Master’s in Health Psychology Degree Programs and Resources

Health psychology is the study of psychology and behavior within the field of healthcare. Health psychologists use psychology theory and application to help improve the health of individuals or groups by working directly with patients or in public healthcare environments. Both independent and hospital healthcare professionals collaborate with health psychologists to better understand the workings of the mind in relation to what is happening with the patient’s body. A graduate program in health psychology generally offers training in both theory and research that is relevant to health promotion, illness treatment/prevention, physical/emotional health strategy development, and implementation of community healthcare advocacy. Refer to the tables below for health psychology graduate degree programs categorized by affordability. Many of the programs are clinical psychology degree programs with specializations in health psychology.

Masters in Health Psychology

Most Affordable Health Psychology Master’s Programs

Grand Canyon University The GCU Master of Science in Psychology has many areas of emphasis including: Forensic Psychology, General Psychology, GeroPsychology, Health Psychology, Human Factors Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Life Coaching. GCU is an interdenominational university that welcomes students from all backgrounds.
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Walden University The WU online MS in Psychology program provides a solid foundation in basic scientific methods and psychological principles. Specializations to choose from include: Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Health Psychology, and Social Psychology. Walden also offers a MA in Forensic Psychology. Career options include: project coordinator, family services worker, social service manager, intervention advocate, and more.
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Texas State University San Marcos The TSU Master of Arts in Psychological Research fosters competence in the methodological foundations and conduct of psychological research across a wide variety of settings. Faculty areas of expertise include clinical, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, health psychology, quantitative psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology, among others.
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California State University Dominguez Hills The CSUDH Master of Arts in Psychology is designed for students who want to strengthen their academic record in preparation for applying to doctoral programs. Others choose to begin careers in industry, mental health, community agency and education settings. The Clinical Psychology MACP option is designed to meet the professional needs of college graduates who plan careers. The Health Psychology MAHP option will provide students with a solid academic background in health psychology.
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Northcentral University NCU offers a MA in Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Health Psychology, MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MS in Child and Adolescent Psychology, and a MS in Forensic Psychology. The MA in Psychology has two specializations: Gender Diversity Studies and General Psychology.
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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh The UWO Master's 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 Memphis The UofM Master's in General Psychology (MSGP) offers general training in the psychological sciences. The majority of current students are involved in programs of study with a stronger affiliation with research areas such as cognitive psychology, health psychology, and biopsychology, however, some have developed joint programs with other departments such as business, counseling and criminal justice.
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Northern Arizona University The NAU Master of Arts Degree in Psychological Sciences trains students to be scientific professionals, to be ethically responsible, to be committed to serving others, and to respect human diversity. Faculty expertise includes: behavioral health, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, learning psychology, neuroscience, and social psychology.
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Marshall University MU offers a Master's in General Psychology or with a clinical emphasis that prepares graduates for master's-degree level clinical roles within professional psychology. Core courses include: Cognitive Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, Psychometrics, Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychology, and more. Additional classes include: Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Health Psychology, and more.
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University of Michigan Dearborn The UM Dearborn MS in Psychology offers two specializations: The Clinical Health Psychology trains mental health care providers to work in primary care settings, as well as more traditional clinical psychology settings. The Health Psychology concentration provides students with intensive training in one or more content areas within Health Psychology.
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Central Connecticut State University CCSU offers a MA in Psychology has three specializations. The Community Psychology track is designed to train students to be active practitioners in prevention and community-based research. The Health Psychology track is designed to prepare students for a career in health psychology. The General Psychology track is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of human services.
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Santa Clara University The SCU Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology may also choose to include any of the following four optional emphasis areas in their degree: Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, Latino Counseling, or LGBT Counseling. The MACP prepares graduates to be become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
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Northeastern University The NU Master of Science in Counseling Psychology is committed to the development of competent Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC). The program is unique in that within the general Master of Science program we offer students a choice of specific concentrations: Health Psychology, Forensic Counseling, Early Intervention, Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Cultural, Gender, and Political Psychology.
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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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Arizona State University The ASU Online Master of Science in Psychology is designed to give students and working professionals an understanding of psychological theory and empirical research findings as they relate to human behavior, cognition, emotion, and attitudes. Electives include: abnormal psychology, affective science, behavior analysis, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, legal psychology, psychophysiology and social psychology.
