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:


4 Answers

  • Ranto
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    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
  • Anonymous
    5 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.

  • 1 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.

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