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Psychology Programs at Graduate Schools

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An undergraduate degree in the behavioral sciences provides a solid foundation for many career fields. Those who wish to pursue a career in psychology or counseling however may find it helpful to enter graduate programs which allow for greater specialization within the field of psychology. Graduate schools offer master's degrees in psychology with an emphasis in areas of study such as mental health counseling, addiction counseling, forensic counseling, or industrial counseling. Many hospitals and mental health care facilities prefer that mental health counselors have a master's degree in one of the fields of psychology.

Those who wish to enhance their professional opportunities in psychology often enter graduate programs offering a doctorate degree in psychology. Graduate schools may have doctorate studies in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, developmental psychology, or research psychology. Professionals with a PhD in psychology have the opportunity to reach the upper levels of a career field which is expected to have above average growth over the next decade.