Maryland Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs and Resources

Maryland colleges that offer terminal and non-terminal postgraduate psychology degree programs are arranged according to affordability within the tables below. Ten schools provide 22 programs in Maryland. The areas of study in these degree programs are psychology, clinical mental health counseling, counseling psychology, school psychology, psychometrics, clinical counseling, applied psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, human services psychology, applied behavior analysis, professional studies in clinical psychological science, clinical psychology, medical psychology, and applied developmental psychology. See the “Maryland Psychology Resources” section at the bottom of the page for helpful, local information on psychology. Surrounding states that offer graduate psychology degree programs are Virginia (also Washington D.C.), West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Maryland Masters in Psychology

Maryland Master’s in Psychology Programs

Washington Adventist University WAU offers two Master of Arts degree programs, one in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (L.C.P.C. or L.C.A.D.C.) and the other in Counseling Psychology. The Counseling Psychology program prepares the Student to function as a counseling psychologist under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. The LCPC program prepares the student to be a counseling psychologist and to operate an independent practice.
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Frostburg State University (MPCAC) The FSU Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program is designed for persons with a background in psychology who are interested in working in settings such as mental health clinics, counseling centers, and human service agencies. The focus of the program is the development of personal qualities, understandings, and professional skills through learning about self, client, and counselor-client relationships.
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Bowie State University BSU offers a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology which is designed to prepare counselors to work with children and youth across all levels from primary through high school. The BSU Master of Arts in School Psychology program trains candidates to become competent and caring practitioners in the field of school psychology.
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Morgan State University The MSU MS in Psychometrics provides students with advanced training in quantitative measurement techniques and statistical analyses within the context of culturally diverse populations. The program places an emphasis on applied methodologies to train scholars to possess sophisticated analytic capabilities that can be used to design, assess, and utilize psychosocial and educational measures.
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Loyola University Maryland The LUM Department of Psychology offers a Master's in Clinical Professional Counseling. The program prepares students to become master’s-level mental health practitioners. Graduates are prepared to become Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC or Professional Counselor) in the state of Maryland or receive a similar credential in other states.
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Towson University (NASP,MPCAC) The TU MA in Psychology equips you with the knowledge and research experience to pursue careers in human services, education, or in a variety of professional settings. Four concentrations include: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Experimental Psychology and School Psychology. The program's diverse and experienced faculty demonstrate strengths in biological, cognitive and social psychology.
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University of Baltimore The UB MS in Applied Psychology offers two concentrations: The Counseling Psychology concentration prepares students for careers in psychology, by providing a stepping stone to doctoral study in clinical or counseling psychology or to a career as a licensed clinical professional counselor. The Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology concentration prepares students for careers as practitioners and researchers.
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University of Maryland Baltimore County (ABAI,BACB) UMBC offers a Master's in Human Services Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis and a MPS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The I/O Psychology program is a unique, highly applied program, providing graduate training focused on developing skills that are relevant in today's job market, exploring and integrating important topics including organizational behavioral management, human factors, and professional human resources practice
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University of Maryland College Park UMCP offers a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Clinical Psychological Science which provides rigorous training in clinical psychology, including coursework in evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions, as well as state-of-the-art research methods and critical thinking skills. UMD also offers a MPS in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Students will develop advanced knowledge of statistical and research methods.
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Maryland Doctorate in Psychology Programs

