Utah Masters in Psychology Degree Programs and Resources

The Utah colleges classified below by affordability offer both terminal (masters in psychology only) and non-terminal (masters in psychology with doctorate) degree programs. Three universities in Utah provide eighteen postgraduate psychology degree programs. These degrees are in one of the following areas of study: psychology, education psychology: school counseling; clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, combined clinical and counseling psychology, quantitative psychology, neuroscience, brain and cognition, behavior analysis, cognition and neural science, developmental psychology, and social psychology. See the “Utah Psychology Resources” section at the bottom of the page for useful, local to Utah psychology information. Surrounding states offering higher education psychology degrees include Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado.

Utah Masters in Psychology

Utah Masters in Psychology Degree Programs (Terminal)

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Utah State University The USU Masters in Education Psychology: School Counseling is designed to train individuals for school counseling position in grades K-12 within public and private schools in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Training is provided in the design and implementation of school-based counseling and comprehensive guidance programs.
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Utah Educational Specialist and Doctorate in Psychology Degree Programs

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Brigham Young University (APA) The BYU PhD in Clinical Psychology is a well-established, nationally visible program. Areas of emphasis include: Child, Adolescent, and Family Clinical Psychology, (2) Clinical Neuropsychology, (3) Clinical Research, or (4) Clinical Health Psychology. Adhering to the scientist-practitioner training philosophy, our goal is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be excellent clinical psychologists, equipped to pursue academic, research, or clinical careers.
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Brigham Young University The BYU PhD in Psychology is for those who want more focused training in research, sometimes referred to as our “Non-Clinical” program. During the last two years of the program, students pursue specialized coursework and training in one of three emphasis areas: Applied Social Psychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences, and Developmental Psychology. The program also offers a cross-area emphasis program to provide training in health psychology.
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Brigham Young University (APA) The BYU PhD in Counseling Psychology prepares individuals to work in health service psychology, which is “the integration of psychological science and practice in order to facilitate human development and functioning”. Our program primarily prepares individuals for careers as licensed psychologists in counseling centers, clinics, and academic departments of colleges and universities. Some graduates also work in independent practice, educational settings, administration, research, consulting, and medical settings.
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Brigham Young University (NASP) The BYU EdS in School Psychology prepares graduates to work in K-12 schools, actively solving problems and creating safe, supportive learning environments for children. The program focuses on collaborating with students, teachers, and parents; designing, implementing, and monitoring interventions; and promoting prevention activities
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Utah State University (APA) The USU Combined PhD in Clinical and Counseling Psychology trains health service psychologists in a combination of clinical and counseling psychology. The Combined Program faculty and graduate students actively engage in research, applied practice, teaching, and service, thus working toward meeting the departmental, college, and university mission.
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Utah State University (NASP) The USU EdS in School Psychology prepares school psychologists to function primarily as practitioners in schools or other educational settings. The USU PhD in School Psychology training builds on specialist-level training by preparing school psychologists with strong scientific research skills and additional competencies related to the broader practice of psychology outside of schools.
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Utah State University The USU PhD in Quantitative Psychology deals with the development, application, evaluation, and refinement of quantitative methods for measurement, statistics, and data analysis.
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Utah State University The USU PhD in Neuroscience goal is to provide students with a strong educational and research foundation in cellular, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience. Students in the neuroscience doctoral program are expected to align themselves with a focus area: Educational Neuroscience, Lifespan Neuroscience, or Translational Neuroscience.
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Utah State University The USU PhD in Brain and Cognition provides extensive training for students interested in behavioral, cognitive, molecular, systems, or computational neuroscience. Training opportunities for students include the investigation of basic behavioral, cognitive, and neurological processes; understanding the contribution of basic neurological processes to psychological disorders; neural correlates of behavioral phenomena, and related issues.
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Utah State University The USU PhD in Behavior Analysis provides training for students interested in the experimental analysis of behavior, applied behavior analysis, and translational research. Our students receive extensive training in basic laboratory research, current behavioral theory, grant-writing, and applied behavior analysis.
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University of Utah (APA)(NASP) The UU offers both the Educational Specialist (EdS) or Doctoral Program (PhD) in School Psychology. The Educational Specialist degree is designed to prepare qualified and effective psychologists who will practice in schools or school-related settings. The doctoral program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of graduate education. The School Psychology Program also offers a BCBA Specialization track.
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University of Utah (APA) The UU PhD in Counseling Psychology is an organized sequence of study in scientific and professional psychology that follows a scientist-practitioner model. Students develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in core areas of scientific psychology, psychological inquiry, and the professional practice of psychology.
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University of Utah (APA)(APCS) The UU PhD in Clinical Psychology follows the principles of a clinical science2 model, which calls for rigorous training in the application of scientific principles to both the research and applied aspects of clinical psychology. Clinical Specialty tracks include: the Clinical Child and Family program, the Clinical Health and Behavioral Medicine program, and the Clinical Neuropsychology program.
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University of Utah The UU PhD in Cognition and Neural Science places a strong emphasis on merging basic brain and cognitive science with applied domains. The program contains two focus or sub-areas, Cognitive Neuroscience and Applied Cognition. Research areas that are represented in the CNS area include visual perception, attention, memory, executive functioning and decision making. The program aims to provide training in cognitive psychology, emphasizing both neural and applied levels of analysis.
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University of Utah The UU PhD in Developmental Psychology specializes in research on the development of social and interpersonal processes as they exist in real-world contexts from the prenatal period and infancy through late adulthood. Our faculty seek to understand developmental changes in individuals' cognition, emotion, and biobehavioral systems within real life situations like parenting, families, schools, and relationships.
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University of Utah The UU PhD in Social Psychology mission is to provide graduate students with strong, foundational grounding in social psychology, where they learn to conduct theoretically-guided research and how to extend such theory to real-world problems. Faculty themes include: Close Relationships and Interpersonal Processes, Health and Well-being, and Diversity and Culture. An important feature of our program is that we do not consider these themes to be distinct areas, but rather as critically linked.
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Utah Psychology Resources

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Utah Association of School Psychologists UASP empowers Utah school psychologists by Advancing effective practices, research, and policy development to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health. UASP also advocates for the profession of school psychology and the rights and welfare of children and youth.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah NAMI Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.
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Utah Psychologist Licensing Board Regulates the licensing for the four licenses available in the field of psychology in Utah. They are: Psychologist, Certified Psychology Resident, Behavior Analyst, and Assistant Behavior Analyst.
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Jung Society of Utah A nonprofit organization that started providing lectures, workshop and education on Jung and depth psychological perspectives to the local community in 2009.
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Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis The FCAB is an independent, non-profit, professional organization affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis International, an organization dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analyses of behavior.
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Utah Psychological Association UPA has been a proven leader in strengthening political outreach and advocating for the needs and interests of Utah psychologists in order to make a difference in the profession and how it impacts those we serve.
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Utah Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Provide education to patients and their families, strengthen collaboration with primary care clinicians, and unify advocacy efforts to broaden access to care and improve school and community-based interventions.
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Utah Association for Behavior Analysis UABA is a non-profit organization that seeks to encourage scientific activity, professional development and intellectual activity related to behavior analysis.
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Utah Association for Women in Psychology UT-AWP is and active unique chapter of our national organization with membership made up of social workers, psychologists, counselors, students, activists, and other interested people.
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