New Hampshire Psychology Education Overview
Psychology Licensure in New Hampshire
New Hampshire is a beautiful state to live in and an excellent state to begin your human services career as a licensed Psychologist. A large field of potential work environments is available to the Psychologist licensed in New Hampshire. For example, some will feel drawn to find employment at an elementary school in Berlin, others to set up a private practice in Concorde, as you will see there are a great variety of opportunities available. New Hampshire has a population of over 1.3 million people. In addition, New Hampshire is geographically small so with a large population density, there are many jobs available within a small area. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website, New Hampshire has a mean yearly wage of $64,490 for its Psychologists1. If you had a degree concentration in child Psychology or otherwise are interested in working with children, then you may want to investigate career possibilities in one of New Hampshire’s 179+ School districts2. If working with health care professionals in a stimulating environment sounds appealing, then you may wish to explore employment with one of New Hampshire’s 34+ major hospitals3. There are so many work environments you can once you have earned licensure in Psychology; you have an excellent chance of finding the perfect niche for you.. You will find our guide on Psychology licensure in New Hampshire below.
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Required Educational Background
Attaining your license to practice Psychology in New Hampshire is a challenging task, but one you will find greatly rewarding upon completion. To apply for licensure in New Hampshire, you will need to have your doctorate in Psychology. This of course means that you have already earned your Bachelor and Master of Psychology.
Going to school to earn your Bachelor of Psychology is a great way to learn if a career in Psychology is a career path that fits with your unique interests and talents. A great benefit of having a Bachelor’s of Psychology is that even if you discover you don’t like the discipline of psychology, the degree itself is a sought after resume item for workers in the human services field. Many employers look to hire candidates who have Bachelor of Psychology degrees in the human services sector.
New Hampshire requires that one has earned their doctorate in Psychology to apply for licensure. So, while a Master of Psychology is a necessary stepping stone to your doctorate and licensure, a Master of Psychology degree is also extremely useful in and of itself. . Even if you choose not to pursue licensure, your degree will be very useful in finding employment in the Human Services sector.
Once your doctorate in psychology from an APA approved school you will need to start accumulating your required hours of field experience.
To verify your field experience component, you will need to do the following actions:
You will need to show verification of at least 2 years of supervised clinical experience with each year being equivalent to 1500 hours. You can begin accumulating your required hours after completing at least 2 years of your doctoral degree program.
You will need to apply for licensure, get approval and take your examinations as explained below.
You will want to be versed with New Hampshire specific rules and regulations for licensure. These laws change so it is good to make sure you have current information, you can find that information 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 New Hampshire minimum
You can find some helpful information about your EPPP here: