General Licensing Information
IPS graduates have an impressive array of credentials. With our comprehensive curriculum of training and clinical experience, many graduates seek the ability to live out their “vocation to heal” by acquiring a license to legally practice these skills.
Because licensure varies by state, it can be confusing. We are committed to assisting our graduates in navigating this licensure process and offer a variety of resources to this end.
It is important for students to understand the different licensing terms. Doctoral level psychologists are usually recognized for independent practice in most states usually as Psychologists, Licensed Psychologists or Registered Psychologists.
Master’s level licensing applicable to IPS graduates include: Licensed Master’s level Psychologist (few states recognize this), Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Counselor.
Licensing processes and requirements vary by profession and by state. Thus, it is imperative that you consult the requirements for licensure specific to the state in which you wish to practice.
These requirements include an appropriate course of graduate study and supervised clinical hours.
Keep in mind that you are not alone in your search – the Clinical Career Training assistants will help you navigate options and requirements. Check out the helpful links below for more detailed information.
Guides to Licensing for IPS M.S. Alumni