Kansas Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs and Resources

The Kansas colleges categorized below by affordability offer terminal (master’s in psychology only) and non-terminal (master’s in psychology with doctorate) degree programs. There are currently seven colleges offering seventeen postgraduate psychology degree programs in Kansas. The areas of higher postgraduate psychology degree types offered include: psychology, educational psychology, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, human factors psychology, clinical child psychology, and psychology with an emphasis on industrial/organizational psychology. The “Kansas Psychology Resources” section at the bottom of the page lists helpful sites with local information about psychology. States that neighbor Kansas and offer higher education in psychology are Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

Kansas Masters in Psychology

Kansas Master’s in Psychology Programs

Fort Hays State University The FHSU Clinical Psychology MS program prepares students for licensure as a masters level psychologist in the state of Kansas and/or a licensed mental health provider in most other states. The program also prepares you for future doctoral study. We have two different versions of the clinical psychology program, including a virtual program, and a traditional on-campus program.
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University of Saint Mary The USM Master of Arts in Psychology explores group, social, and cultural influences, as well as cognitive, and biological factors contributing to human behavior. The program offers a unique blend of flexibility, affordability, and individual attention.
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Wichita State University The WSU Master's in Educational Psychology includes customizable concentrations with online, face-to-face, and hybrid options. The program is intended to either enhance existing careers or start new careers such as: Educators, Health Care Workers, Higher Education, Researchers, Trainers, Digital Learning Designers, and more.
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Washburn University WU offers a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology where you are immediately eligible for licensure in Kansas as a Temporary Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist (TLMLP) upon graduation. Our graduates work at many mental health facilities throughout Kansas.
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Pittsburg State University (MPCAC) The PSU Master of Science degree with a major in Psychology has two different emphasis areas, General and Clinical. The Clinical emphasis is designed for students who wish to pursue master’s level licensure in psychology or counseling and provide direct clinical service to individuals with psychological disorders.
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Emporia State University ESU offers a MS in Psychology with the following concentrations: The Clinical Psychology concentration will give you the training and experience you need to help others. The Educational Psychology concentration focuses on the psychology of learning, including topics such as instructional methods, disabilities, and gifted students. The Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration. The School Psychology concentration is for those interested in working with children with diverse characteristics and backgrounds, and in providing them preventative as well as remedial services to help them achieve success.
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Kansas State University The KSU Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MIOP) emphasizes the application of concepts and behavioral science methodologies to problems facing the human resource professional today. The program provides students and working professionals with the opportunity to apply new human resource concepts, knowledge, skills and analytical tools to on-the-job decisions.
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University of Kansas (ABAI,MPCAC) The KU Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology prepares individuals aspiring to work as counselors or in counseling-related fields or those hoping to proceed on into doctoral training. The program curriculum provides a broad and general introduction to counseling psychology theory, research and clinical practice. KU also offers a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis.
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Kansas Doctorate in Psychology Programs

