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Study psychology in USA

An in-depth guide to studying psychology in USA as an international student

What types of psychology degree can you study in USA?

What do psychology experts in USA say?

  • Dr Tara Mitchell

    Dr Tara Mitchell

    Lock Haven University Professor
    Dr Tara Mitchell says

    Even if students do not major in psychology, taking psychology courses is beneficial, as psychology teaches students critical thinking skills, which are important in all careers and in life. It also teaches skills that help people work well together and form stronger relationships.

    Studying in the US is beneficial due to the diversity that international students can encounter, not just in terms of people, but subjects to study, ideas, and geography. International students, particularly those that use school holidays to travel, will be exposed to a wide range of places, people, and ideas.

    Psychology is the scientific study of behavior, thought, and feelings. Although many see psychology simply as offering therapy, it is more than that. International students who wish to become therapists would do well with a degree in psychology, but psychology also allows students to learn how to become better teachers, better parents, better business people, and better citizens. It teaches them to be critical thinkers, a skill that all need.

    Career prospects do depend on the type of degree and the area of specialization in psychology that a student pursues. Career prospects increase if the student pursues an advanced graduate degree (master's degree or doctorate). However, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, careers involving psychology are expected to grow faster than the national average. In addition, because psychology teaches critical thinking and collaboration skills, employers in fields outside of psychology often hire graduates with a bachelor's degree in psychology. As a result, the career prospects are good.

Top psychology programs in USA

What are the top psychology undergraduate programs in USA?

Bachelor's in psychology in USA

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    Psychology - BA Concord University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,186 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show more details about Psychology
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    Psychology - BA Fisher College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    31,992 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show more details about Psychology
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    Psychology - BA Greenville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,580 USD
    Start date
    January, August
    Show more details about Psychology
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    Health Psychology - BSc Greenville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,580 USD
    Start date
    January, August
    Show more details about Health Psychology
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    Psychology - BA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    35,736 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show more details about Psychology
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Associate in psychology in USA

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    Liberal Arts & Sciences: Psychology - ASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show more details about Liberal Arts & Sciences: Psychology
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What are the top psychology graduate programs in USA?

Master's in psychology in USA

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    Experimental Psychology - MA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,100 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show more details about Experimental Psychology
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    Psychology - MA St. Francis College, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,725 USD
    Start date
    September
    Show more details about Psychology
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    Psychology - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,818 USD
    Start date
    August
    Show more details about Psychology
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    Kinesiology - Sport Psychology - MSc Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    23,588 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show more details about Kinesiology - Sport Psychology
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    Counseling Psychology - MSc University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,770 USD
    Start date
    January, August
    Show more details about Counseling Psychology
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Doctorate in psychology in USA

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    Psychology - PhD Clark University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,616 USD
    Start date
    January, September
    Show more details about Psychology
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    Psychology (Counseling) - PhD University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,770 USD
    Start date
    January, August
    Show more details about Psychology (Counseling)
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    Clinical Psychology - PhD Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,300 USD
    Start date
    May, August
    Show more details about Clinical Psychology
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    School Psychology - EdS University of Central Arkansas, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,866 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show more details about School Psychology
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    Psychology - Counseling Psychology - PhD University of Central Arkansas, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,866 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show more details about Psychology - Counseling Psychology
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Certificate in psychology in USA

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    School Psychology - PGCert University of Central Arkansas, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    9,648 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show more details about School Psychology
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What are the top psychology universities in USA?

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