Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Psychology

Find Schools Near

2020 Best Colleges for Psychology in Massachusetts

Psychology is a popular major and Massachusetts is the 7th most popular state for students studying this major. 6,078 of the 175,257 Psychology degrees earned last year were given by colleges in Massachusetts. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Psychology in Massachusetts ranking analyzed 29 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in psychology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 4 schools for Psychology students in Massachusetts.

Choosing a Great Psychology School

Best Colleges for Psychology in Massachusetts The psychology program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 4% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 4%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 76 to 37 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Graduates Earn More After College

A psychology degree from schools on this list usually translates into higher than average income after graduation. A psychology bachelors degree from a college in Massachusetts helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $33,509 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Psychology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other psychology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized psychology related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Psychology students in Massachusetts.

Best Schools to Study Psychology in Massachusetts

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for psychology majors.

Top 10 Best Psychology Colleges in Massachusetts

#1

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Brandeis University is one of the best schools in the United States for psychology. Brandeis is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Waltham. This college ranks 14th out of 70 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

Brandeis University is one of the most popular college to study psychology in Massachusetts exceeding 120 graduations last year.

More…

Request Information
#2

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

It is hard to beat Boston College if you want to pursue psychology as a major. Located in the city Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 12th out of 70 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There are roughly 369 psychology undergraduates studying this degree at Boston College.

More…

Request Information
#3

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

It is hard to beat College of the Holy Cross if you wish to study psychology. Located in the midsize city Worcester, Holy Cross is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of 24 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Holy Cross is a great school overall.

With 110 students enrolled, College of the Holy Cross is one of most popular schools to study psychology in Massachusetts.

More…

Request Information
#4

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University is one of the best schools in the United States for psychology. Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. A Best Colleges rank of 56 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Boston U is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Boston U also offers 2 different higher degree levels in psychology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

More…

Request Information
#5

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Located in the city Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 5 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great college overall.

With 191 students enrolled, Harvard University is one of most popular schools to study psychology in Massachusetts.

More…

Request Information
#6

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Located in the fringe town Williamstown, Williams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of 14 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Williams is a great school overall.

A favorite choice for psychology undergrads, there are about 41 individuals enrolled in this program at Williams.

More…

Request Information
#7

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Located in the large suburb Easton, Stonehill is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. This school ranks 20th out of 70 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 60 undergrads, Stonehill College is one of most popular colleges to study psychology in Massachusetts.

More…

Request Information

Located in the suburb Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 18th out of 70 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

For those interested in something more advanced, UMass Amherst also offers 3 different higher degree levels in psychology, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship).

More…

Request Information
#9

Clark University

Worcester, MA

Located in the medium-sized city Worcester, Clark is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 21st out of 70 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 108 undergrads, Clark University is one of most popular schools to study psychology in Massachusetts.

More…

Request Information
#10

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

Located in the suburb South Hadley, Mt. Holyoke is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. This school ranks 17th out of 70 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 40 students enrolled, Mount Holyoke College is one of most popular colleges to study psychology in Massachusetts.

More…

Request Information

Best Psychology Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Psychology Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Maine 38 465
Rhode Island 38 814
New Hampshire 37 2,133
Connecticut 37 2,385
Vermont 36 474

Psychology Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 131,061
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 29,110
Child Development & Psychology 11,968
Other Psychology 3,118

View All Psychology Related Majors >

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 306,214
Social Sciences 199,576
Communication & Journalism 120,570
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 60,305
History 32,644

View All Psychology Related Majors >

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.

Featured Psychology Schools

Find Schools Near You