Wisconsin Masters in Psychology Programs and Resources

Featured below is a comprehensive list, sorted by affordability, of Wisconsin colleges that offer psychology degree programs. Wisconsin has 12 schools offering 35 postgraduate programs in psychology. The degree types include the following areas of study: psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, applied psychology, school psychology, health psychology, professional educators in educational psychology (MSPE), counseling psychology, clinical rehabilitation counseling-rehabilitation psychology and special education, education specialist in school psychology, behavior analysis, neuroscience, biology of brain and behavior, cognitive and cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, psychology perception; and social and personality psychology. The “Wisconsin Psychology Resources” table lists helpful websites with local psychology information. Neighboring states to Wisconsin that offer graduate psychology programs are Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.

Wisconsin Masters in Psychology

Wisconsin Masters in Psychology Degree Programs (Terminal)

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Cardinal Stritch University The CSU Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program strives to develop competent healthcare providers who are critical thinkers, intelligent consumers of research, and skilled providers of psychological services in a variety of healthcare settings. Most graduates become employed as therapists, counselors, psychometrists, or in other mental health-related positions.
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Cardinal Stritch University The CSU MA in General Psychology is designed for students who are seeking a master's degree in psychology, but do not required license eligibility in the state of Wisconsin. The foundation of the program is an understanding of empirical research and theory, training in critical thinking and ethical decision making, and an appreciation for diversity.
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Alverno College The AC Master of Science in Community Psychology will help you to meet your goals of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Students will engage with community issues and organizations as you learn the connections between community well being and the well being of the individuals therein.
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University of Wisconsin Stout The UW Stout Master of Science in Applied Psychology will give you the applied research and data analysis skills to prepare you for a wide-range of careers in business, education, non-profits, and other areas. Three concentrations include: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Evaluation Research, and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh The UWO Masters of Science in Psychology is designed to train students to conduct research across ALL disciplines of psychology including but not limited to research in: clinical psychology, social psychology, biopsychology, neuroscience, quantitative psychology, cognitive psychology, comparative psychology, health psychology, and organizational psychology. This program has a Cognitive and Affective emphasis.
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University of Wisconsin River Falls The UWRF MSE in School Psychology program is for individuals who want to become outstanding licensed school psychologists. Courses include: School Behavior Assessment and Intervention, Diversity, Social and Cultural Issues, and more. Graduates are eligible for certification in many states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
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University of Wisconsin Milwaukee The UWM Master of Science in Health Psychology offers training in research and theories relevant to health promotion, stress and its management, the patient in the treatment setting, management of chronic illness, and causes and consequences of health disorders such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and arthritis.
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM Master of Science for Professional Educators (MSPE) in Educational Psychology is a convenient, fully online education program, enhanced with web-based conferencing. MSPE integrates courses from three School of Education departments - Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis.
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM MS in Counseling Psychology emphasizes counseling in community and agency settings, including university and college counseling centers. The curriculum stresses knowledge and development of skills in individual and group counseling, consultation, research, ethics, multiculturalism, social justice, and vocational psychology. The program centers service delivery, reflected by its practica/internship components.
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM MS in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling - Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education prepares rehabilitation counselors at the graduate level to serve adolescents and adults with disabilities in both private and public rehabilitation agencies and programs through counseling, assessment, job placement, case management, and advocacy. UWM also offers a MS in Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM MS in Educational Psychology provides comprehensive knowledge of the field and intensive specialization in one of four areas of study and research: human development, learning sciences, quantitative methods, and school psychology.
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Wisconsin Educational Specialist and Doctorate in Psychology Degree Programs

