About Us

Our Mission

We want to serve the existing psychological community and enable those who want to further their graduate education in psychology by providing the information and resources needed to help them achieve their career goals.

Who We Are

Masters in Psychology Podcast

Our site was established with the main goal of converging all of the psychology graduate programs in the United States into one convenient place to aid students in their pursuit of attaining a graduate degree in the field of psychology. We searched the internet for thousands of programs, gathered our comprehensive list, and organized them by subject and state. Later, we added an affordability ranking. The Blog and Master’s in Psychology Podcast assist students with decisions that are unique to the psychology career path.

Bradley Schumacher is the host of the Master’s in Psychology Podcast. He also authors the Masters In Psychology Blog. Bradley’s education background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication, a Master of Science in Interpersonal Communication, and participation in the Kent State University Doctoral Program in Interpersonal Communication (ABD). He taught at the University of Akron, Kent State University, Walsh University, and University of North Texas. His subject areas of expertise include interpersonal communication, public speaking, business and professional speaking, small group decision making, and organizational communication. Bradley has a personal connection to psychology as his mother is a licensed psychologist and his daughter is currently pursuing a career in psychology. He also considered becoming a licensed psychologist.

What Sets Us Apart

Our site provides links DIRECTLY to each psychology program. Our program lists are continuously UPDATED with all entries and links checked weekly for accuracy. Our lists of programs are COMPREHENSIVE, including all U.S. graduate degrees in the field of psychology. We provide a SHORT DESCRIPTION to each program for a quick idea on what types of programs are offered at each school. All of our schools are SORTED based on affordability, subject, and state. The INSTANT SEARCH FILTER can be used to further refine searches. ACCREDITATION of each school is shown in parenthesis, if appropriate. We strive to provide QUALITY information (accurate and unbiased) to help each student find potential programs of interest. College/University links are given for the student to contact schools directly for further information on the specifics of each program they are interested in. We also provide a SUMMARY and IMPORTANT INFORMATION on each of the main BRANCHES of psychology. Our site also provides top psychology RESOURCES that are important to prospective students. Our BLOG provides news and resources relevant to both students and the larger community of psychological professionals. The Master’s in Psychology PODCAST features dynamic interviews with professors and other educators, practitioners, researchers, and graduate students. The podcast guests share valuable information to empower students to make knowledgeable choices regarding their academic careers.

Methodology on Affordability Ranking

The AFFORDABILITY ranking is shown for all psychology schools using a money symbol ranging from one $ to five $$$$$, giving students a general idea of the cost differences of each school. Data is used from the Institute of Education Sciences NCES College Navigator and is based on the average graduate student tuition and fees for the academic year. Exact numbers are not used because tuition prices sometimes fluctuate, even annually. We do not rank schools based on exam pass rates or program popularity.

Data Sources

ABAI – Association for Behavior Analysis International Accredited Program
APA – American Psychological Association Accredited Programs
APCS – Academy of Psychological Clinical Science Accredited Doctoral Programs
BACB – Behavior Analysis Certification Board
CACREP – The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
CAEP – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
CEPH – Council on Education for Public Health
COAMFTE – Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
HFES – Human Factors and Ergonomics Society List of Graduate Programs
HLC – Higher Learning Commission
MPCAC – Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council Accredited Programs
NASP – National Association of School Psychologists Approved Programs
NCE – National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator
NCSPP – The National Council of Schools & Programs of Professional Psychology
PCSAS – Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System – Accredited Programs

What Others are Saying About Us

“Talking with Brad was a great experience. The host is great at putting guests at ease and the podcast felt like a genuine, enjoyable, conversation.”

Sebastien Hélie, Ph.D., Podcast Guest, June 18th, 2021

“I enjoyed my conversation with Brad; we easily could have talked for much longer. It was a great conversation that was holistic in nature and I felt that he created space for my authentic self to show up and share. Definitely a great experience!”

Jessica M. Smedley, Psy.D., L.C.P., Podcast Guest, May 20th, 2021

“Brad and the MIP team are top-notch in every aspect, exploring the sometimes complex and challenging process of professional training in psychology to those that matter and care, at all levels with compassion, competence, and hard work.”

Justin Douglas “Doug” McDonald, Ph.D., L.P., Podcast Guest, February 3rd, 2021.

“I guess the only thing I would add is, is to continue to seek that information so you know your listeners are doing that by tuning into your podcast. And it sounds like you’re providing a lot of the contacts and information that can help them, right, and help them make choices.”

Heather C. Lench, Ph.D., Podcast Guest, January 20, 2021

“Nice work on your whole podcast – I hope it continues taking off successfully – I can tell how much work you put into it and your careful attention to detail is valuable.”

Tess M.S. Neal, Ph.D., Podcast Guest, December 24, 2020

“Incredibly grateful for the invitation and opportunity to be interviewed by Bradley Schumacher on the Masters in Psychology podcast! It was an amazing experience from start to finish.”

Gabrielle Ferrara, LSW, Podcast Guest, November 24, 2020

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