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Keiser University The KU Master of Science in Psychology enables students to contribute to the profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research. Students will develop an understanding of general psychological principals and theories to include evolutionary psychology, psychopathology, human development, health psychology, and tests and measures.
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Adler University Adler offers a MA in Counseling Forensic Psychology, an MA in Counseling Sport and Health Psychology, an online MA in Applied Psychology, an online MA in Military Psychology, and an online MA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. Adler University continues the pioneering work of the first community psychologist Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.
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University of Dallas The UD Master of Psychology offers an array of courses in personality theory, psychodiagnostics, psychotherapy and health psychology. Rooted in humanistic, psychodynamic and phenomenological traditions, we emphasize critical thinking about the theoretical and epistemological foundations of psychology.
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Drexel University The DU Master of Science in Psychology is ideal for students who wish to pursue advanced education in scientific psychology and research methods. The curriculum trains students in a range of research experiences in neurocognitive and behavioral sciences. The program offers a customized curriculum focused on training within a variety of specializations including neuropsychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, and applied cognitive and brain sciences
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Claremont Graduate University CGU offers a MA in Psychology with the following concentrations: Applied Cognitive Psychology: User Experience, Applied Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Evaluation, Positive Developmental Psychology and Evaluation, Positive Health Psychology, and Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation. Also offered is a dual degree MA in Applied Psychology/Master in Public Health.
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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine The NU Clinical Psychology MA is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in academic clinical psychology. Students gain educational and research exposure to major areas of study within clinical psychology, including Adult Psychopathology and Treatment, Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience.
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Most Affordable Health Psychology Doctorate Programs (PhD, PsyD)

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.
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.
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.
Albizu University (ABA) The AU PsyD in Clinical Psychology provides in-depth exposure to diverse populations to prepare students to offer culturally sensitive clinical psychology services to an increasingly complex world. Concentrations include: Child Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, General Psychology.
Spalding University (APA) The Spalding PsyD in Clinical Psychology students engage in generalist training in clinical psychology using a scholar-practitioner model based on scientific principles, grounded in evidence-based practice, and learn in a collaborative and cooperative setting. Specializations include: adult psychology, child/adolescent/family psychology, forensic psychology or health psychology.
University of North Texas (APA) The UNT PhD in Clinical Psychology promotes a student-centered culture for optimal learning. Close faculty mentorship is key to training that integrates development of expert clinical practice skills with excellence in research. The program offers elective training in three developed practice areas: Clinical Health Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Forensic Psychology.
University of Texas at El Paso The UTEP PhD in Psychology is designed to train all students in the fundamental areas of psychology. The department extends this training with four concentrations in: Health Psychology; Legal Psychology; Social Psychology, Cognitive and Neurosciences; and Language Acquisition and Bilingualism.
Bowling Green State University (APA) The BGSU PhD in Clinical Psychology follows a scientist-practitioner model of training in which the development of research skills, coursework and clinical practica are integrated into a coherent program of study. Students may chose to concentrate in one of three areas within clinical psychology: Clinical Child Psychology, Health Psychology, or Clinical Community Psychology.
Ohio University (APA) The OU PhD in Clinical Psychology trains students intensively in both clinical skills and research. Major areas of study available to all students include: Clinical Psychology (Required) with choice of electives in Clinical Child Psychology, Clinical Health Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology or Quantitative Methods.
Ohio University The OU PhD in Experimental Psychology focuses on a scientific investigation of normal psychological processes. Specializations include: Applied Quantitative Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Social Psychology.
University of New Mexico (APA,APCS) The UNM PhD in Clinical Psychology adheres strongly to a clinical science model. Our research strengths lie in the following areas: additions and drug abuse, including treatment outcome research, mechanisms of behavior change in the treatment of addictive behaviors, eating disorders, cultural adaptation of empirically based interventions for diverse populations, health disparities, sexual victimization, pediatric psychology and pediatric neuroscience, positive psychology, and health psychology.
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University of New Mexico The UNM PhD in Psychology offers the following areas of specialization: Cognition, Brain and Behavior; Diversity/Multicultural Psychology; Evolution and Development; Health Psychology and Quantitative Psychology. Typically, our Ph.D. students get a Master's degree along the way as they work towards their Ph.D., but the program is not designed to end with the Master's degree.
