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Do you have to go to med school to be a psychologist?

Theresa Perry

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Ross Pratt on January 24, 2018

No, a psychologist is not a doctor of medicine (MD), where a psychiatrist. The minimum degree requirement for a psychologist is a master's degree depending on the specialty. Hohowever, if you plan to practice therapy or do meaningful research, you must be a psychologist. This would mean pursuing a Phd, which is approximately four years beyond a bachelor's degree. The Phd is a doctorate and the highest level of educational attainment.


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