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Study psychology in the USA

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What types of psychology degrees can you study in the USA?

Psychology is a broad topic, and a psychology degree will aim to give you an understanding of all the areas of the subject.

However, there are many options and concentrations you can choose from that offer a more focussed curriculum in a specific area. Some common psychology subdisciplines you could study include:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Counseling psychology
  • Experiment psychology
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Criminal psychology
  • Applied psychology
  • Child psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Sport psychology

It’s worth exploring one of these programs if there’s an area of psychology you’re most interested in. Psychology can often be studied as a joint degree in combination with another subject, like sociology, education, business or mathematics.

What do psychology experts in USA say?

  • Dr Kaye Cook

    Dr Kaye Cook

    Gordon College Administrative Chair Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Social Welfare
    Dr Kaye Cook says

    Psychology is broad and deep. It helps one to prepare for a range of fields that require teamwork, leadership, and a depth of knowledge that can be applied in multiple work and life contexts. It is pivotal, for example, for education, technology, politics, and parenting, as well as counseling.

    We are a small college that dreams big. We try to care for students who are far from home while at the same time helping them discern their calling and providing a high-quality education that prepares them for their chosen career.

    A psychology degree is increasingly recognized worldwide because the needs are great. For example, currently, we are experiencing the greatest dislocation of individuals from their homelands because of war, poverty, and climate change. The world desperately needs people with psychological sensitivities and trained in psychological constructs who are able to contextualize their knowledge in culture.

    Career prospects are strong in most countries, based on our experiences with students who have returned home. We have students placed in high positions in education, counseling, and government, to name a few. We are always glad to write recommendations and help alumni find jobs in whatever way we can.

  • 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 - BA Midway University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,480 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,480 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Psychology - BSc Campbellsville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Psychology - BA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,458 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,458 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Psychology - BS (with foundation and placement) Brenau University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,000 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Psychology - BS/BA University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,641 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,641 USD

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

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    Psychology - AAS-T Big Bend Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,789 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,789 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Human Services: Psychology - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Liberal Arts & Sciences: Psychology - ASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,743 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,743 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Psychology - ADT Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Psychology - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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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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    Addiction Counseling in Psychology - MCounsPsy Colorado State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,058 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,058 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Adult Continuing Education: Counseling and Psychology - MSc University of West Alabama, USA
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,870 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,870 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy - MA University of the West, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,546 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,546 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Psychology: Clinical (42 credits) - MSc Millersville University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,363 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,363 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Psychological Science - MA California State University, San Bernardino, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,723 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,723 USD

    Start date
    August
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Doctorate in psychology in the USA

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    Psychology and Educational Specialist - Dual EdS/MSc Millersville University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate/Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,363 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,363 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Psychology - PhD Clark University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,952 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,952 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Psychology - PhD University of Nebraska Omaha, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,281 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,281 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Psychology: School Psychology - EdS/MA Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate/Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Student reviews for psychology in the USA

  • Benjamin Irom
    Germany
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    College of the Canyons Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the USA
    My major is Psychology and the lectures and professors that teach psychology are truly amazing and very experienced!
  • Marta Mohedano Jurado
    Spain
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Southern Utah University Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the USA
    I LOVE the psychology department. Such nice and engaging professionals, honestly the very best of the campus.
  • Jing Zhu
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Southern Utah University Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the USA
    Tuition is good because I have the scholarship from the early college program.
  • Yitao Liu
    China
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Southern Utah University Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the USA
    I have qualified lectures and lecturers this semester. Dr. Steve Barney is the best professor that I have ever met. Forensic psychology is a fun class to take.
  • Yuzhou Peng
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Southern Utah University Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the USA
    All Professors are talented and kind. They not only teach me class also give me a lot of future careers.