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Graduate Certificate in General Psychology

205 Yearly Graduations
$49,200 Median Salary
$18,796 Median Debt
There are 28 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in psychology. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 27% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.9% of psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Psychology Majors

In 2018-2019, 205 graduate certificate were awarded to psychology majors. 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
Master’s Degree 6,210
Doctor’s Degree 1,672
Graduate Certificate 205

Earnings of Psychology Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in psychology is $49,200. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

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.

The psychology program at University of Massachusetts - Lowell awarded 70 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Walden University

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

Walden University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Walden University. Of these students, 79% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Missouri - Columbia

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

University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Mizzou. About 65% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Northcentral University

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

Northcentral University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from Northcentral University. About 53% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Adler Graduate School

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

The 5th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Adler Graduate School. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. The psychology program at Adler Graduate School awarded 16 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 81% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Angelo State University

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

The 5th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Angelo State University. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Angelo State. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

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

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. 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.

The psychology program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 12 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#8

University of Florida

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

University of Florida comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from U of F. Of these students, 50% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Minnesota State University - Mankato comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Minnesota State University - Mankato.

#10

New York University

New York, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

New York University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. 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.

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

#10

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Kansas is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. 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.

The psychology program at University of Kansas awarded 3 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Iowa State University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in psychology. 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.

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

#10

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of South Dakota. 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.

The psychology program at University of South Dakota awarded 3 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 14th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Fitchburg State University. 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.

The psychology program at Fitchburg State University awarded 2 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Western New Mexico University

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

Western New Mexico University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificate were handed out to psychology majors at Western New Mexico University. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#16

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University at Buffalo 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 $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in psychology from University at Buffalo.

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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