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Master’s Degrees in Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology

20,384 Yearly Graduations
$42,900 Median Salary
$48,556 Median Debt
A master's degree in clinical psychology is offered at 566 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 34% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.9% of clinical psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Clinical Psychology Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20,384 students earned their master's degree in clinical psychology. This earns it the #7 spot on the list of the most popular master'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 Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in clinical psychology is $42,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $38,500 to a high of $46,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in clinical psychology is $48,556. 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, $61,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $40,558.

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The median monthly payment of a clinical psychology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $566.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in clinical psychology. About 82.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,625
Women 16,759
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Clinical Psychology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 849
Black or African American 2,409
Hispanic or Latino 3,014
White 11,075
International Students 601
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,436
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Clinical Psychology Master's Degree Students

There are 566 colleges that offer a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
881 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
36% 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 master's degree. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 881 master's degrees were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Capella University. About 86% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
656 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 85,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Liberty University awarded 656 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 81% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

National University

La Jolla, California
654 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 16,600 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.

The clinical psychology program at National University awarded 654 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

431 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Teachers College at Columbia University. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 431 master's degrees were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Teachers College. Of these students, 79% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
340 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 48,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 340 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from Walden University. Of these students, 85% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
296 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in clinical psychology. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,032 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,324 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 296 master's degrees were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Lamar University. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#7

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
257 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in clinical psychology. Roughly 20,500 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, 257 master's degrees were handed out to clinical psychology majors at NUS Florida. Of these students, 85% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

242 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in clinical psychology. Roughly 39,200 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, 242 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from UC. About 83% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

232 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in clinical psychology. Each year, around 1,300 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 232 master's degrees were handed out to clinical psychology majors at The Chicago School Chicago Campus. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#10

Adler University

Chicago, Illinois
229 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Adler University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in clinical psychology. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 229 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from Adler. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#11

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Kentucky
221 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lindsey Wilson College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in clinical psychology. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,735 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 221 master's degrees were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Lindsey Wilson College. Of these students, 83% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida
214 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Institute of Technology is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,338 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 214 master's degrees were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Florida Tech. About 81% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
214 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pepperdine University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,900 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Pepperdine University awarded 214 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#14

Carlos Albizu University - San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
202 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Carlos Albizu University - San Juan. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. 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.

The clinical psychology program at Carlos Albizu University - San Juan awarded 202 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 95% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#15

Alliant International University

San Diego, California
200 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Alliant International University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 200 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from Alliant. About 77% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
196 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Troy University. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,650 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 196 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from TROY. Of these students, 85% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
188 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Webster University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Webster University awarded 188 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#18

California Baptist University

Riverside, California
187 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is California Baptist University. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,942 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,830 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 187 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from Cal Baptist. Of these students, 82% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

184 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in clinical psychology. Each year, around 2,900 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, 184 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School Los Angeles Campus. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#20

Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado
181 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Adams State University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,736 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,590 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Adams State University awarded 181 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to clinical psychology that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Psychology 6,210
Other Psychology 1,930
Child Development & Psychology 1,058

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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