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2021 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Schools in Missouri

14 Colleges
$44,120 Avg Salary
$42,395 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology School for You

With 467 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, clinical, counseling and applied psychology is the #56 most popular major in Missouri.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Schools in Missouri to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 14 schools in Missouri to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Schools in Missouri

The following schools top our list of the Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Colleges.

Top 10 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Schools

Our analysis found Washington University in St Louis to be the best school for clinical, counseling and applied psychology students who want to pursue a degree in Missouri. WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Louis.

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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Saint Louis University is a great place for clinical, counseling and applied psychology students. SLU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Louis.

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Out of the 14 schools in Missouri that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Missouri - Columbia landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Missouri - St Louis is a great place for clinical, counseling and applied psychology students. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, UMSL is a public college with a large student population.

On average, clinical psychology graduates from UMSL take out $43,625 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $508.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Maryville University of Saint Louis. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Schools in Missouri list. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, Maryville U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Avila University

Kansas City, MO

Avila University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for clinical, counseling and applied psychology students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Kansas City, Avila is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, clinical psychology graduates from Avila take out $47,834 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $557, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Missouri - Kansas City ranked #7 on this year’s Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Schools in Missouri list. UMKC is a large public school located in the city of Kansas City.

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With a ranking of #8, Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies did quite well on this year’s best schools for clinical, counseling and applied psychology students. Located in the distant town of Fayette, Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Webster University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best clinical, counseling and applied psychology programs. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, Webster is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their degree, clinical psychology majors at Webster accumulate an average of around $60,753 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $708.

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University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO

University of Central Missouri ranked #10 on this year’s Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Schools in Missouri list. UCM is a large public school located in the town of Warrensburg.

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Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 2,179
Kansas 228
Iowa 101
Nebraska 120
North Dakota 96
South Dakota 55

One of 3 majors within the area of study, clinical, counseling and applied psychology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 130,917
Child Development & Psychology 13,150
Other Psychology 3,056

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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