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Master’s Degree 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

In 2018-2019, 20,384 master's degree were awarded to clinical psychology majors. 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 Degree

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 Degree 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. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 881 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from 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*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Liberty University. Each year, around 75,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 656 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from Liberty University. 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 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.

The clinical psychology program at National University awarded 654 master's degree 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*

Teachers College at Columbia University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 431 master's degree 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. Each year, around 49,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 340 master's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at 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*

The 6th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Lamar University. Roughly 14,500 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.

The clinical psychology program at Lamar University awarded 296 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. 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*

The 7th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Nova Southeastern University. 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, 257 master's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Nova Southeastern University. 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 is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 242 master's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Cincinnati. 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 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 232 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago. 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*

The 10th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Adler University. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. 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*

The 11th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Lindsey Wilson College. 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 degree 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*

The 12th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Florida Institute of Technology. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The clinical psychology program at Florida Institute of Technology awarded 214 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. 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*

The 12th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Pepperdine University. Each year, around 7,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 214 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine. 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*

Carlos Albizu University - San Juan comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree 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 $5,775 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,205 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 202 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from Carlos Albizu University - San Juan. 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*

The 15th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree 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, 200 master's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at 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*

Troy University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 17,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The clinical psychology program at Troy University awarded 196 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. 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. Each year, around 12,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 188 people received their master's degree in clinical psychology from Webster. 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*

California Baptist University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 187 master's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at 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 is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in clinical psychology. 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.

The clinical psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles awarded 184 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. 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*

The 20th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Adams State University. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. 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 degree 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 degree.

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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