of the Board of Professional Psychology and the Department of Human Resources for use in continuing professional education (CPE).

There is no minimum time requirement for completing Board approved courses for North Carolina psychologists.

There is a one night course requirement. The course content must be reviewed and approved by the Board of Professional Psychology before distribution for use in CPE.

Any state psychologist may utilize the training and courses approved by the Board of Professional Psychology for the following purposes:

  • 1. In order to provide current continuing education on current practice, science, and literature relating to psychological science for psychologists who practice in North Carolina.
  • 2. For providing information on North Carolina licensing requirements; laws; and procedures regarding application for a clinical license in the state.
  • 3. For providing current continuing education on psychological theory, principles, methods, and statistics in psychological science for psychologists who practice in North Carolina.

Continuing Education Requirements for North Carolina Psychologists

As with all of the requirements for the Board of the North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) for all of the psychologists at our member schools, here is the current requirements. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Required Qualification:

  • Applicants must pass the required Board qualifying examinations as prescribed by the Board at the end of the qualifying year
  • Applicants must have at least two years of practice within the past three years (two years of professional experience including part of an accredited master’s degree training program, or two years of professional experience with a master’s degree and three years of professional experience of at least three years in the profession)
  • The master’s degree must be in psychology and must be from a nationally accredited school (North Carolina Education Commission, American Psychological Association, American Sociological Association, etc.). Applicants who take the NC Psychological Board Examination but do not complete a master’s degree or at least 2 years training in psychology must complete course work in social psychology or other related graduate courses, in psychology courses related to clinical psychology as a minimum requirement prior to being awarded a master of psychology degree.
  • To graduate with the full master’s degree in psychology, you must graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (3.00 with a minimum of 60% standing), as well as successfully complete 36 graduate credits.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2 years of psychological or related training (professional experience including at least part of a master’s degree or similar graduate training must be obtained during the qualifying year).
  • 0-4 years of teaching experience.