Graduate Schools in Pennsylvania for Psychology
In Pennsylvania, you can pursue psychology graduate degrees at many schools. A sampling of the available graduate certificates, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees is included in this article.
Arcadia University has graduate certificates, master's degrees, and dual master's degrees in psychology, with areas of study including public health and counseling, health education counseling, and child and family therapy. The school's Dual Master of Health Education and Counseling offers both part-time and full-time enrollment, with 78 credits completed over a three-year period of study.
This Master of Science in General Experimental Psychology is a two-year, full-time program designed to prepare students to enter a doctoral program in fields such as human development, neuroscience, or clinical psychology. Your training will focus heavily on research, and you will work as a research apprentice with your adviser and other faculty.
California University of Pennsylvania
The Master of Science in School Psychology is intended to prepare you to work as a school psychologist. You can enroll full-time and complete your degree in 14 months, with online summer classes and evening classes designed for working professionals.
The Master of Science in Psychology program at Drexel University is focused on research and provides training in behavioral and neurocognitive sciences. Drexel also offers a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, which has specializations in Clinical Neuropsychology, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Forensic Psychology, and Health Psychology.
Delaware Valley University
Delaware Valley University's Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology offers a program track in either social justice community counseling or child and adolescent counseling. You will complete 60 credits for the degree, 12 of which will be focused on your desired program track.
Chestnut Hill College
Chestnut Hill College awards a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology that requires full-time enrollment and can be completed in six years if you have a bachelor's degree and five years if you have advanced standing. You will complete 117 credits, which includes a practicum experience, internship, and a doctoral dissertation.
Clarks Summit University
You can complete your Master of Science in Counseling at Clarks Summit University via distance learning or traditional, on-campus classes. This master's program is informed by a Biblical perspective, consists of 60 credits, and provides the opportunity to view counseling sessions at the university's on-campus counseling center.
The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to help students pursue National Counselor Certification (NCC) or licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC). Your training will include 60 hours in monitored counseling experiences, as well as 700 hours of on-site clinical practicum experiences.
The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Duquesne University is a full-time, 89-credit program, with coursework in areas such as social psychology, qualitative research, diversity in counseling, and philosophy in psychology. The university offers graduate assistantships to students that provide a tuition waiver and a 9-month stipend, with 15 hours of weekly work as either a research assistant or teaching assistant required.
The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology focuses on evidence-informed treatment methods and requires a minimum of 48 credits, with a 60-credit program that qualifies you to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. The Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology consists of 106 credits and requires either a bachelor's or master's degree in counseling, psychology, or another related discipline.
|School||Programs Offered||Graduate Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)*|
|Arcadia University||*Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling|
*Certificate in Child and Family Therapy
*Certificate in Trauma: Clinical Bases of Treatment and Recovery
*Master's in Counseling
*Dual Master's in Counseling and International Peace and Conflict Resolution
*Dual Master's in Health Education Counseling
*Dual Master's in Public Health and Counseling
|Bucknell University||*Master of Science in General Experimental Psychology||$24,496|
|California University of Pennsylvania||*Master of Science in School Psychology||$16,672 (in-state)/$22,864 (out-of-state)|
|Drexel University||*Master of Science in Psychology|
*Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
|Delaware Valley University||*Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology|
*Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
|Chestnut Hill College||*Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology||$16,560|
|Clarks Summit University||*Master of Science in Counseling||$7,800|
|Gannon University||*Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling||$19,220|
|Duquesne University||*Doctorate in Clinical Psychology||$23,112|
|Chatham University||*Master of Science in Counseling Psychology|
*Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Pennsylvania colleges and universities have a wide variety of psychology graduate programs available, with options ranging from graduate certificates to doctoral degrees. You can pursue degrees in areas such as Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Health Education Counseling, and Clinical Psychology.