Louisiana Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs and Resources

The Louisiana colleges categorized below by affordability offer terminal (master’s in psychology only) and non-terminal (master’s in psychology with doctorate) degree programs. Ten Louisiana schools offer eighteen postgraduate psychology degree programs. The areas of study for higher postgraduate psychology degree types offered include psychology, applied psychology, applied behavior analysis, experimental psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, clinical psychology, specialist in school psychology (SPP), school psychology, cognitive and brain sciences, counseling psychology, and psychological sciences. See the “Louisiana Psychology Resources” section at the bottom of the page for a list of websites offering useful, local psychology information. States that neighbor Louisana and offer graduate psychology degree programs include Texas, Arkansas and Missouri.

Louisiana Masters in Psychology

Louisiana Master’s in Psychology Programs

University of New Orleans The UNO Master of Science in Applied Psychology students will demonstrate competence in the empirical literature on the social, cognitive and affective basis of the science of psychology. The goal is to produce well-trained scientists who are capable of assisting clinical psychologists and working as a mental health professionals.
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McNeese State University (ABAI,BACB) The MSU MA in Applied Behavior Analysis emphasizes the development of both assessment and intervention skills. The MSU MA in Counseling Psychology prepares graduates to function as counselors within the community in a variety of settings, including private and public agencies. The MSU MA in General/Experimental Psychology prepares graduates for advanced study in psychology at the Ph.D. level.
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Louisiana Tech University The LTU MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program will provide students with a rigorous understanding of employment law, training and development strategies, leadership and decision making, organizational psychology theory, research methods, and statistics.
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana The NSULA Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology is designed for students who plan to continue doctoral training in Clinical Psychology or seek clinical employment at the MS level. The emphasis is on clinical assessment, theory, application, and research.
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Southeastern Louisiana University The SLU Master of Arts in Psychology provides students with core training in psychology that prepares them for successful entry into a doctoral program. It also prepares students for paraprofessional positions with a variety of courses. You can also choose a Industrial/Organizational concentration.
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University of Louisiana Lafayette The UL Lafayette Master of Science degree in General Psychology provides foundational training in core areas of psychology. Coursework helps students become competitive for admission to doctoral-level programs in both applied and experimental fields of psychology. Faculty members have expertise in Clinical, Cognitive, Counseling, Developmental, Educational, Physiological, and Social Psychology, as well as specialties in Behavior Analysis and Health.
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Tulane University The TU Master of Science Program in Psychology prepares students for their next step of graduate training or entry into the workforce. Students may pursue the M.S. in Psychological Science (PSYC) or in Behavioral Health (PSBH). The PSYC program offers graduate level training in psychological theories and methods. The PSBH offers graduate training in a specialty area of psychology such as mental health, substance use disorders, and health related behaviors.
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Louisiana Doctorate in Psychology Programs

