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Alex McCord Just Earned a Master's Degree in Professional Psychology

She's been busy since her days as an OG The Real Housewives of New York City cast member!

By Hannah Chambers
Alex McCord Gives an Update on Her New Career

Congratulations are in order for Alex McCord, who has been very busy since her days as a cast member on The Real Housewives of New York City. After becoming a psychologist in 2017, Alex has now earned a Master of Professional Psychology from the University of New England. 

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Alex shared the exciting news with her Instagram followers in a post showing a photo of her new degree. “Call me master (not mistress),” she wrote. The post reveals that she was also presented with the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar “in recognition of outstanding endeavor and excellence in academic performance at the University of New England.” 

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Call me master. (not mistress) 😎

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In 2019, the RHONY alum spoke with The Daily Dish, and opened up about her career ambitions in a video you can watch above. She explained that as an 18-year-old freshman in college, it was difficult to decide whether she was going to pursue a career in theatre or science. 

“At the time I decided to do theatre,” she said. But after 10 years of acting and four seasons of RHONY, Alex knew it was time for a change. “Now it’s time for science. I won’t age out of it. I don’t need boobs or Botox for it. And I’m fascinated by the way the brain works.” 

Alex also explained her plans to specialize in geriatric psychology. 

“It’s all about dementia, and what we can do to fight against it, and you know, the difference between Alzheimers and Parkinson’s and whatnot,” she said. “There’s some fascinating research coming out that may really move the needle. I want to be part of the research, which is why I’m going to go ahead and try to get a doctorate. But I’m also really interested in helping the people who are currently struggling with dementia and how they navigate their family, moving into long term care, all of that.” 

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