Indiana Psychology Education Overview
Psychology Licensure in Indiana
The state of Indiana is an excellent state to start a career for those human services workers with a license to practice Psychology. Indiana has myriad options to find employment as a licensed Psychologist, in organizations, agencies and institutions. There is a great diversity of potential career paths for those who hold a license to practice Psychology in Indiana, including: working in a school in Indianapolis, being employed at a hospital in Fort Wayne or setting up a private practice in Evansville. Boasting a population of over 6.5 million people, Indiana has a population that supports employment for Psychologists in a variety of positions and organizations. If you go to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website and search for information on Psychology, you will find information showing that Psychologists in Indiana can expect to earn a mean yearly wage of $64,4801. If the thought of working in a medical setting is appealing, then you may wish to seek employment in one of Indiana’s 150+ Major hospitals2. If you have a degree concentration in child Psychology, or wish to help children with their mental and emotional problems, then you may wish to explore the option of working in one of Indiana’s 275+ public school districts3. There are a plethora of potential career arcs as a licensed Psychologist, which makes your odds of finding an ideal fit very likely. Below you will find a guide to help you step-by-step with the process of attaining full licensure to practice Psychology in the state of Indiana.
Required educational background
Becoming a licensed Psychologist in Indiana is a lucrative and fulfilling career to pursue. You will need to continue your schooling earning your Bachelor, Master and eventually your Ph.D. in psychology.
A Bachelor of Psychology is an extremely useful degree to have. Whether you continue on to earn your Master and Doctorate of Psychology, or choose to pursue one of the many human services positions that this degree makes you eligible for, your Bachelor of psychology is a valuable asset.
Indiana requires that one has earned their doctorate in psychology in order to apply for licensure. So while you cannot attain licensure with a Master’s degree, it is an important step to take on your journey to licensure Even if you don’t want to continue your schooling to get a doctorate you will find that with a Master’s in Psychology a wide variety of human services positions become available. A Master of Psychology is an extremely useful degree regardless of whether you decide to pursue licensure or not.
To start on your journey to licensure you will need your doctorate in psychology from a board approved school. Once you have your doctorate you will need to earn your field experience.
To begin accumulating your required field experience for licensure, you will need to do the following:
- You will need at least 1500 hours of field experience from an internship.
- After your internship is completed you will need to earn an additional 1600 hours of supervised experience in a one year or greater time period.
- You will need to apply for licensure, get approval and take your examination as explained below.
You will want to familiarize yourself with Indiana’s specific laws and regulations regarding licensure. These laws change so it is good to make sure you have current information, which you can find here:
Once you have completed your field experience you can apply to take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).
- Pass the EPPP with a score meeting the Indiana minimum, the passing score is 500
- Pass the Indiana Jurisprudence examination
You can find some helpful information about your EPPP here: