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2022 Most Popular Master's Degree Colleges for Psychology

746 Colleges in the United States
30,283 Master's Degrees
A master's degree in psychology is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #7 out of 37 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual looked at 746 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Most Popular Master's Degree Colleges for Psychology ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 30,283 master's degrees in psychology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Psychology School for Your Master's Degree

Most Popular Master's Degree Colleges for Psychology The psychology master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. We created our Most Popular Master's Degree Colleges for Psychology ranking to make it a little easier to choose the right one for you.

Being popular does not always equate to overall quality, but a school with a large number of psychology students usually has them for a reason. This may be due to it being a great value, it offering a stellar educational experience, or the subject is a major focus of the school.

One Size Does Not Fit All

This ranking is just one of the many we have created. First of all, if you are interested in other degree levels, you may want to take a look at one of the rankings highlighted above. Also, if you are interested in attending school in a specific part of the country, see our rankings by location. On top of that, you can visit our other rankings for psychology.

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Below you'll see a list of the most popular colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in psychology. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Most Well Attended Schools for Psychology Students Working on Their Master's

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN
1,294 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MN
#6 Best Quality In MN

Capella University is a popular decision for individuals interested in a master's degree in psychology. Capella University is a very large private for-profit university located in the city of Minneapolis. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #6 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Minnesota.

There were approximately 1,294 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at Capella University in the most recent data year.

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#2

National University

La Jolla, CA
899 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CA
#26 Best Quality In CA

National University is a popular option for individuals pursuing a master's degree in psychology. National University is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of La Jolla.

There were approximately 899 psychology students who graduated with this degree at National University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
702 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In VA
#12 Best Quality In VA

Liberty University is a popular decision for students pursuing a master's degree in psychology. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Lynchburg.

There were about 702 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at Liberty University in the most recent data year.

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#4

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN
681 Annual Master's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In MN
#8 Best Quality In MN

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in psychology needs to take a look at Walden University. Walden University is a fairly large private for-profit university located in the large city of Minneapolis. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #8 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Minnesota.

There were about 681 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Walden University in the most recent data year.

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655 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In AZ
#4 Best Quality In AZ

Grand Canyon University is a fairly large private for-profit university located in the large city of Phoenix. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #4 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Arizona.

There were approximately 655 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Grand Canyon University in the most recent year we have data available.

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538 Annual Master's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In AZ
#1 Best Quality In AZ

Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit university with a fairly large student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Arizona.

There were about 538 psychology students who graduated with this degree at UOPX - Arizona in the most recent year we have data available.

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517 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NH
#2 Best Quality In NH

SNHU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize suburb of Manchester. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in New Hampshire.

There were approximately 517 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at SNHU in the most recent year we have data available.

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384 Annual Master's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In CA
#20 Best Quality In CA

The Chicago School Los Angeles Campus is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Los Angeles.

There were roughly 384 psychology students who graduated with this degree at The Chicago School Los Angeles Campus in the most recent year we have data available.

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376 Annual Master's Degrees
#3 Most Popular In CA
#46 Best Quality In CA

Located in the city of San Diego, UAGC is a private for-profit university with a very large student population.

There were approximately 376 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at UAGC in the most recent data year.

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362 Annual Master's Degrees
#4 Most Popular In CA
#11 Best Quality In CA

Pepperdine is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Malibu.

There were about 362 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at Pepperdine in the most recent year we have data available.

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#11

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
346 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In FL
#10 Best Quality In FL

Located in the large suburb of Fort Lauderdale, NUS Florida is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.

There were about 346 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at NUS Florida in the most recent data year.

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326 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NY
#2 Best Quality In NY

Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in New York.

There were roughly 326 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Teachers College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#13

Adler University

Chicago, IL
284 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In IL
#4 Best Quality In IL

Adler is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #4 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Illinois.

There were about 284 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Adler in the most recent data year.

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#14

Northcentral University

San Diego, CA
282 Annual Master's Degrees
#5 Most Popular In CA
#35 Best Quality In CA

Northcentral University is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of San Diego.

There were roughly 282 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Northcentral University in the most recent data year.

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#15

New York University

New York, NY
261 Annual Master's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In NY
#3 Best Quality In NY

NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in New York.

There were approximately 261 psychology students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year.

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257 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In OH
#2 Best Quality In OH

Located in the large city of Cincinnati, UC is a public university with a fairly large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #2 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Ohio.

There were roughly 257 psychology students who graduated with this degree at UC in the most recent data year.

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250 Annual Master's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In FL
#1 Best Quality In FL

Located in the city of Melbourne, Florida Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Florida.

There were about 250 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Florida Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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238 Annual Master's Degrees
#3 Most Popular In AZ
#3 Best Quality In AZ

ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public university located in the city of Scottsdale. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Arizona.

There were approximately 238 psychology students who graduated with this degree at ASU - Skysong in the most recent data year.

