How long does it take you to get your master's degree in psychology?


In most cases, a masters degree in psychology takes approximately 2 years to complete, and a doctorate takes 4-6 years (that is, 2-4 years longer than a masters degree). For a doctorate in clinical psychology, another year is typically added because students must complete an internship in which they complete a certain number of hours of supervised clinical practice. These averages vary quite a bit, however, so students should check with any programs they are applying to and see what the average degree completion time has been during the past few years.