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University of Alabama at Birmingham (APA) UAB offers three Doctoral programs: PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience, PhD in Lifespan Development Psychology and a PhD in Medical/Clinical Psychology. All of our graduate students study core substantive areas of psychological science as well as more specific areas in their specialization including areas such as health psychology and behavioral medicine, pediatric and child clinical psychology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, geropsychology, and substance abuse.
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Central Michigan University The CMU offers a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and students can also choose a Concentration in Occupational Health Psychology (OHP).
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University of Memphis (APA,APCS) The UofM PhD in Clinical Psychology is guided by the scientist/practitioner model and places a particularly strong emphasis on research. Although diversity exists among the clinical faculty with respect to methods of inquiry and areas of study, there is unanimity in promoting scientific inquiry as the foundation of clinical psychology. Our program offers three broad areas of research focus within clinical psychology: Child and Family Studies, Clinical Health Psychology, and Psychotherapy Research.
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Nova Southeastern University (APA) NSU offers a PhD in Clinical Psychology or PsyD in Clinical Psychology. NSU provides the rigor and support that you expect in a doctoral program. We provide professional preparation focusing on the integration of training, research, and service. Tracks include: Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology, Clinical Forensic Psychology, Clinical Health Psychology, Long-term Mental Illness, Multicultural Track, Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychodynamic Psychology.
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East Carolina University (APA,NASP) The ECU PhD in Pediatric School Psychology is a sub-specialty that includes the competencies of both school and health psychology. The goal is to train entry-level School Psychologists with broad expert knowledge of scientific psychology. The model we use for training is the scientist-practitioner model in which psychologists are trained as both scientists and practitioners.
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East Carolina University (APA) The ECU PhD in Clinical Health Psychology will train psychologists in the science of psychology, as well as train them to deliver clinical services in settings such as primary health care hospital teams, rehabilitation, psychiatry, oncology, cardiology, geriatrics, pain clinics, sleep medicine, pediatrics, health maintenance organizations, community mental health agencies, and in the private practice of health psychology.
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East Carolina University The ECU PhD in Occupational Health Psychology concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in organizational research and to develop interventions that are designed to improve the overall quality of working life while also ensuring organizational productivity.
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University of North Carolina Charlotte (APA) The UNCC PhD in Health Psychology offers three areas of concentration: Clinical Psychology, Community Psychology and General Health Psychology. A particular emphasis of the program is on the development, implementation, and evaluation of prevention and treatment interventions that involve multiple disciplines.
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Saint Louis University (APA) The SLU PhD in Clinical Psychology is designed to provide broad and general doctoral education and training in health service psychology. Our program’s major area of study is adult clinical psychology. Although there are no formal areas of specialization, you may elect one of the following areas of emphasis, experience, or exposure: clinical neuropsychology, clinical child psychology, health psychology, trauma psychology, and sports psychology.
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Kent State University (APA,APCS) The KSU PhD in Psychology offers training in the areas of: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Development, Health Psychology, and Social Psychology. The Clinical Psychology program allows specialization in adult psychopathology, assessment, child clinical, clinical health psychology, and general clinical psychology. Students in all areas can also earn a minor in quantitative methods.
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University of Texas at Austin (APA since 1949 and PCSAS since 2019. A member of APCS.) The UTAUS PhD in Clinical Psychology is broadly based on a clinical science training model. The scientific perspective is emphasized in both research and clinical training. Faculty interests include addictive behaviors, human sexuality, health psychology, neuropsychology, depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress and coping, multiculturalism, positive psychology, aging and cognition, behavioral genetics, and autism. The primary objective prepares students for research and teaching careers, and the secondary objective is to train students for the professional practice of clinical psychology.
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Florida Institute of Technology (ABA) The Florida Tech PsyD in Clinical Psychology offers students training based on a practitioner-scientist model that prepares students for entry-level positions as clinical psychologists. Several opportunities for advanced course work include: Family/Child Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare/Health Psychology.
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Widener University (APA) The WU PsyD in Clinical Psychology utilizes the “scholar-practitioner” model. Concentrations include: Child, adolescent, and family therapy; Cognitive-behavioral therapy/acceptance and commitment therapy; Consulting psychology; Cross-cultural and diversity psychology; Forensic psychology; Health psychology; and Psychoanalytic psychology. Certificate tracks include: Biofeedback, Neuropsychology, and School Psychology. There are several Dual degrees offered as well.
