Alabama Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs and Resources

Featured below is a list, sorted by affordability, of Alabama schools that offer both terminal and non-terminal psychology degree programs. Alabama has 8 colleges that provide 17 postgraduate degrees in psychology. These higher learning psychology degree types include the following areas of study: psychology, experimental psychology, educational psychology (specialization in learning and assessment online), industrial/organizational psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, behavioral neuroscience, lifespan development, medical/clinical psychology, clinical psychology, and counseling psychology. The “Alabama Psychology Resources” table at the bottom of the page highlights useful, local psychology websites. Neighboring states offering graduate psychology programs are Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia.

Alabama Masters in Psychology

Alabama Master’s in Psychology Programs

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University of West Alabama The UWA Master of Science in Experimental Psychology provides training in psychology-based statistics and research methodology. All students receive one-on-one mentoring from a faculty member. Three tracks include: Traditional option to prepare for a doctoral program in psychology, the Clinical Psychology option can be used as a step toward obtaining an LPC or other counseling credentials, and Health and Sports Psychology option.
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University of South Alabama The USA Master of Science in Psychology: Behavioral and Brain Sciences Emphasis includes a core curriculum designed to provide students with knowledge of current theories, principles, and methods of experimental psychology. Sub-specialties may include, but are not limited to, Comparative Psychology, Cognitive-Neuroscience, Cognition, Developmental Psychology & Lifespan, Health, Perception, Personality, Social Psychology, and Psycholinguistics.
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Auburn University at Montgomery The AUM Master of Science in Psychology is small by design as this allows our professors ample time to spend with each student, addressing questions and offering quality mentorship. Our program offers two tracks: a thesis track and a practicum track. As part of the program requirements, students are required to complete our comprehensive examinations. The Psychology Department offers a small number of graduate assistantships (GAs) that are available on a competitive basis.
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Jacksonville State University (ABAI,BACB) The JSU MS in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares students to be board certified behavior analysts through instruction, training, and research in the analysis of behavior. The goal of our program is to prepare students for careers in the application of behavior analytic techniques to the behavioral habilitation of diverse populations and for careers in the experimental analysis of behavior.
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University of Alabama in Huntsville The UAH Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology emphasizes an understanding and appreciation of the scientific basis of behavior. The focus is general-experimental with coursework in applied experimental, biological, cognitive, developmental, human factors, industrial/organizational, and social psychology. Students in the program may choose to specialize in Industrial/Organizational psychology.
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University of Alabama (NCATE) The UA Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Learning and Assessment Online provides training in cognition and the learning sciences coupled with educational research and program evaluation skills. This program does not lead to certification.
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Auburn University (BACB) The AU MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is designed to train students with the skills and knowledge to enable students to become Industrial - Organizational (I-O) practitioners in an applied setting. The program focuses on understanding, predicting, and modifying behavior in organizational settings, typically in work environments. This program is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce after completing the two-year non-thesis program. AU also offers a MS in Applied Behavior Analysis.
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Alabama Doctorate in Psychology Programs

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University of South Alabama (APA) The USA PhD in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (CCP) Doctoral Program will graduate doctorates trained to provide the most effective types of psychological care for individuals, families, and communities and enable them to work successfully with a variety of professionals to promote health and treat mental disorders.
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University of Alabama at Birmingham (APA) UAB offers three Doctoral programs: PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience, PhD in Lifespan Development Psychology and a PhD in Medical/Clinical Psychology. All of our graduate students study core substantive areas of psychological science as well as more specific areas in their specialization including areas such as health psychology and behavioral medicine, pediatric and child clinical psychology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, geropsychology, and substance abuse.
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University of Alabama (APA) The UA PhD in Clinical Psychology is based on the scientist-practitioner (Boulder) model. Four areas of concentration include: Clinical Geropsychology, Clinical Child, Psychology and Law (legal), and Clinical Health. A joint PhD-MPH (Master of Public Health) with The University of Alabama at Birmingham is also available.
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University of Alabama The UA PhD in Educational Psychology prepares students for careers as faculty members within academic settings, researchers in agencies or businesses and school practitioners. The mission of the program is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the theory and research related to learners, learning and developmental processes.
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University of Alabama The UA PhD in Experimental Psychology offers three concentrations: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Science, and Social Psychology. The goals of the program are to prepare students in the academic skills that will allow them to be researchers, college-level teachers, and program directors.
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Auburn University (APA) The AU PhD in Counseling Psychology integrates both the science and the practice of counseling psychology. Students are trained to provide direct psychological services in various settings including: private practice, college/university counseling centers, medical settings, correctional facilities, and Veterans Administration hospitals.
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Auburn University (APA) The AU PhD in Clinical Psychology students receive didactic and experiential training in scientific research, clinical practice (clinical assessment and intervention), and teaching in psychology. Clinical students specialize in one of two tracks: an adult track and a child track.
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Alabama Psychology Licensing and Resources

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Alabama Department of Mental Health Serves more than 200,000 Alabama citizens with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. Our mission is to Serve, Empower, and Support, and promote the health and well-being of Alabamians.
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Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling The ABEC is a regulatory agency that is appointed by the Governor and is comprised of licensed professional counselors and the public whose mission is to protect the public from incompetent, unethical and unlawful counseling practice; To enforce qualification standards for all levels of licensure; and To delineate unlawful conduct through disciplinary procedures against practitioners who violate applicable laws and rules.
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Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology Administrative Code The Alabama Administrative Code is a compilation of the rules of all state agencies covered by the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act.
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Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology The Board seeks to promote and protect the public's health, welfare, and quality of life by licensing and regulating the practice of psychology and by promoting access to psychological services delivered in a safe, competent, and ethical manner.
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Alabama Association of School Psychologists AASP is a state-level, professional organization for school psychologists and school psychometrists. We promote and maintain high ethical standards for training in and professional practice of school psychological services in Alabama. AASP also serves as an informant to the public about the services and practices of psychology in the schools and strives to advance the professional standards of school psychology/psychometry.
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Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensure Board Licensing for applied behavior analysis services in the state of Alabama including Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts. A license is not required for Registered Behavior Technicians.
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Autism Society of Alabama The ASA's mission is to improve services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families through education and advocacy in the State of Alabama. Our vision is to have every individual with autism be understood, be accepted and supported in all community spaces. The ASA responds daily to requests for information. We maintain a resource list of services that have been recommended by families and professionals.
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Alabama Psychologist Search or License Verification Verifications performed from this site are Primary-Source Verifications from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology
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National Alliance on Mental Illness Alabama NAMI Alabama mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy for persons with mental illnesses, their families, and others whose lives are affected by these brain disorders.
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Alabama Psychological Association Alabama psychologists affectionately refer to their organization as "little aPA" to distinguish it from "big APA." The association was incorporated in 1981 for the purpose of advancing the science of psychology, its professional practice, and as a means of promoting human welfare. aPA strives to maintain high standards in professional psychology and to make available to the public information regarding psychology as a science and as a profession.
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Alabama Mental Health Directory A Mental Health directory designed to provide statewide listings of Private Practitioners and Organizations, providing Mental health services, support, and information in the State of Alabama.
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Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis The ALABA is a membership organization devoted to developing, supporting, and enhancing Behavior Analysis through research, education, and practice in the State of Alabama. We are a membership-based organization that provides an annual convention as a forum for presentation of scientific and technological achievements.
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Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association APPA is the only association exclusively representing psychiatrists in the State of Alabama. Our mission is to promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental disorders, including intellectual developmental disorders and substance use disorders.
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