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#19

Adams State University

Alamosa, CO
211 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CO
#7 Best Quality In CO

Located in the remote town of Alamosa, Adams State is a public university with a small student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #7 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Colorado.

There were roughly 211 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at Adams State in the most recent year we have data available.

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206 Annual Master's Degrees
#6 Most Popular In CA
#37 Best Quality In CA

Cal Baptist is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Riverside.

There were roughly 206 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Cal Baptist in the most recent data year.

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#21

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, KY
200 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In KY
#5 Best Quality In KY

Lindsey Wilson College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the remote town of Columbia. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #5 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Kentucky.

There were approximately 200 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at Lindsey Wilson College in the most recent data year.

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#22

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
195 Annual Master's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In IL
#2 Best Quality In IL

Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Illinois.

There were roughly 195 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available.

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#23

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY
190 Annual Master's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In KY
#4 Best Quality In KY

Located in the town of Williamsburg, Cumberlands is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #4 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Kentucky.

There were approximately 190 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Cumberlands in the most recent data year.

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190 Annual Master's Degrees
#7 Most Popular In CA
#21 Best Quality In CA

Antioch University - Los Angeles is a fairly small private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Culver City.

There were roughly 190 psychology individuals who graduated with this degree at Antioch University - Los Angeles in the most recent year we have data available.

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#25

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
181 Annual Master's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In PA
#1 Best Quality In PA

UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for master's degrees in psychology in Pennsylvania.

There were about 181 psychology students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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#25

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
#26

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX
#27

Touro University Worldwide

Los Alamitos, CA
#29

Troy University

Troy, AL
#30

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

#35

University of Denver

Denver, CO
#37

Naropa University

Boulder, CO
#37

The Wright Institute

Berkeley, CA
#39

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
#40

Kean University

Union, NJ

#41

Simmons University

Boston, MA

#42

Adler Graduate School

Richfield, MN
#43

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, MA
#48

Amberton University

Garland, TX
#49

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Carpinteria, CA

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Additional Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Master's Degree Colleges for Psychology badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 746 different United States psychology schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
51 Palo Alto University Palo Alto, CA
52 Alliant International University San Diego, CA
53 John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill, CA
54 George Washington University Washington, DC
55 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
56 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
57 Carlos Albizu University - Miami Miami, FL
57 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
59 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
59 Brandman University Irvine, CA
61 Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
62 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
62 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
64 Marymount University Arlington, VA
64 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
66 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
66 Mercer University Macon, GA
66 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
69 University of Houston - Clear Lake Houston, TX
69 Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara, CA
69 Boston University Boston, MA
72 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
72 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
72 LIU Post Brookville, NY
75 Governors State University University Park, IL
76 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
77 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
78 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
79 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
80 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
81 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
82 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
82 The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TX
82 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
82 University of Georgia Athens, GA
86 John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY
86 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
88 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
88 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
90 Richmont Graduate University Chattanooga, TN
91 Tiffin University Tiffin, OH
91 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
91 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
91 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
91 Utah State University Logan, UT
96 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
96 Widener University Chester, PA
98 Azusa Pacific University College San Dimas, CA
98 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
98 Cambridge College Boston, MA
101 Franklin University Columbus, OH
102 Caldwell University Caldwell, NJ
102 Michigan School of Psychology Farmington Hills, MI
104 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC Washington, DC
104 The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology Seattle, WA
104 Florida International University Miami, FL
107 Regis University Denver, CO
108 Immaculata University Immaculata, PA
109 University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
109 Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, PA
109 Antioch University - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
109 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
109 Russell Sage College Troy, NY
109 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Psychology students that almost earned our Most Popular Master's Degree Colleges for Psychology award.

Rank College Location
115 Daemen College Amherst, NY
115 Towson University Towson, MD
115 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
118 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
118 Queens College Queens, NY
118 Baruch College New York, NY
118 Barry University Miami, FL
122 LeTourneau University Longview, TX
123 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
123 George Fox University Newberg, OR
125 Hope International University Fullerton, CA
125 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
125 Chaminade University of Honolulu Honolulu, HI
125 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
125 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
130 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
131 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
131 Angelo State University San Angelo, TX
131 Denver Seminary Littleton, CO
131 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
131 MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS
131 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA
131 Divine Mercy University Arlington, VA
138 Ponce Health Sciences University - East Ponce, PR
138 Arcadia University Glenside, PA
138 Mid-America Christian University Oklahoma City, OK
141 The New School New York, NY
141 Crown College Saint Bonifacius, MN
141 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro San Juan, PR
141 American International College Springfield, MA
145 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
145 Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA
145 Ashland University Ashland, OH
145 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
145 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH

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Psychology Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 21,021
General Psychology 5,985
Other Psychology 1,706
Child Development & Psychology 1,571

Majors Similar to Psychology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 151,132
Social Sciences 16,724
Communication & Journalism 10,736
Library Science 4,965
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 3,282
History 3,202
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 1,546

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Nevit Dilmen. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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