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Chicago School of Professional Psychology (APA) The CSPP PsyD in Clinical Psychology is our flagship program and graduates are well prepared to provide assessment, intervention, and consultation to meet the needs of diverse populations. Students can take clusters of elective courses in the areas of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology; Health Psychology; Forensic Psychology; International Psychology and Human Rights; Psychotherapy and Spirituality in Psychology, and more.
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City University of New York Graduate Center (APA) The CUNY Graduate Center PhD in Psychology prepares students for research, teaching, and practice in the various fields of psychology. Students may specialize in areas including: Basic and Applied Social Psychology; Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience; Clinical Psychology, Cognitive and Comparative Psychology; Critical Social/Personality and Environmental Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; Industrial Organizational Psychology; Neuropsychology, and Psychology and Law.
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Alliant International University (APA) The AIU California School of Professional Psychology PhD in Clinical Psychology and PsyD in Clinical Psychology produces forward-thinking professionals. Areas of emphasis include: Multicultural Community Psychology, Social Justice Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Correctional Psychology, Clinical Health Psychology, Integrative Psychology, Psychodynamic emphasis and more.
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University of Colorado Denver (APA) The UCD PhD in Clinical Health Psychology (CHP) adheres to the scientist-practitioner model. Training emphasizes the contribution of research to the understanding, treatment and prevention of a wide range of health-related problems, and the application of knowledge that is grounded in scientific evidence.
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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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Stony Brook University The SBU PhD in Social and Health Psychology is a good choice for students who are interested in a research career in social psychology, health psychology, or the interface between these two disciplines. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a departmental close relationships concentration that includes faculty members and students in other areas.
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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 Toledo (APA) The UT PhD in Clinical Psychology clinical psychologists who will be able to serve in a wide range of professional contexts by emphasizing the three traditional functions of clinical research, diagnostic assessment, and psychotherapy. Students can pursue minor specializations in: Quantitative Psychology, Health Psychology, or Experimental Psychopathology.
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University of Toledo The UT PhD in Experimental Psychology emphasizes training in research methodology/statistics and teaching/mentoring. Students can pursue minor specializations in: Quantitative Psychology, Health Psychology, or Experimental Psychopathology. Our program prepares experimental psychologists for careers in a variety of academic and research settings, including research universities, teaching colleges, and industrial, governmental, or medical institutions.
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West Virginia University (APA,APCS) The PhD in Clinical and Clinical Child Psychology is based on the scientist-practitioner or “Boulder” model of training in which the clinician is trained as both researcher and practitioner. The program prepares students for entering the profession of health psychology service (clinical).
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University of Georgia The UGA PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology exists to develop, research, and apply psychological principles to raise the quality of life for working individuals. The UGA PhD in Behavior and Brain Sciences has five areas of research options: Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuroscience, Social-Personality Psychology and Vision Sciences.
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Virginia Commonwealth University (APA) The VCU PhD in Counseling Psychology training model is a scientist-practitioner model. The program seeks to advance the field of counseling psychology through innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to science and service provision, while preserving the field’s core traditions. We offer generalist training and exposure to multiple theoretical models; however we also have a distinctive slant toward counseling health psychology.
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Virginia Commonwealth University The VCU PhD in Health Psychology provides students with the theoretical background and both basic and applied research skills needed to study the psychological, social, cultural, and behavioral bases of health and illness. The program is a research-oriented rather than clinical training program.
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Colorado State University (APA) The CSU PhD in Psychology has five areas of study including: Applied Social and Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Counseling Psychology, or Industrial Organizational Psychology.
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University of Rhode Island (APA) The URI PhD in Clinical Psychology is designed for students who are committed to a career involving both practice and research. The program has adopted the Scientist-Practitioner model, and provides you with generalist training in intervention, assessment, methodology, and the core areas of psychology. As a student in this program you can select a focus area in: Health psychology, Multicultural psychology, Neuropsychology, Child/family/developmental psychology, or Research methodology.
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University of Rhode Island The URI PhD in Behavioral Science is a research-intensive program with a strong focus on topics in health psychology and methodology. There are few programs nationwide in which you can study both of these topics simultaneously. In addition to our leading strengths in these two areas, we offer robust coverage of social, cognitive, and developmental perspectives in our training, while attending to individual and group differences and diverse social, familial and community settings.