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Alverno College (NASP) The AC EdS in School Psychology blends education and psychology so you have the tools to help students who are struggling academically, socially, behaviorally or emotionally. We offer courses on weeknights and weekends, as well as hybrid courses that allow you to do some of your coursework online.
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University of Wisconsin Stout (NASP) The UW Stout MSEd/EdS in School Psychology prepares graduates to work with educators and parents in support of student learning and development. This three-year program leads students through both course work and applied practicum experiences to build knowledge and skills related to the role of the school psychologist.
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University of Wisconsin River Falls (NASP) The UWRF EdS in School Psychology ensures graduates have strong skills in data-based decision making, school interventions, consultation, collaborative problem solving and culturally-responsive services.
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University of Wisconsin Whitewater (NASP) The UWW MSE/EdS in School Psychology fulfills the academic requirements for licensure as a School Psychologist. The program includes the application of psychological theories and skills to prevention and intervention procedures with children and educational foundations and extensive training in assessment, therapy, and consultation practices.
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University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (NASP) The UWEC Education Specialist in School Psychology prepares school psychologists for practice in educational settings. Alumni from our program contribute to the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral success of children and youth in their work as school psychologists. All graduates of the program are eligible for National Certification as a school psychologist.
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University of Wisconsin La Crosse (NASP) The UW La Crosse EdS in School Psychology includes early entrance to school settings, a collaborative atmosphere, and training grounded in a practitioner-scientist model. Graduates are prepared to function as School Psychologists in broad-based roles similar to what is articulated in the NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services.
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Marquette University (APA) The MU PhD in Counseling Psychology focuses on building the skills necessary to become counseling psychologists in colleges and universities, community mental health clinics, hospitals, private practice and other environments; administrators; or academic psychologists. The program also engages students in research so they will be able to contribute to our understanding of therapy process, treatment effectiveness, and normal and abnormal human development, as well as many other areas.
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Marquette University (APA) The MU PhD in Clinical Psychology is designed to follow the scientist-practitioner model of training. The Program is designed so that students' skills develop in a sequential and cumulative fashion that increases in complexity. The Program strives to develop scientist-practitioners who are capable of obtaining careers in academic, research and clinical settings.
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Marquette University The MU MS and Phd in Behavior Analysis students will complete intensive coursework, receive research mentorship, develop an area of specialization, and complete rigorous practicum training. Students will have the opportunity to study under world renowned experts in behavior analysis.
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University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (APA)(APCS) The UWM PhD in Clinical Psychology strongly believes in the scientist-practitioner model of training. The program is committed to empiricism, and approaches research and practice from a theoretically diverse, biopsychosocial perspective. The most common theoretical perspective is cognitive-behavioral/behavior analytic. Our faculty research/clinical interests cluster in three primary areas including neuroscience/neuropsychology, behavior therapy, and pediatric/health psychology.
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University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (APA) The UWM PhD in Counseling Psychology follows a scientist-practitioner model that integrates theory, practice and research to give you the scientific knowledge and skills needed to work with multicultural populations and in diverse settings. Our program will prepare you to work as a counseling psychologist in a variety of settings, including universities, hospitals, mental health clinics and private practice.
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University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (APA)(NASP) UWM offers both a MS/EdS in School Psychology and a PhD in School Psychology. Our students gain a broad theoretical background, as well as evidence-based clinical skills through didactic, field placement, practica and internship experiences. We use a scientist-practitioner model and emphasize principles of biological, psychological, cultural, and sociological sciences as applied to urban schools, mental health, and educational settings.
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University of Wisconsin Milwaukee The UWM PhD in Psychology: Neuroscience program goal is to produce scholar-scientists of the highest caliber who value both the creation and dissemination of knowledge. We employ an apprenticeship model in which graduate students are admitted to work in the lab of their chosen major professor
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University of Wisconsin Madison (APA) The UWM PhD in Counseling Psychology is based on the scientist/practitioner model of professional psychology and integrates counseling and psychological theory, scientific inquiry, and supervised practice. The program places special emphasis on multicultural competence and social justice, integration of research and practice and preparation for ethical and professional conduct as either a researcher, teacher or practitioner.
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM PhD in Rehabilitation Counselor Education - Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education prepares graduates to serve as university professors in rehabilitation counseling and closely related academic programs. The UWM PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education prepares leaders in the field of special education to bring systemic change to educational and community settings in ways that improve access and equity for children and youth with disabilities and their families.
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University of Wisconsin Madison (APA)(NASP) The UWM PhD in Educational Psychology provides graduates comprehensive knowledge of the field and research specialization. Specializations include: Human Development, Learning Sciences, Quantitative Methods, or School Psychology.
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University of Wisconsin Madison (APA)(PCSAS)(APCS) The UWM PhD in Clinical Psychology uses a mentor model for research training. Throughout the program clinical graduate students complete a sequence of core courses covering the etiology and treatment of psychopathology, the theory and application of clinical assessment, clinical research methods, statistics/methodology courses, as well as other coursework in nonclinical areas.
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM PhD in Psychology - Biology of Brain and Behavior area of concentration encompasses the subdisciplines of Comparative Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Animal Behavior. Students sponsored by faculty in this area are trained in theory and methods required for understanding the biological bases of behavior. The program provides training in specific research methods and techniques needed to assess brain and peripheral physiological mechanisms.
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM PhD in Psychology - Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience concentration strives to train our students to become top experimental psychologists. Every student enters the program with a primary advisor and conducts an important piece of original research during their very first year in Madison. We use this First Year Project as your launching pad to research excellence
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM PhD in Developmental Psychology embraces diversity among our students, our methods, and our scientific approaches. Students focus on cognitive, emotional, language, perceptual, personality, social development, or relations between these areas. Students and faculty conduct research on both typical and atypical development, and work with individuals representing a wide range of ages, including infants, preschool and school age children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM PhD in Psychology Perception is founded upon our commitment to first-rate scientific research, and is supported by the faculty offering an array of interdisciplinary courses and training. We are broadly interested in how we perceive our world and how we respond adaptively to it. This frequently involves uncovering the neural mechanisms that underlie human and other animal’s ability to transform sensory input into a percept.
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University of Wisconsin Madison The UWM PhD in Social and Personality Psychology involves many levels of analysis including establishing biologically and physiological mechanisms of social behavior, psychological mechanisms of motivation and self-presentation, group-level processes as well as cultural and socio-ecological forces on emotion, thought, and behavior. The program is founded upon our commitment to cutting-edge scientific research.
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Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology (APA) The WSPP PsyD in Clinical Psychology training philosophy is the scientist-practitioner approach which is also called the Boulder Model. The WSPP strives to provide excellence in graduate psychological scholarship, clinical training, and community service. Our individualized mentoring relationships encourage students’ personal and professional growth, preparing future practitioners for an increasingly diverse and complex society.
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Wisconsin Psychology Resources

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Wisconsin Psychologist License Lookup Psychologist License Search in Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board The Board consists of four members who represent different areas of the practice of psychology, and two public members.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin NAMI Wisconsin is the state affiliate of NAMI. The mission of NAMI Wisconsin is to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness and to promote recovery.
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Wisconsin Psychiatric Association The WPA, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.
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Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis WisABA endeavor to provide a professional development and networking forum for behavior analysts in Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin Psychological Association The WPA is the official state affiliate of the American Psychological Association. Our members represent all parts of Wisconsin and all settings in which psychologists teach, conduct research, administer programs and provide direct services to the public.
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Wisconsin School Psychologists Association WSPA continually strives to meet the professional development needs of practitioners in the state of Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute and Society Disseminates psychoanalytic information to community, individuals, and families, and we offer training, continuing education, and community outreach programs.
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Wisconsin Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry WISCCAP is a state non-profit organization of child and adolescent psychiatrists from throughout Wisconsin.
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