Top 25 Most Affordable Doctorate in Psychology

The top 25 most affordable doctorate in psychology degree programs in the United States are displayed below. With data used from the Institute of Education Sciences NCES College Navigator, these degree programs were chosen in conjunction with our affordability ranking. Our ranking is based on the average graduate student tuition and fees for the academic year. You can sort the list alphabetically by clicking directly on the blue school bar. The most affordable psychology doctorate degree programs can also be sorted with specific terms (e.g. PhD, PsyD, clinical, school, dual, health, sport) using the instant search filter box. Typing the name of your state into the search box will show the state specific doctoral psychology degree programs that ranked in our top 25 most affordable in the United States.

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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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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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Jackson State University (APA) The JSU PhD in Clinical Psychology students are immersed into a curriculum anchored in the cumulative body of psychological knowledge, with a firm bsis in statistics, research design, and experimental methodology. The program develops a comprehensive knowledge base and teaches skills to improve the students' ability to effectively function as an emphirically-oriented clinical psychologist in diverse settings.
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Minnesota State University Mankato (NASP) The MSU Mankato PhD in School Psychology offers individualized attention and hands-on experiences to prepare students to become certified school psychologists. The program has a strong focus on research, allowing students a wide range of professional options from practicing in K-12 schools or clinics, to teaching in university settings. The program is based on the scientist-practitioner model of training, in which research informs practice and practice informs research.
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John F. Kennedy University (APA) The JFKU PsyD in Clinical Psychology prepares students to serve their communities in a variety of vital roles including clinician, program administrator, evaluator, consultant, educator, supervisor, assessor, and, perhaps most importantly, critical consumer of psychological research.
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John F. Kennedy University The JFKU Master of Arts in Sport Psychology - Clinical Psychology PsyD Dual Degree prepares students to work in clinical settings as well as with athletes in a sport setting. This program provides a unique training opportunity with clinical clients, athletes, as well as athletes with clinical concerns.
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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (APA) The SMUMN PsyD in Counseling Psychology is student-centered and is attentive to the needs of the adult learner, preparing students for careers as licensed professional psychologists. The program emphasizes and integrates ethical practice, service to diverse and underserved communities, and evidence-based practices. There is a strong emphasis on individualized mentoring throughout the program.
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University of Southern Mississippi (APA) The USM PhD in Clinical Psychology graduates are prepared to pursue careers in academia, research, mental health care delivery, or practice in public and private settings. We prepare our students first as scientists in psychology and then as practicing clinical psychologists. We strongly subscribe to a generalist approach to training but include concentrations in clinical child and adult psychology.
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University of Southern Mississippi (APA)(NASP) The USM PhD in School Psychology primary objective is to prepare behavioral scientists who can apply their skills to the solution of a broad range of problems related to the processes of schooling. Post-bachelor's degree students first complete a Master's degree, including an empirical thesis, en route to the doctorate.
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University of Southern Mississippi The USM PhD in Brain and Behavior offers research training in experimental psychology across several areas in cognitive, social, and quantitative psychology. Cognitive psychology areas emphases include research in perception, attention, language, and memory. Social psychology areas include research in evolutionary, cultural, health, and political psychology.
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University of Southern Mississippi (APA)(MPCAC) The USM PhD in Counseling Psychology teaches the scientist-practitioner model. Students complete coursework which informs their research projects as well as prepares them for work in the in-house training clinic. The goals of the Counseling Psychology program are to produce psychologists who are insightful, emotionally mature, and display a high degree of professionalism.
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North Dakota State University The NDSU PhD in Health/Social Psychology has objectives including: Foundation and Core courses in Health and Social psychology that provide in-depth training in these topics; Extensive training and courses in quantitative and research methods; Course experiences in breadth areas of experimental psychology; and more.
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North Dakota State University The NDSU PhD in Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience purpose is to prepare students for careers in academic or research settings. Students will attain foundational and in-depth knowledge in visual and cognitive neuroscience by completing core courses in these areas. We select students for our program who have the interest and desire to be engaged in intensive, cutting-edge research with faculty members in our department.
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Grand Canyon University (HLC) The GCU PhD in Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction explores and evaluates cognitive processes and information to develop the best instructional methods for 21st century postsecondary education. Students will study a range of topics relevant to the construction and analysis of learning outcomes, including social cognition and assessments.
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Rivier University The RU Combined PsyD in Counseling and School Psychology builds on existing MA and EdS programs at Rivier University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Psychology that lead to licensure by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice. This approach to doctoral training prepares health service psychologists to work in a variety of professional settings as licensed psychologists and is consistent with the generalist approach to training entry-level psychologists.
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University of Central Arkansas (APA) The UCA PhD in Counseling Psychology prepares counseling psychologists who are trained in evidence-based psychological services and research methods, are sensitive to individual, social, and cultural differences, are advocates for mental-health and personal growth throughout the lifespan, and are competent to practice in healthcare systems and in academia.
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University of Central Arkansas (APA) The UCA PhD in School Psychology prepares students to provide and promote empirically-supported psychological services for children, youth, families, and schools. The program promotes quality school psychology services by emphasizing mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention at the individual, group, and systemic/programmatic levels.
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Biola University (APA) The BU PhD in Clinical Psychology offers an integrated approach to the study of human behavior by bringing together the Christian faith and study of psychology. Students in the program are interested in combining clinical work with other psychological competencies, such as teaching and research. The BU PsyD in Clinical Psychology equips psychologists with the knowledge, training and enhanced professional skills to care for people’s psychological needs in a variety of settings.
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Marywood University (APA) The MU PhD in Clinical Psychology trains students to provide state-of-the-art, ethical, humane and culturally sensitive clinical services to diverse populations. We teach students to be research-informed practitioners with general skills who pursue development in specific areas through electives, practicum sites, internships, and post-doctoral training.
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Xavier University (APA) The Xavier Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) emphasizes the importance of a scientific foundation in psychology. The program is designed to prepare students for the general practice of health service; it also provides training in three areas of interest: children and adolescents, individuals with severe and chronic psychopathology, and health care psychology in medical settings.
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Alaska Pacific University (NWCCU) The APU Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Counseling Psychology prepares culturally competent, doctoral-level psychologists who, through their practice, will help to alleviate suffering and empower individuals, groups, and communities towards health and well-being in a state with diverse populations and geographical challenges.
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University of South Dakota (APA)(HFES) The USD PhD in Clinical Psychology program is committed to preparing clinical psychologists who will work effectively as scientist-practitioners within the culturally diverse world. The program is designed to provide a strong theoretical base that can be readily applied to various working environments and to prepare students for careers in business, industry and government. Students can choose to specialize in Human Factors or Clinical Psychology.
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