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University of California Los Angeles (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The UCLA PhD in Psychology with specializations in: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Learning and Behavior, Quantitative Psychology, Social Psychology, and Computational Cognition. There is no separate M.A. program or Psy.D. program offered.
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University of California Irvine The UCI PhD in Psychological Science provides students with a strong foundation in theory, research methods and advanced statistics, as well as in the classic and contemporary issues. Students select one of four primary specializations: Affective Science, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, or Social Psychology and Personality Psychology. You may also pair a specialization with a concentration in Psychology & Law (includes legal courses).
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University of Florida (APA) The UF PhD in Clinical Psychology adheres to the Scientist-Practitioner Model of education and training. The program is housed in an independent department of Clinical and Health Psychology in a major academic health science setting. Our graduates successfully pursue careers in research, practice, or, more typically, in research-practice integration, and work in a broad range of professional settings, including academic health centers, hospitals, healthcare practices, and community agencies.
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Loma Linda University (APA) The LLU PhD in Clinical Psychology follows the traditional scientist-practitioner model. The program has a firm foundation in research but also provides unique clinical experiences in a wide array of community, practice, and medical settings. Students are encouraged to develop an emphasis in at least one area of professional concentration, including clinical health psychology, clinical child, neuroscience & neuropsychology, social cultural behavioral health.
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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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Western Michigan University (APA) The WMU PhD in Clinical Psychology is designed to provide broad clinical training utilizing a scientist-practitioner model. A master of arts degree is earned in the process of earning a PhD. Clinical and research interests in: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorders, Autism and developmental disabilities, Behavioral pediatrics, Geriatrics, Health psychology, Interpersonal violence, Mood and anxiety disorders, and Post traumatic stress disorder.
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Old Dominion University The ODU PhD in Health Psychology uses research and psychological principles to solve real-world health problems. It promotes the development and application of knowledge to improve systems, communication, decision making, community settings, and living environments. The majority of faculty members conducted research in areas related to Health, although their focus may include a developmental, cognitive, experimental, or quantitative perspective.
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Pacific University (APA) The PU PsyD in Clinical Psychology emphasizes coursework reflecting the latest empirical findings in the field. Five tracks to choose from include: Adult Psychology track, Child Psychology track, Forensic Psychology track, Health Psychology track, and Neuropsychology track.
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University of Arizona (PCSAS,APCS) The UA Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PhD) follows a clinical science training model. Our program prepares students not only to practice clinical psychology but to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Areas of study include: Psychophysiology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, and Intervention Research.
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Ohio State University (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The OSU PhD in Clinical Psychology is designed to prepare research-oriented, clinical scientist model psychologists to be tomorrow's leading investigators of clinical phenomena. The research/training foci of our program reflect the broader field, with students typically focusing on health psychology or psychopathology (including its etiology, assessment, treatment, and prevention).
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Drexel University (APA) The DU PhD in Clinical Psychology trains clinical psychologists in the scientist-practitioner model. Students may elect one of four major areas of study: Clinical Child Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology, or Health Psychology.
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Yeshiva University (APA) The YU PhD in Clinical Psychology Health Emphasis program training philosophy is aimed at training psychologists who are both clinically and academically prepared to work as clinicians and researchers in diverse settings. The foundations of psychology represent the primary base, with in-depth training in general clinical psychology. This training base is complemented by training in health psychology, physiological bases of behavior, and public health systems.
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University of Indianapolis (APA,NCSPP,MPCAC) The Uindy PsyD in Clinical Psychology gives students a solid foundation of core knowledge, along with the assessment, intervention and research skills necessary to successfully practice in the field. Concentration include: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, Childhood and Adolescent Psychology, and Adult Psychopathology and Psychotherapy.
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Rutgers University The RU PhD in Psychology offers four main areas of study: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology and Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience. The program prepares students for careers as researchers in both academic and nonacademic settings. Students work closely with faculty members on research projects of mutual interest. Graduate training in Intradisciplinary Health Psychology is also offered.
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University of Pittsburgh The UP PhD in Psychology has four additional core programs of study: Biological and Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Social Psychology. We prepare students for scientific and academic careers emphasizing research and teaching. We offer a rich and dynamic intellectual community with outstanding opportunities to study behavior at multiple ages, using state-of-the-art methods and varying levels of analysis.
