A degree in psychology is suitable for those with an interest in teaching positions as well as an interest in the practical application of the principles of psychology. The degree is predominantly theory-based with little focus on practical work.
Structure and duration of the degree program
A Masters of Clinical Psychology degree can be completed within two years. Students often wish to condense the program by taking more than one course simultaneously.
Highlights of the coursework
The coursework is an in-depth study of human psychology and in the latter part of the degree, you can choose to specialize by taking elective courses including:
- Theories of Psychology
- Human behavior
- Emotional development
- Addictive behavior
Admission criteria and graduation requirements
Admission in a Master’s of Clinical Psychology degree is based on the Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field. Universities and colleges might not accept applications if you don’t have Psychology as a major in your undergraduate studies.
Career prospects and average salary
Clinical Psychologists work in a number of areas including teaching, working with children, adult, individuals with addictive behavior, prisons and nursing homes. Mental health can be a lucrative field and diverse in terms of specializations you opt for. Clinical psychologists are hired by universities and colleges, private companies, mental health institutions while many choose to freelance with private practice. With a Master’s degree, you can expect to make around $47,000 annually depending largely on the specialization you choose to work on.