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Graduate Certificate in Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology

2,291 Yearly Graduations
$62,100 Median Salary
$53,733 Median Debt
There are 235 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in clinical psychology. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 32% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.0% of clinical psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Clinical Psychology Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,291 graduate certificate were awarded to clinical psychology majors. This makes it the 5th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

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 Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in clinical psychology is $62,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $52,175 to a high of $62,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in clinical psychology is $53,733. 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, $57,880 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $42,438.

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The median monthly payment of a clinical psychology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $626.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in clinical psychology. About 85.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 330
Women 1,961
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Clinical Psychology

The racial-ethnic distribution of clinical psychology graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 60
Black or African American 311
Hispanic or Latino 299
White 1,370
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 227
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Clinical Psychology Graduate Certificate Students

There are 235 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
288 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. 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, 288 graduate certificate were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Capella University. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

101 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate 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, 101 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles. Of these students, 79% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
79 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 graduate certificate were handed out to clinical psychology majors at ASU - Skysong. About 92% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Alliant International University

San Diego, California
50 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Alliant International University. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 graduate certificate were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Alliant. About 76% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
43 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Valley State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Each year, around 25,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,180 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,208 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from GVSU. Of these students, 88% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, California
40 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fielding Graduate University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 graduate certificate were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Fielding. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#6

Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
40 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rider University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,948 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Rider University awarded 40 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#8

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
39 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seton Hall University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from Seton Hall. About 85% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

National University

La Jolla, California
33 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Roughly 17,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from National University. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

32 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from Cincinnati. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#10

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, California
32 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mount Saint Mary's University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,592 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,964 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from MSMU. Of these students, 97% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
30 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Salve Regina University. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,750 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 graduate certificate were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Salve Regina. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#13

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
29 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Texas A&M University - College Station. Each year, around 67,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from Texas A&M. Of these students, 93% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

29 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is California State University - Monterey Bay. Each year, around 7,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 graduate certificate were handed out to clinical psychology majors at California State University - Monterey Bay. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#15

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
27 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Each year, around 18,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,076 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,879 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Rowan University awarded 27 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 89% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

St. Joseph's College-Long Island

Patchogue, New York
27 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St. Joseph's College-Long Island is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,350 per year.

The clinical psychology program at St. Joseph's College-Long Island awarded 27 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#15

CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York
27 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Brooklyn College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Roughly 17,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from Brooklyn. Of these students, 89% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

27 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at San Antonio comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Each year, around 30,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from UTSA. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#15

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
27 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Roughly 35,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

The clinical psychology program at George Mason University awarded 27 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

27 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MidAmerica Nazarene University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in clinical psychology. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,036 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,797 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their graduate certificate in clinical psychology from MNU. Of these students, 74% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to clinical psychology that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Other Psychology 236
General Psychology 205
Child Development & 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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