Iowa Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs and Resources

Featured below is a comprehensive list, sorted by affordability, of Iowa schools that offer both terminal (master’s in psychology only) and non-terminal (master’s in psychology with doctorate) degree programs. There are four Iowa colleges that provide twelve postgraduate higher education programs in psychology. The degree types include the following areas of study: psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology and learning sciences, education and educational specialist in school psychology, educational psychology, counseling psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, psychological and brain sciences, and neuroscience. The “Iowa Psychology Resources” table at the bottom of the page highlights useful, local psychology websites. Neighboring states offering psychology programs include Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois

Iowa Masters in Psychology

Iowa Master’s in Psychology Programs

Loras College The LC Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals and new graduate students. The curriculum is specifically designed for individuals who plan to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) after completion of the program.
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University of Northern Iowa The UNI Master of Arts degree in Psychology is designed to provide advanced training in the major applied and basic areas of psychology. The clinical science emphasis combines empirically supported, scientifically based clinical training with a solid foundation in clinical research methodology. The Social emphasis is designed for students who are interested in social psychology and would like to complete a master's degree before seeking admission to Ph.D.
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University of Iowa The UI Master of Arts in Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences emphasizes the ways theory and research inform our understanding of learners, learning, instruction, and the technology and environments in which learning and instruction occur. Elective opportunities allow students to develop a multidisciplinary specialization, including technology and media, human development and motivation, and measurement and evaluation.
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Iowa Doctorate in Psychology Programs

University of Northern Iowa (NASP) The UNI Master of Arts in Education (MAE) and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology follow a scientist-practitioner model. Completion of the Ed.S. degree satisfies the State of Iowa Department of Education licensure requirements for school psychologists. Currently, it is the only program in Iowa emphasizing preparation of specialist-level school psychologists to work in school settings.
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Iowa State University (APA) The ISU PhD in Counseling Psychology trains scientist-practitioners with strong skills in the competencies of health service psychology. Our students can also tailor their training to become clinicians prepared for practice in various settings or academics and researchers prepare for work in college and university settings.
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Iowa State University (APA) The ISU PhD in Cognitive Psychology provides students with a foundation in basic science and its applications to cognitive psychology. An important focus of our program is applying cognitive psychology to understanding practical problems. Many of our faculty members have applied research interest such as education, criminal justice, cognitive aging, and technology. We are also interested in solving everyday problems such as face recognition, spatial navigation, bilingualism, etc.
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Iowa State University (APA) The ISU PhD in Social Psychology is grounded in basic and applied research. Students in the program learn the theoretical and conceptual bases of social psychology, acquire strong methodological and statistical competencies, and develop critical skills in the areas of teaching and writing through course work, empirical research, and interactions with their major professors.
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University of Iowa (APA) The UI PhD in Counseling Psychology is committed to preparing counseling psychologists who will promote psychology as a science and contribute to the advancement of the profession. Students in the program have gone on to a variety of positions nationwide and are contributing to many areas of the field
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University of Iowa (APA,NASP) The UI PhD in School Psychology is a doctoral program with an inclusive EdS degree. The School Psychology program trains health service psychologists to be outstanding ethical and multiculturally competent scientist-practitioners that promote psychology as a profession for the betterment of the human condition.
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University of Iowa The UI PhD in Educational Psychology instructs candidates in the theories and practices in Educational Psychology and the Learning Sciences and prepares them with the depth of knowledge and sophistication of methodology necessary for original research contributions in those fields.
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University of Iowa The UI PhD in Neuroscience promotes interaction among faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, and fosters a congenial and collaborative environment for investigating the structure and function of the nervous system and its role in determining behavior. The curriculum is designed to provide a multidisciplinary foundation in the conceptual and methodological approaches to study of the nervous system, emphasizing original, independent student research.
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University of Iowa (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The UI PhD in Psychological and Brain Sciences is designed for students seeking a doctorate in psychology. We currently have three broad graduate training areas in the department: Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Science, and Cognition. We also offer specialized training in Developmental Psychopathology, Developmental Science, Health Psychology, Social Psychology, and Visual Perception.
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Iowa Psychology Licensing and Resources

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Iowa Board of Psychology The Board evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify, establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed psychologists, and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct. The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed psychologist and, as such, promotes public health, welfare and safety.
Iowa Psychiatric Physicians Society The IPPS is the statewide professional association for more than 200 psychiatric physicians in the state of Iowa. It is affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) with more than 38,500 members world wide.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Iowa From support groups and education to outreach and advocacy, NAMI IOWA works to provide the tools needed by friends, families and persons with mental illness of all ages.
Iowa Psychological Association IPA is committed to providing advocacy, education and training, and professional support for psychologists in Iowa. Additionally, IPA strives to educate the public about mental health and wellness and to support training efforts for psychologists at all career stages.
Iowa School Psychologists Association ISPA seeks to be the leading voice in advocating for Iowa school psychologists in their role to increase student achievement and promote behavioral, social, and emotional well-being.
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Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis Iowa ABA is a statewide organization whose purpose is to develop and advance the field of behavior analysis through research, education, and dissemination of information. Membership is open to all persons interested in or actively engaged in teaching, research, and/or application of the principles and procedures of behavior analysis and is not restricted to residents of the state of Iowa.
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