Doctor of Psychology

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Earn your clinical doctorate

Become a mental health leader for your community.

Missouri State’s Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree gives you the clinical training and expertise to deliver quality care.

Why earn your PsyD at Missouri State?

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Receive top-notch clinical training

Our program partners with Burrell Behavioral Health. You will earn clinical hours and have other educational opportunities at Burrell.

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Choose your emphasis

Your degree for your goals. Choose from three emphasis areas for your PsyD: behavior analysis, diversity and activism, or integrated health.

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We’re one-of-a-kind in the area

MSU has the only doctorate program in psychology in southwest Missouri.

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Increase your career potential

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Service Psychologists earn over $80,000 per year on average.

Guiding your path to completion

The PsyD program includes courses, practicums and seminars, plus an internship and dissertation.

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Sample schedule
Review a sample degree plan for earning your Doctor of Psychology degree in five years.

Career options with a PsyD

As a licensed Health Service Psychologist, you’re qualified to provide mental and behavioral health care services.

Your clients can be individuals, couples, families and/or groups.

Most Health Service Psychologist have careers in:

  • Community care
  • Higher education
  • Hospital administration
  • Integrated health care/mental health treatment
  • Research institutions
  • School systems