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (APA) The USU PhD in Clinical Psychology follows a scientist-practitioner model of training and the basic principles as established by the National Conference on Scientist-Practitioner Education and Training for the Professional Practice of Psychology. Training focuses on developing scientist-practitioners who have an in-depth understanding of the biopsychosocial factors affecting health in evidence-based practice, research, teaching, and public policy.
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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences USU offers a PhD in Medical Psychology. Basic and applied approaches to health psychology and behavioral medicine are emphasized, focusing on the study of psychosocial, psychobiological, and behavioral factors in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of illness, substance abuse, and relationships between physical and mental health. The emphasis of this program is the training of scientists and educators in the fields of health psychology, behavioral medicine, and/or medical psychology.
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Loyola University Maryland (APA) The LUM PsyD in Clinical Psychology program employs a unique, service-oriented educational method and trains doctoral students to become innovators and leaders capable of meeting the evolving demands of mental health service providers. The program adheres to the scholar-practitioner model of education, emphasizing the integration of a comprehensive knowledge base, appropriate attitudes and clinical skills.
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University of Maryland Baltimore County (APA) The UMBC PhD in Human Services Psychology is composed of three interrelated and complementary programs which provide education and training in clinical psychology, behavioral medicine, and community psychology. The program is based on a scientist-practitioner model of training which aims to provide students with skills as both researchers and practitioners.
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University of Maryland Baltimore County The UMBC PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology reflects the intersection of developmental psychology and applied science by considering questions of developmental import within the social context of children’s everyday lives. The program has three concentrations: Early Development/Early Intervention, Socioemotional Development of Children, and the Educational Contexts of Development concentration.
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University of Maryland College Park (APA,NASP) The UMCP PhD in School Psychology is a research-intensive program in professional psychology that embodies the scientist-practitioner orientation. Graduates of the Program are eligible for licensure as professional psychologists in Maryland and other states. Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of career paths including academic, research or practitioner careers.
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University of Maryland College Park (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The UMCP PhD in Psychology has the following speciality areas: Clinical Psychology (CLIN), Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS), Counseling Psychology (COUN), Developmental Psychology (DEV), Social, Decision and Industrial and Organizational Psychology(SDOS). Each area offers a range of subspecialties and educational opportunities that combine expertise across several areas.
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Johns Hopkins University JHU offers a PhD in Biopsychology and a PhD in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. The core program for training doctoral students emphasizes scientific methodology and provides training in both pure research and research related to problems in the world. The department specifically supports interdisciplinary research in several core areas in biopsychology and cognitive and developmental psychology.
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Maryland Psychology Licensing and Resources

Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists The Board's mission is to ensure that consumers in Maryland receive quality psychological services in accordance with the laws in Maryland. The Board functions include licensing psychologists, approving psychology associates, renewing licenses, reviewing continuing education, promulgating regulations, interpreting the scope of practice, educating licensees, and investigating complaints.
Maryland Psychologist License Lookup Provides online psychologist license search and verification in Maryland.
Mental Health Association of Maryland For over 104 years, MHAMD has worked tirelessly to build a just and humane mental health system in Maryland, where all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential—free from stigma and prejudice.
Mental Health Association of Frederick County Maryland The MHA of Frederick County Maryland builds a strong foundation of emotional wellness for the whole community by preparing resilient children, securing vulnerable families and standing with people to face crises together.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Maryland NAMI Maryland is the NAMI state organization in Maryland. NAMI Maryland provides educational resources and events, statewide outreach, advocacy and affiliate organizational support.
Maryland Psychological Association The MPA is the statewide professional membership association for psychologists, psychology associates and other mental health professionals. Our mission is to support the advancement of the science and practice of psychology for the health and welfare of the public.
Maryland Psychiatric Society The MPS is a state medical specialty society whose physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance use disorders. Our objectives are to meet psychiatrists’ needs for networking, CME, advocacy, information and more.
Maryland School Psychologists Association The MSPA was founded in the 1960-1961 school year. We promote and advocate for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools in Maryland.
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Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry Our mission is to increase public awareness of the signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness, the availability and methods of treatment, and sources of assistance for people with mental illness in the state of Maryland.
Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis WBCP provides training in psychoanalysis and in psychotherapy, a variety of lectures and seminars, reduced fee clinics, and a Fellowship Program, as well as consultation to the mental health community and the public.
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Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis MABA serves as a scientific and professional reference group for those in Maryland who embrace the principles and practices of behavior analysis. Since its inception, MABA has grown to over 300 members and has brought together behavior analysts from the Mid-Atlantic region, including: researchers, faculty, direct care personnel, students, and psychologists, all of whom are interested in the advancement of behavior analysis in this area.
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Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies The mission of BSPS is to serve the Baltimore community of mental health professionals and professionals-in-training who are committed to increasing their knowledge and application of psychoanalytic theory.
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