Masters in Clinical Psychology
The Argosy University, Schaumburg Master of Arts (MA) degree program in Clinical Psychology is designed to primarily educate and prepare students to transition into the Clinical Psychology doctoral program, so that they may eventually be able to function effectively as clinical psychologists. The MA program is designed to be a program for a small number of students who need additional practicum or academic experience before committing to work toward a doctoral degree.
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, Schaumburg Masters of Arts in 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.
The Argosy University, Schaumburg Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology program primarily prepares graduates for subsequent doctoral study. Those students who do not enter subsequent doctoral study may utilize this degree for a social service career such as a masters-level counselor. Additional coursework and post-masters experience may be necessary for masters-level licensure and varies at a state to state level.
The Argosy University, Schaumburg 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, Schaumburg. However, if admitted to the doctoral program, up to 44 credit hours from the masters degree program will apply toward the PsyD curriculum.
Eligibility for Licensure
The curriculum for the Argosy University, Schaumburg Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree program is focused primarily on preparing students for the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program and, thus, does not fully prepare students to meet the requirements for licensure at the masters level.
Masters-level licensure varies from state to state. It is the students responsibility to determine the requirements for professional licensure in the state they wish to practice.