After I get my Masters in Psychology, can I get my license to work as a psychologist?

Or is there something else I must do first?

Answer:
It varies from state to state. In Pennsylvania, you used to be able to take the test to be licensed as a psychologist with an M.A. or an M.S. in Psychology, but the law was changed to require a Ph. D., Ed. D., or a Psy. D. to be licensed.
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/lib/bpoa...

However, you can be licensed in Pennsylvania to be a "school psychologist" with a masters degree.
No, to be a psychologist you have to get a Ph.D. in Psychology.
depending on the state you live in, you can get licensed with a Master's in psychology to be a THERAPIST. Ohio does not license at the Master's level, Kentucky does... so check out the requirements in your state.

By definition a "psychologist" has a doctorate (PhD, PsyD, EdD), you cannot call yourself a psychologist with a Master's (that's what i have).
This is how it works in California - I don't know where you are from, but it is probably similar.

If you get a masters in psychology, you have to get 3000 hours of supervised experience in order to take your test for licensure as a marriage and family therapist - you can get up to 1300 of these hours before you finish your degree, but most people get around 500.

If you get a PhD in psychology, you have to get 3000 hours of supervised experience, with 1500 of these hours post doctorate to get your license as a psychologist. You usually get 1500 hours by graduation.

In both instances - you get some of this experience before graduation and after. It takes about two years after graduation to be able to qualify to take either test for licensure.

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