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Masters in Clinical Psychology

The Argosy University, Chicago Master of Arts (MA) degree in Clinical Psychology is designed to educate and prepare students to transition into the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program, so that they may eventually be able to function effectively as clinical psychologists. The masters program is a fully embedded program within the Clinical Psychology doctoral program, and as such there is significant overlap between the two curricula. To ensure that students are prepared adequately, the curriculum provides for the meaningful integration of theory, training and practice. The first year of the Argosy University, Chicago Clinical Psychology program provides students with foundational coursework, and this is followed by a full-year practicum experience and additional coursework. This masters degree program emphasizes the development of attitudes, knowledge, and skills essential in the formation of masters-level professionals who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services. Career Outcomes The Argosy University, Chicago Clinical Psychology program prepares graduates for subsequent doctoral study. Program Length The Argosy University, Chicago masters degree program can be completed in as little as two years, but must be completed within five years. Admission to the Clinical Psychology masters degree program or completion of the masters degree does not guarantee admission into the PsyD program at Argosy University, Chicago. However, if admitted to the doctoral program, up to 43 credit hours from the masters degree program will apply toward the PsyD curriculum. Eligibility for Licensure The MA in Clinical Psychology degree program curriculum’s focus is preparation for the PsyD in Clinical Psychology degree program and not for independent practice. Depending on state requirements, the program may help to prepare students for licensure in psychology or counseling at the master’s level. Additional coursework may be needed for licensure at the master’s level. 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 they wish to practice. Apply Enhance your career potential by enrolling in the Argosy University, Chicago Clinical Psychology masters degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.