Online Psychology Graduate Programs Florida

  • Last Post 04 July 2014
lroland posted this 19 June 2014 - Last edited 14 March 2016

I live in Florida and I have a MS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational. I am interested in changing careers and would like work in the clinical field. Are you aware of any online/hybrid Masters or Phd programs that allow for licensure in Florida? Thank you!

Kayleigh posted this 01 July 2014 - Last edited 26 October 2015

Hi there,

This is a common question and licensure can be very confusing.

Most state licensing boards typically require a minimum of a doctoral degree in psychology from a regionally accredited school. BUT, some states require applicants to have a doctoral degree in psychology from an APA-accredited program.

Herein lies the problem as Florida requires the later—a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

GetEducated profiles over 15 online doctorate programs in Psychology but unfortunately none of them hold APA accreditation.

Currently, the APA does not accredit any fully online Clinical Psychology doctorate programs.

Therefore you may have to opt for an on-campus APA-accredited Clinical Psychology doctorate program (click for the list).

Best of luck!


SpiritMachine posted this 04 July 2014 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Fielding is APA accredited, and recently got renewed. However, it doesn't have the best reputation. It is a distributed learning model involving independent learning, so it's not fair to call it online or even hybrid though. It's also costs over 100,000 to complete.