Doctorate in Psychology Programs in Wisconsin
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Overview of Doctorate in Psychology Degree Programs in Wisconsin

After earning a Bachelor's degree in psychology, you may have realized that a doctorate is the most effective way to see patients with varying needs, contribute to an ever-growing body of psychological research, and connect with professors and administrators in professional settings.

Wisconsin is home to many nationally recognized colleges and universities that offer doctorate training options. No matter where you end up in Wisconsin, you can benefit from diverse, challenging clinical rotations that broaden your clinical skills.

Since there are so many schools in Wisconsin, you want to select a program that will allow you to thrive and grow as a psychology professional. Your ideal program may lead to a PsyD or a PhD in psychology. To find out where you fit in and how your previous experience can help you during this process, check out the list of Wisconsin schools below.

Learn more about this degree and request information from PsyD and PhD in psychology in Wisconsin programs.

Getting Your Doctorate Degree in Psychology in Wisconsin

Earning a PhD or PsyD is a huge accomplishment, since it requires an extensive amount of work, research, and time. With a Bachelor's degree in psychology, you may complete your PhD or PsyD in roughly five years. If you have a Bachelor's degree in a field other than psychology, you may need to take undergraduate psychology courses prior to beginning your doctorate. Many Wisconsin schools require students to graduate within seven years of beginning a doctoral program.

If you hope to one day work in teaching or research, you can begin building your body of research and your teaching skills with a PhD. PhD programs also build clinical skills, providing different career options down the line.

Commonly required PhD courses include:

  • Advanced Psychological Statistics
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Experimental Design
  • Survey of Clinical Research Methods
  • Professional Ethics and Issues in Psychology
  • Empirically Supported Interventions

A PsyD is a more specialized doctorate degree. It concentrates on the clinical side of psychology, how research applies to clinical work, and how clinicians can use research to improve their practice.

You may learn how to become a clinician in courses like:

  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Research in Psychology
  • Psychological Measurements
  • Psychopathology
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Diversity in Clinical Practice
  • Personality Assessment
  • Personality Theories
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
  • Community Psychology and Consultation

Each school has different funding options for doctoral students. Some schools have research or teaching assistantships available for well-qualified students. With this setup, you may get a partial or full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend in exchange for part-time work throughout the school year.

Working With Your Doctoral Degree in Psychology in Wisconsin

Once you've successfully graduated with a PsyD or PhD, it is time to begin earning your license. In Wisconsin, this process goes through the Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board. Once you have your initial license, you must renew by September 30 in every odd-numbered year.

Submit proof of supervised work experience, transcripts, a completed application, and a $165 fee to the Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board. Like many other states, Wisconsin requires applicants to earn a passing score on the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology.

Overall, this field is stable in Wisconsin. Per O*Net, demand for psychologists may increase 3% through 2022 (2016). Job openings for psychology professors are expected to grow 10% (O*Net, 2016). Psychologists in Wisconsin earn, on average, $77,380 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). Psychology professors have an average income of $67,980 per year (BLS, 2016).

With a range of psychology PhD programs, Wisconsin schools aim to strengthen the field of psychology as a whole.

Find out how you can do your part by contacting doctorate in psychology Wisconsin programs below.



Featured Online Doctorate in Psychology Programs:


Online programs may not be available in all states
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Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)
Programs Offered:
PhD in Counseling Psychology
PhD in Counseling Psychology - Educational Psychology
PhD in Counseling Psychology - Latino/Latina Studies
PhD in Counseling Psychology - Prevention Science
PhD in Counseling Psychology - Psychological Assessment
PhD in Counseling Psychology - Statistics
PhD in Educational Psychology - Human Development
PhD in Educational Psychology - Learning Sciences
PhD in Educational Psychology - Quantitative Methods
PhD in Educational Psychology - School Psychology
PhD in Psychology - Biology of Brain and Behavior
PhD in Psychology - Clinical
PhD in Psychology - Cognitive and Cognitive Neurosciences
PhD in Psychology - Developmental
PhD in Psychology - Perception
PhD in Psychology - Social and Personality
PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:
PhD in Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology
PhD in Educational Psychology - School Psychology
PhD in Psychology
Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology (Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:
Psy.D in Psychology
Psy.D in Psychology - Child or Adult Clinical Psychology



In addition to the campus based programs, there are numerous online programs available for many of the common Psychology degree types (Associate, Bachelors, Masters, PhD) and specialties. Please feel free to use the links on the left-hand side of this page to explore some of the online degree programs available. Thanks for visiting!

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