Fort Hays State University The FHSU Masters/EdS in School Psychology has a long history of successfully preparing individuals for entry into the profession of school psychology. We have four different versions of the school psychology program, including a virtual program, accelerated program for qualified students, a traditional on-campus program, and a respecialization track for Kansas residents. Upon completion, students are eligible for conditional licensure as a school psychologist in Kansas, as well as other states, as they complete a supervised internship of 1,200 hours.
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Wichita State University (APA) The WSU PhD in Clinical Psychology integrates education and training in traditional clinical psychology with innovations from community psychology. Students can gain expertise in a number of clinical areas including psychological assessment, various cognitive-behavioral approaches to psychotherapy, child-peer interaction, treatment and prevention of depression, self-help groups, and high risk behavior in adolescents.
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Wichita State University The WSU PhD in Community Psychology offers educational, research and practice experiences in real world community organizations and uses an apprenticeship model of education, giving students extensive experience in community research and practice work groups led by faculty mentors.
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Wichita State University (HFES) The WSU PhD in Human Factors provides a strong foundation in the basics of psychology, experimental design and analysis while at the same time promoting research and application in the technological environment of today.
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Wichita State University The WSU Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership - Educational Psychology gives practicing professionals a depth of knowledge in how people think, learn and lead with opportunities for research contributions and other types of professional applications. Rather than the typical lecture classroom, all courses are offered as hybrid or online.
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Emporia State University (NASP) The ESU MS/EdS in School Psychology seeks to develop scientist-practitioners, capable of delivering comprehensive and effective school psychological services in varied school contexts. The core trainers are tenured professors, with doctorates in school psychology and several decades of experience in the field. The faculty are committed to interaction with candidates in a way which encourages their professional identity with the profession of school psychology.
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University of Kansas (APA) The KU PhD in Clinical Child Psychology Program (CCPP) mission is to develop leaders in the research, dissemination, and practice of psychological clinical science for children, youths, and their families. The program fulfills the basic and traditional orientations to Clinical Psychology as a practice area in professional psychology with an emphasis in working with children, adolescents, parents, and families.
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University of Kansas (APA,MPCAC) The KU PhD in Counseling Psychology trains generalists who are able to engage in a variety activities ranging from clinical treatment to academic research. Reflecting a "scientist-practitioner" model, the curriculum prepares clinicians who apply the best and most current theory and research to their practice, and academicians who are grounded in the realities of practice.
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University of Kansas (APA,NASP,NCATE) The KU PhD in School Psychology reflects a scientist-practitioner training orientation and extends the student's knowledge, research, and teaching skills. Knowledge in the psychological foundations contributes to the development of effective school psychologists who utilize psychological theories and scientific research to inform their practice.
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University of Kansas (APA,NASP,NCATE) The KU Educational Specialist (EdS) in School Psychology prepares and qualifies students to function as a school psychologist in a school setting. Admission to the program does not require a Master's degree, and the required Bachelor's degree does not need to be in psychology. Complete the degree with only two years of full-time graduate study, followed by a nine-month paid internship.
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University of Kansas (APA,APCS) The KU PhD in Clinical Psychology is rooted in the Boulder Model, although the program emphasizes a Clinical Science approach to graduate training. We believe that competent clinical practitioners must understand, appreciate, and apply the science associated with effective clinical interventions, and that competent clinical researchers must have first-hand experience with clinical disorders that is both broad and in-depth. Major area is study is Clinical Health Psychology.
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Kansas Psychology Licensing and Resources

Kansas Psychiatric Association The KPS is comprised of more than 200 psychiatrists from all areas of the state. It is an organization composed of medical specialists who are qualified, or in the process of becoming qualified as psychiatrists.
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for Psychologists The Kansas BSRB for Psychologists. Applications, Examinations, Licensing, Renewals.
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board License Verification Search the Kansas BSRB License Verification Site
Southwestern Psychological Association SWPA is an official APA affiliate for the Southwestern nine-state region of the United States and works to promote and strengthen psychology’s scientific, professional and educational facets. SWPA prides itself on serving the psychological community by providing access to scientific advances and professional development within a collegial atmosphere. Students are welcomed and treated as active and valued participants in the discipline. Additionally, SWPA strives to maintain diversity in its membership, its leadership and its program.
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Kansas Association of School Psychologists The KASP is a state-wide professional organization of school psychologists. Membership includes school psychologists who are employed across the state in both public and private schools and agencies, as well as faculty and students in graduate training programs.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness Kansas NAMI Kansas provides programs of education, support, and advocacy for people living with mental illness, their families and friends. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness in Kansas.
Kansas Psychological Association Founded in 1930, the KPA has a long history of service to psychologists and the public. The purpose is to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare by the encouragement of psychology in all its branches in the broadest and most liberal manner in the state of Kansas.
Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis The KansABA mission is to advance the science and practice of behavior analysis education and training; maintain disciplinary, professional, and ethical standards in the science, practice, education, and training in behavior analysis; and recruit and enhance interest in behavior analysis throughout the State of Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area — Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties.
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Kansas City Applied Psychology Society KCAPS is the Kansas City, Missouri local I-O group of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The group started in 2008 with about 100 members with an interest in applied psychology and I-O principles.
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Kansas Association of Masters in Psychology KAMP is a professional association and nonprofit organization which represents the interests of all master-level psychologists in Kansas. Its goal is to promote parity, identity, and communication for psychologists trained at the master's level.
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