The Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology degree program is designed to introduce students to basic clinical skills that enable them to serve the mental health needs of diverse client populations. At many Argosy University campuses, the MA in Clinical Psychology degree program is embedded within the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology degree program and students take classes alongside doctoral students.1 The MA in Clinical Psychology degree program is designed to serve as a preliminary step for students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. In addition, while the program curriculum is designed to prepare students for doctoral study, the theoretical and clinical knowledge learned in the program can be applied to independent practice under certain conditions. Depending on state requirements, the MA in Clinical Psychology degree program may help prepare students for licensure in psychology or counseling at the master’s level. Additional coursework and supervised post-master’s clinical experience may be required to qualify to sit for master’s level licensure exams. Master’s-level licensure varies from state to state. It is the student’s responsibility to determine the requirements for professional licensure in the state he or she wishes to practice. Refer to the campus-specific program descriptions for more information.
Admission into the MA in Clinical Psychology degree program or completion of the MA in Clinical Psychology degree program does not guarantee admission into any of Argosy University’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology degree programs.
The MA in Clinical Psychology degree program can be completed in as little as 2 years, but must be completed within 5 years.
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