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Study psychology in the USA

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

What types of psychology degree can you study in the 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 the USA

What are the top Psychology Undergraduate programs in the USA?

Bachelor's in psychology in the USA

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    Psychology - BSc University of Central Florida, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,478 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,478 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Psychology - BA/BSc University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Psychology - BA/BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Psychology - BA/BSc Alma College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    42,352 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 42,352 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Psychology
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    Psychology - BA University of Kansas, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,960 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,960 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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Associate in psychology in the USA

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

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,892 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Psychology (for Transfer) - AA Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Psychology (Transfer Pathway) - AA St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Psychology - AA Hesston College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,992 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,992 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Psychology - AA College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August, June
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What are the top Psychology Graduate programs in the USA?

Master's in psychology in the USA

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    Experimental Psychology - MSc Central Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,007 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,007 USD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Experimental Psychology
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    Industrial & Organizational Psychology - MSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,990 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,990 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Organizational Psychology - MSc Keiser University, USA
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,912 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,912 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Performance Psychology - MA National University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,912 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,912 USD

    Start date
    July, September, January, April
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    School Psychology - MSc California State University, Monterey Bay, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,600 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Doctorate in psychology in the USA

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    Industrial/Organizational Psychology - PhD Keiser University, USA
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    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,912 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,912 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Psychology (School) - PhD University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,770 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,770 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Industrial Organizational Psychology - PhD Seattle Pacific University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,604 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Human Services Psychology - PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,899 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,899 USD

    Start date
    August
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    School Psychology - SSP Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,034 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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