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Graduate Certificate in General Psychology

205 Yearly Graduations
$49,200 Median Salary
$18,796 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in psychology is offered at 28 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 27% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.9% of psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Psychology Majors

In 2018-2019, 205 earned their graduate certificate in psychology. This makes it the 63rd most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in psychology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 108,627
Associate’s Degree 14,051
Master’s Degree 6,210
Doctor’s Degree 1,672
Graduate Certificate 205
Basic Certificate 149
Undergraduate Certificate 3

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.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $49,200 to a high of $49,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in psychology is $18,796. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

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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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $219.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in psychology. About 79.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 43
Women 162
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 6
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 133
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 17
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychology Graduate Certificate Students

There are 28 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
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Lowell tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 18,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,078 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,590 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at UMass Lowell. Of these students, 91% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Walden University. Roughly 49,600 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.

The psychology program at Walden University awarded 24 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#3

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
23 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. Each year, around 30,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Mizzou. Of these students, 65% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Northcentral University

San Diego, California
19 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Northcentral University. Roughly 10,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,983 per year.

The psychology program at Northcentral University awarded 19 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 53% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Adler Graduate School

Richfield, Minnesota
16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Adler Graduate School comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in psychology. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Adler Graduate School. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#5

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas
16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Angelo State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in psychology. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,332 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,059 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Angelo State. About 81% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 42,600 attend the school each year. 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 2018-2019 academic year, 12 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Purdue. About 67% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. Roughly 52,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The psychology program at University of Florida awarded 4 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Minnesota State University - Mankato is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,694 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Minnesota State University - Mankato.

#10

New York University

New York, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is New York University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from NYU.

#10

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 10th 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at KU.

#10

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Iowa State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Iowa State.

#10

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

University of South Dakota comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in psychology. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,697 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,062 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at U of South Dakota.

#14

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Fitchburg State University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in psychology. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,186 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Fitchburg State.

#14

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western New Mexico University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,167 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,356 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Western New Mexico University. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University at Buffalo. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The psychology program at University at Buffalo awarded 1 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 2,291
Other Psychology 236
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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