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William James College (APA) The WJC PsyD in Clinical Psychology prepares practicing clinicians through coordinated ongoing academic and applied experience. The curriculum is designed to provide broad and rigorous training in clinical knowledge and skills. Concentrations include: Children & Families of Adversity & Resilience (CFAR), Clinical Health Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Geropsychology, and Neuropsychology.
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Southern Methodist University (APA,APCS) The SMU PhD in Clinical Psychology follows a clinical scientist model. We expect our students to be actively engaged in research throughout their training through collaborative, lab-directed studies as well as independent mentored projects. The program has specific foci in Child/Family Psychology, Health Psychology, and Quantitative Methods.
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Harvard University (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The Harvard PhD in Psychology has two tracks. The first is the Common Curriculum track, which embraces Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Perception. The second track is Clinical Science. Research themes include: Evolutionary Psychology, Health Psychology, Animal Learning and Cognition, Consciousness, Emotional Disorders, Psychophysiology, Visual Cognition, and many more.
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Vanderbilt University (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The VU PhD in Clinical Psychology subscribes to the clinical scientist model of training, with the primary goal of training clinical scientists. Students can focus their training in: Psychopathology, Developmental Psychology, Adult Psychopathology, Developmental Disabilities, Clinical Neuroscience, Basic Emotional Processes, Prevention and Intervention, Health Psychology, and Quantitative Analysis.
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Washington University in St. Louis (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The WUSL PhD in Clinical Psychology is devoted to training clinical scientists and to the promotion of an integration of science and practice. Our primary goal is to train students who will lead the search for new knowledge regarding the assessment, understanding, and treatment of psychological disorders. Some students in the clinical program pursue specialized training in neuropsychology, clinical aging, or health psychology.
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Tulane University The TU PhD in Psychological Science provides training in basic research areas of psychology. Current areas of research interest include developmental psychology, cognitive/behavioral neuroscience, and social psychology. Students may also elect to focus on health psychology through a graduate certificate program.
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Health Psychology Associations, Journals, and Resources

Journal of Health Psychology An international peer-reviewed journal that aims to support and help shape research in health psychology from around the world. It provides a platform for traditional empirical analyses as well as more qualitative and/or critically oriented approaches. It also addresses the social contexts in which psychological and health processes are embedded.
Connecticut Psychologist Licensure The Connecticut State Department of Public Health Psychologist Licensing Services.
Rhode Island Department of Health Psychology Licensing Verify a Psychology License, Find Licensed Psychologists, Download Psychology Lists, File a Complaint, Find Disciplinary actions and more in the State of Rhode Island.
Association for Research in Personality The ARP is a scientific organization devoted to bringing together scholars whose research contributes to the understanding of personality structure, development, and dynamics. Members do not have to define themselves as “personality psychologists.” In fact, many of those were trained in other specialties (e.g., clinical psychology, social psychology, psychiatry, human development, health psychology, Industrial Organizational psychology).
Society for Occupational Health Psychology The SOHP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the generation, dissemination, and application of scientific knowledge in order to improve worker health and well-being. One of our goals is to improve education and training related to occupational health psychology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Society for Health Psychology Division 38 (SfHP) seeks to advance contributions of psychology to the understanding of health and illness through basic and clinical research, education, and service activities and encourages the integration of biomedical information about health and illness with current psychological knowledge. Div. 38 offers a listing of training programs in health psychology and presents an annual student paper award.
Health Psychology section of APA Division 17 Dedicated to the science and practice of counseling psychology in health related contexts either through research with medical, rehabilitation, or related populations, direct service to individuals across their lifespan, teaching and training of graduate students or the education of other health care professionals, or involvement with health policy.
Academy of Psychological Clinical Science The APCS is an alliance of leading, scientifically oriented, doctoral and internship training programs in clinical and health psychology in the United States and Canada. Academy membership is open to doctoral and internship programs with strong commitments to, and established records of, successful clinical science training.
Council of Professional Psychology Specialities The CoS is a non-profit joint venture to represent and support the development and functioning of recognized specialties in Professional Psychology including Cognitive Psychology, Child Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Geropsychology, School Psychology, and more.

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