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Doctor’s Degree in Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology

3,949 Yearly Graduations
$58,900 Median Salary
$131,878 Median Debt
There are 272 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in clinical psychology. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 31% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.8% of clinical psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Clinical Psychology Majors

In 2018-2019, 3,949 doctor's degree were awarded to clinical psychology majors. This earns it the #9 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in clinical psychology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 20,384
Doctor’s Degree 3,949
Bachelor’s Degree 3,686
Graduate Certificate 2,291
Associate’s Degree 107
Basic Certificate 100
Undergraduate Certificate 15

Earnings of Clinical Psychology Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in clinical psychology is $58,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $52,550 and the high is $63,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in clinical psychology is $131,878. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $188,453 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $72,650.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,536.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in clinical psychology. About 77.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 888
Women 3,061
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Clinical Psychology

The racial-ethnic distribution of clinical psychology doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 230
Black or African American 335
Hispanic or Latino 523
White 2,259
International Students 188
Other Races/Ethnicities 414
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Clinical Psychology Doctor's Degree Students

There are 272 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in clinical psychology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Alliant International University

San Diego, California
241 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Alliant International University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,347 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,255 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Alliant International University awarded 241 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

99 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,610 per year.

The clinical psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago awarded 99 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 79% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
98 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 doctor's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Capella University. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#3

Palo Alto University

Palo Alto, California
98 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palo Alto University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,184 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Palo Alto University awarded 98 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

96 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,564 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 people received their doctor's degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles. Of these students, 88% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Adler University

Chicago, Illinois
89 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Adler University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The clinical psychology program at Adler University awarded 89 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#7

William James College

Newton, Massachusetts
83 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William James College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 people received their doctor's degree in clinical psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. About 73% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

The Wright Institute

Berkeley, California
73 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Wright Institute comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 73 people received their doctor's degree in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute. About 81% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
72 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 doctor's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Nova Southeastern University. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#10

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
56 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Arizona State University - Skysong. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Arizona State University - Skysong awarded 56 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#10

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
56 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The clinical psychology program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine awarded 56 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#12

Yeshiva University

New York, New York
55 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Yeshiva University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,800 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Yeshiva University awarded 55 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 95% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon
51 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pacific University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,344 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $32,768 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their doctor's degree in clinical psychology from Pacific. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#14

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
49 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Denver. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,336 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their doctor's degree in clinical psychology from U of Denver. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#15

Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, California
47 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fielding Graduate University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. The clinical psychology program at Fielding Graduate University awarded 47 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 77% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Fuller Theological Seminary

Pasadena, California
44 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fuller Theological Seminary is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 doctor's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Fuller. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

43 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carlos Albizu University - Miami is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,774 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their doctor's degree in clinical psychology from Carlos Albizu University - Miami. About 81% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Carlos Albizu University - San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
43 Yearly Graduations
79% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Carlos Albizu University - San Juan. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,775 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,205 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 doctor's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Carlos Albizu University - San Juan. Of these students, 79% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

38 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Ponce is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 7,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their doctor's degree in clinical psychology from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Ponce. Of these students, 74% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
38 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIU Post comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their doctor's degree in clinical psychology from LIU Post. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to clinical psychology that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Psychology 1,672
Child Development & Psychology 636
Other Psychology 146

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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