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Graduate Certificate in General Psychology

204 Yearly Graduations
$49,200 Median Salary
$18,796 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in psychology is offered at 29 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 25% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.9% of psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Psychology Majors

In 2017-2018, 204 earned their graduate certificate in psychology. This earns it the #65 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in psychology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 110,238
Associate’s Degree 12,355
Master’s Degree 6,333
Doctor’s Degree 1,760
Graduate Certificate 204
Basic Certificate 103
Undergraduate Certificate 68

Earnings of Psychology Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in psychology is $49,200. 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 $49,200 and the high is $49,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in psychology is $18,796. 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, $18,796 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $18,796.

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The median monthly payment of a psychology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $219.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in psychology. About 78.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 43
Women 161
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Psychology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 21
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 129
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 20
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychology Graduate Certificate Students

There are 29 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in psychology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
70 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for psychology students seekinga graduate certificate is University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Each year, around 18,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,590 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 70 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from UMass Lowell. About 91% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
22 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Walden University. Each year, around 49,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,739 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 22 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Walden University. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#2

Northcentral University

San Diego, California
22 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Northcentral University. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,864 per year.

The psychology program at Northcentral University awarded 22 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#4

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas
17 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Angelo State University. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,205 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,964 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 17 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Angelo State. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#5

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in psychology. Roughly 30,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,637 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,822 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 16 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Mizzou. Of these students, 81% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in 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 $11,736 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 10 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at GMU. About 70% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Adler Graduate School

Richfield, Minnesota
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Adler Graduate School. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Adler Graduate School. Of these students, 71% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia University in the City of New York comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in psychology. Each year, around 30,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,665 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,216 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 7 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Columbia. About 57% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western New Mexico University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in psychology. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,927 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,177 per year.

The psychology program at Western New Mexico University awarded 6 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

New York University

New York, New York
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is New York University. Each year, around 51,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,888 per year.

The psychology program at New York University awarded 5 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#10

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Iowa State University. Roughly 36,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,302 per year.

The psychology program at Iowa State University awarded 5 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year.

#12

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Dakota is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,451 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,869 per year.

The psychology program at University of South Dakota awarded 4 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#13

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Purdue University - Main Campus. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 3 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Purdue.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri University of Science and Technology comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in psychology. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,637 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,061 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 3 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#13

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University at Buffalo is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 3 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at University at Buffalo.

#16

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Kansas. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from KU.

1 Yearly Graduations

Minnesota State University - Mankato is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,179 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,404 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Minnesota State University - Mankato.

#16

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Marshall University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,006 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,310 per year.

The psychology program at Marshall University awarded 1 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year.

#16

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Loyola University Maryland is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,460 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Loyola Maryland. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 2,081
Other Psychology 252
Child Development & Psychology 115

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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