Louisiana State University Shreveport (NASP) The LSU Shreveport Specialist in School Psychology (SPP) graduates typically work in public school systems where they apply data-based decision making and problem-solving, consultation, psychological evaluation, and research skills to prevent or remediate academic, behavioral, and mental health problems.
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Nicholls State University (NASP) The NSU Specialist in School Psychology program prepares future school psychologists to serve as consultants to the entire school community. The program trains students to provide a variety of psychological services within educational settings. In addition to field experiences, the curriculum also focuses on the ethical, professional and legal standards of school psychology.
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Louisiana State University The LSU PhD in Cognitive & Brain Sciences examines cognition and related topics from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. Our graduate program emphasizes research training using multiple behavioral and neuroscientific methodological tools, including both laboratory and field research methods. In addition to basic research on attention, memory, emotion, language, and decision-making, students are encouraged to study applications of the cognitive and brain sciences to real-world situations.
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Louisiana State University (APA) The LSU PhD in Clinical Psychology emphasizes the integration of the scientific and applied aspects of clinical psychology. Training focuses on conducting clinical research, conducting clinical services in a scientific fashion, evaluating the clinical literature from a scientist's perspective, calling upon relevant empirical findings and principles in the creation and/or application of clinical procedures, and integrating basic and applied clinical psychology into a suitable and sound personal frame of reference.
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Louisiana State University The LSU PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology mission is to provide graduate students with the highest quality education from a scientist-practitioner perspective, and to enable graduate students to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with I/O psychological theories, principles, research methods, and ethics. We offer personalized graduate training for employment in academia, industry, government, and consulting, with the goal of improving organizational effectiveness.
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Louisiana State University (APA,NASP) The LSU PhD in School Psychology program is both small and collegial. Each student has intensive and frequent contact with faculty members, particularly his or her major professor. The program embraces a scientist/practitioner model of training and is designed to develop psychologists who use scientific problem-solving techniques in their research as well as their practice. The orientation is behavioral/ecological, with a focus on children as they function within family, school, and community systems.
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Louisiana Tech University (APA) The LTU PhD in Counseling Psychology embodies a balanced training experience designed to train professional psychologists in the scientist-practitioner model. The primary goal of the program is to produce professional psychologists who are competent in both research and professional practice. Our Counseling Psychology program trains students as Health Service Psychologists.
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Louisiana Tech University The LTU PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology prepares students to work in areas relating to applied behavioral science in organizations and business. The program involves rigorous preparation in psychological foundations, research methods/statistical analysis, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and successful completion and defense of a dissertation involving original research.
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Tulane University The TU PhD in Psychological Science provides training in basic research areas of psychology. Current areas of research interest include developmental psychology, cognitive/behavioral neuroscience, and social psychology. Students may also elect to focus on health psychology through a graduate certificate program.
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Tulane University (APA) The TU PhD in School Psychology embraces an ecologically-grounded scientist-practitioner model of training. The goal of our training is to prepare professionals who are sensitive to the complex interplay of biological, cultural, economic, social, and psychological influences that contribute to child development.
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Louisiana Psychology Licensing and Resources

Southwestern Psychological Association SWPA is an official APA affiliate for the Southwestern nine-state region of the United States and works to promote and strengthen psychology’s scientific, professional and educational facets. SWPA prides itself on serving the psychological community by providing access to scientific advances and professional development within a collegial atmosphere. Students are welcomed and treated as active and valued participants in the discipline. Additionally, SWPA strives to maintain diversity in its membership, its leadership and its program.
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Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists The LSBEP mission is to safeguard life, health, property, and the public welfare, and in order to protect the people of Louisiana against unauthorized, unqualified and improper application of psychology.
Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association The LPMA strives to promote mental health, support quality treatment of psychiatric disorders, and support the professional agenda and standards of our national organization. The mission is to promote mental health, support quality treatment of psychiatric disorders and support the professional agenda and standards of our national organization.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Louisiana The mission and purpose of NAMI Louisiana shall be to support and advocate at the local, state, and national levels the promotion of the quality of care, rights and interests of those affected by mental illness.
Louisiana Psychologist Search or Verification Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists License Search and Verification in Louisiana
New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center NOBPC is a free standing, non-profit educational and service organization dedicated to the furtherance of psychoanalytic understanding in Louisiana. We provide an excellent, in-depth and accredited training program for those interested in adult and child psychoanalysis.
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Louisiana School Psychological Association LSPA promotes the profession of school psychology to advance effective practices that enrich students' educational outcomes, behavior and mental health. There are many benefits to being a member of LSPA. The professional community and collaboration found among members and the professional skills developed throughout the year are invaluable.
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Louisiana Psychological Association The LPA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare in the state of Louisiana. In our section for members we help psychologists, associate members and students connect with others in their areas.
Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association LaBAA is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis.
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Louisiana Academy of Medical Psychologists LAMP is the practice organization for Medical Psychologists in Louisiana. Medical psychology is the profession of the health sciences which deals with the examination, diagnosis, psychological, pharmacologic and other somatic treatment and/or management of mental, nervous, emotional, behavioral, substance abuse, or cognitive disorders.
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Southwest Louisiana Psychology Internship Consortium The SWLA Pre-Doctoral Internship is an organized training program in professional psychology. The program endorses the view that the contemporary practice of psychology requires an ever-broadening range of skills and competencies in order for practitioners to meet the burgeoning demands of today’s society.
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