As a state with some of the top schools in the country, it is no surprise the New York offers a selection of great psychology schools and graduate programs. Students wishing to study psychology in New York state will find plenty of options, both in the NYC area and further upstate. With more than 11,000 licensed psychologists working in the state, it is obvious that psychology is a major industry in New York.

To sort through the long list of options, please use the search tool below to find psychology schools and graduate programs that meet specific criteria.

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After becoming educated in the practice of psychology, students will still need to meet a number of other requirements before obtaining a license. It is required by law for anyone practicing psychology to possess a current license issued by the state.

Psychologist Licensing in New York

Once a psychologist is successfully licensed to work in New York, they will be able to offer a number of professional services, which include:

  • Group therapy sessions that treat a number of people facing similar problems
  • Diagnose mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, and provide treatment for those conditions
  • Work with individuals struggling with addiction to find solutions

Psychology Licensing Authority in New York

The New York State Office of the Professions Psychology Division handles licensing in New York. Those with the necessary qualifications to practice in this profession will go through this agency in order to receive a license.

The steps the need to be navigated in order to receive a license are below.

Be at least 21 years of age and have good moral character

Hold a doctoral degree in psychology from an approved institution

Work for two years in full-time supervised practice within the field of psychology

Pass the appropriate exam

Submit all paperwork and fees to the Office of the Professions

Other Licensing Requirements
  • Satisfy the Child Abuse Identification Reporting requirement through appropriate coursework or training

New York Psychology Licensing Exams

New York State requires psychology license applications to pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology exam (EPPP) with a converted score of at least 75.

Recognized Psychology Licensing Specializations in New York State

  • General Psychology
  • Industrial And Organizational Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • School Psychology

Specialization Requirements

  • Meet the standards that apply to general psychology licensure

License Renewal

  • At this time, there are no requirements for continuing education
Other Licensing Resources for New York Psychology

Salary and Employment Trends for Psychologists in New York

New York Psychologists vs. Nationwide: Growth and Employment Rate

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

New York 6.2%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

New York 5.0%

Number Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists and Psychologists, Other employed 2014

Nationwide 115,810

New York 11,190

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In order to learn more about psychology in New York state, please take a moment to visit some of the helpful links below.

New York Psychology Resources