Approximately how many years do I need to study in University to get a PhD in Psychology?
Please list the amount of years for each degree:
- RantoLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
You can enter a PhD program directly after getting you BS. The BS takes four years.
The PhD usually involves three years of classes, passing a written comprehensive exam (often at the end of year two), passing an oral comprehensive exam (often in the third year).
Once the exams are done, the student must write a dissertation. This can take anywhere from one to five years. Most schools require the student to defend his dissertation in front of a committee of faculty.
Bottom line -- eight to ten years including undergraduate work.
You do not need to get a master's degree first.Source(s): University Professor
- Anonymous5 years ago
When they say a-level psychology is useless, what they mean is you havent been taugt to utilise the skills you need to be able to handle a degree in psychology such as independent research. After the 3 year degree most people go into a post graduate degree and specialise in a field that particularly interests them. After a degree you can do research for health organisations such as the NHS and stuff like that which is well paid but if you want to do something specific it reuqires a post graduate to say the least.
- chiloverLv 71 decade ago
4 years bachelors, 2-3 years masters, 2-3 years PHD
- 1 decade ago
You need 4 years to get a bachelor's degree and you don't have to get a masters but you have a choice to do both while in school to get your doctorate.