Licenciado en Psicologia, Profesional Universitario: 5 years of study post secondary education; payment is not required.
Maestria (Magister): 2 years, diverse orientations: psychology and education.
Doctorado: Curricular and research arrangements are made through formal collaboration with institutions in other countries.
At present there are only two universities that provide training in psychology in Uruguay: the Universidad de la República, a public university in Montevideo and Salto, and "Damaso A. Larranaga" Catholic University of Uruguay, a private university. There are also two institutes with officially recognized university status: the Instituo Universitario San Fransisco de Asis, which offers an undergraduate degree, and the Instituto Universitario de Psicoanalisis, which offers a master's degree in psychoanalysis. There are also many private institutes that provide or specialization in other areas of psychology or specific courses and training in psychotherapy not linked to degree programs.
- The School of Psychology at the Universidad de la Republica
The School of Psychology at the Universidad de la Republica provides undergraduate training along five levels with a syllabus designed to cover the diverse theoretical and technical orientations that exist in contemporary psychology. Areas emphasized are social and community psychology, psychopathology, educational psychology, organizational psychology and introduction to psychotherapeutic and diagnostic techniques.
The curriculum is centered on applied psychology. There are no courses that deal with research methods. This deficiency is offset somewhat by exposure to research within applied courses themselves. The faculty's preferred theoretical orientation is psychoanalysis. Clearly, the curriculum implies the importance of professional practice and community involvement as career pathways.
For some years, the School of Psychology has been offering advanced, non-degree coursework for professionals in such specialties as sport psychology, child psychology, educational psychology, cognitive psychology and forensic psychology. Nowadays, there are very limited in number, due to the development of master programs
The School of Psychology has four master's degree programs: (a) Psychology and Education; (b) Infancy, Public Policies and Human Rights sponsored by UNICEF; (c) Clinical Psychology and (d) Social Psychology.
The School does not offer a doctorate in psychology.
- "Damaso Antonio Larranaga" Catholic University (UCUDAL)
"Damaso Antonio Larranaga" Catholic University (UCUDAL) provides undergraduate training along four levels, one per year. Training is based primarily in the following areas: diagnosis and psychotherapy, social psychology, preventive action in psychology and educational psychology.
The Catholic University has two master's degree programs, both in clinical psychology: one that focuses on Jungian psychology and the other that emphasizes systemic approaches. The University also offers graduate courses for professional specialization and development that do not lead to a master's degree. The master programs are:
- Psicología Analítica Junguiana
- Maestría en Psicología Educacional e Intervención Psicopedagógica
- Psicología Clínica Opción Niños y Adolescentes
- Psicología Clínica Cognitiva
- Maestría en Psicología Clínica con orientación Familiar Sistémica
- Maestría en Psicología Familiar Sistémica
In 2011, the UCUDAL launched a doctoral program, focused on these issues: personality, assessment and treatment in psychology, basic psychology and family psychology.
- Institute San Fransisco de Asis
Institute San Fransisco de Asis provides an undergraduate degree. Here, too, the curriculum is centered on applied psychology, although it includes courses on research methods.
Adapted from Uruguay - National Overview by Alejandro Vasquez Echeverria, 2012
- The University Institute of Psychoanalysis
The University Institute of Psychoanalysis, of the Asociacion Uruguaya de Psicoanalisis, offers a master's degree centered both in clinical practice and research on psychoanalysis.