As it is in the rest of the country, psychology is a popular field of study in the state of North Dakota. Many colleges and universities in the state offer psychology courses and graduate programs, so students hoping to enter this field will find plenty of opportunity. Although there are just over 200 psychologists working in North Dakota presently, the field has shown impressive growth in recent years.

Those who would like to learn more about institutions offering psychology programs in North Dakota will benefit from the use of the search tool below.

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It requires dedication to complete an education in psychology, especially if one takes it all the way through the doctoral level. However, even after that lengthy education is complete, there remain a few more steps in order to secure the license required to practice psychology in the state of North Dakota.

North Dakota Psychologist Licensing

In order to actively practice psychology in North Dakota, individuals must first acquire a license from the state. With that license, it is possible to offer services such as the following:

  • Group and individual therapy sessions focused on the mental disorders of the patient or patients
  • Corporate training which is aimed at improving the overall culture and emotional intelligence of a group of employees
  • Treatment for individuals who are dealing with addiction problems such as drugs or alcohol

North Dakota Psychology Licensing Authority

The North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners is the body in charge of issuing licenses to practice psychology within the state.

In order to obtain a license, it will be necessary to complete the steps below:

Complete coursework in order to receive a doctoral degree in psychology from an APA-accredited institution

Complete 3,000 hours of supervised practice, with at least 1,500 hours in pre-doctoral internship

Pass a written and oral examination

Submit all required documentation and application paperwork, along with appropriate fees

Psychology Licensing Exams in North Dakota

There is a written exam and an oral exam required to acquire a psychology license in North Dakota. The written exam is the EPPP, which is a nationally-recognized standard. The oral exam is related to the practice of psychology within North Dakota specifically.

Psychology Specializations Recognized in North Dakota

  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I-O)

Specialization Requirements

  • Meet all of the other requirements in place to hold a psychology license in North Dakota

License Renewal

  • License holders must complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years
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Employment Trends and
Salary Information for North Dakota Psychologists

North Dakota vs. Nationwide Job Growth and Employment Rates

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

North Dakota 8.2%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

North Dakota 15.6%

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

Nationwide 115,810

North Dakota 220

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Below is a list of links which contain further information related to education and the field of psychology in general.

North Dakota Psychology Resources