What are the benefits in getting a doctorate?
Scott D. Leonard, Psy.D.
You generally will not find multidisciplinary degrees at the graduate level. They are very subject focused, even within majors. For the most part, you need a doctorate to teach at the college level. In psychology, you also need the doctorate to get licensed as a clinical psychologist. You will need to commit to spending 7 or 8 years to get the doctorate from the day you first enter college. You also will need to have good enough grades to get into the program. Think 3.8 or higher. If you want to practice clinical psychology, you will also need to do a 2 year post graduation clinical.