• October 23, 2014

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Psychology

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Adelphi U.
Clinical Psychology
208 224 201 223 209 228 65 137 94 192
American U.
Psychology
206 224 197 224 184 219 71 138 173 228
Arizona State U.
Psychology
28 68 22 66 110 184 32 75 23 69
Auburn U.
Clinical Psychology
117 160 156 206 47 160 113 185 82 171
Auburn U.
Human Development & Family Studies
54 107 44 91 16 144 27 74 53 127
Auburn U.
Industrial & Organizational Psychology
185 220 199 230 41 156 215 232 199 234
Auburn U.
Experimental Psychology
142 203 151 210 28 181 87 165 138 223
Baylor U.
Psychology
81 141 124 183 2 79 63 145 95 191
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Cognitive Psychology
56 121 57 110 13 147 220 233 79 153
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Behavioral Neuroscience
22 73 14 66 24 144 40 87 36 107
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Clinical Psychology
97 150 119 181 10 81 122 197 109 186
Boston College
Psychology
59 113 41 86 36 150 125 206 41 106
Boston U.
Psychology
43 79 40 81 123 191 60 134 36 76
Bowling Green State U.
Psychology
118 166 138 198 16 77 134 198 87 150
Brandeis U.
Psychology
50 106 68 138 5 79 81 164 56 127
Brigham Young U.
Clinical Psychology
211 227 155 190 219 235 227 233 175 225
Brigham Young U.
Psychology
215 230 148 192 175 221 234 236 158 236
Brown U.
Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences: Cognitive Sciences
5 29 5 27 27 155 173 211 4 22
Brown U.
Psychology
39 91 35 92 130 191 72 134 22 98
Bryn Mawr College
Clinical Developmental Psychology
171 212 139 202 144 198 49 117 130 195
Carnegie Mellon U.
Tepper School of Business-Organizational Behavior & Theory
109 161 92 156 20 110 171 217 56 185
Carnegie Mellon U.
Psychology
7 30 11 40 22 118 159 206 10 61
Case Western Reserve U.
Psychology
70 132 45 88 124 198 16 44 58 120
Catholic U. of America
Psychology
167 208 151 207 154 189 51 114 102 197
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Biopsychology
73 130 66 121 55 153 24 63 65 142
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Clinical Psychology
214 228 202 221 220 235 9 27 133 218
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Cognition, Brain, and Behavior
149 197 99 150 181 210 30 82 139 209
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Cognitive Neuroscience
77 148 40 92 175 219 98 165 55 169
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Developmental Psychology
223 231 181 216 225 235 20 54 163 227
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Environmental Psychology
140 204 77 149 204 220 24 61 102 187
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
210 226 152 195 220 235 89 173 170 216
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis
231 235 223 231 221 235 89 157 225 236
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Neuropsychology
81 145 43 83 201 228 101 180 60 130
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Social Personality Psychology
167 214 96 163 218 233 3 11 159 229
Claremont Graduate U.
Psychology
161 209 112 176 222 234 17 43 99 203
Clark U.
Psychology
111 161 122 179 68 172 9 26 74 150
Clemson U.
I/O Psychology
122 183 132 198 38 177 122 200 127 195
Colorado State U.
Psychology
157 198 192 223 108 181 63 136 118 173
Columbia U.
Psychology
6 26 10 36 42 144 131 193 4 18
Cornell U.
Psychology
68 105 79 107 23 104 146 199 61 133
Dartmouth College
Psychological Brain Sciences
11 46 26 77 1 33 216 228 22 71
Drexel U.
Clinical Psychology
73 117 102 164 18 74 63 145 55 120
Drexel U.
JD/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
147 198 105 160 173 209 32 98 124 224
Duke U.
Psychology
14 45 13 40 28 119 44 106 16 51
Duquesne U.
Psychology
231 235 231 236 198 225 196 218 217 235
Emory U.
Psychology
51 90 47 90 33 124 82 159 41 79
Florida Atlantic U.
Psychology
143 198 117 174 38 158 170 211 117 204
Florida Institute of Technology
Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
191 232 231 236 1 198 220 233 200 234
Florida Inter-
national U.

Psychology
142 185 112 156 67 156 37 96 130 228
Florida State U.
Psychology
10 47 8 40 64 154 78 148 19 77
Fordham U.
Applied Developmental Psychology
108 172 112 193 36 151 6 19 128 202
Fordham U.
Clinical Psychology
163 208 154 211 168 209 29 85 143 227
Fordham U.
Psychometrics
166 215 143 215 192 217 116 184 157 222
George Washing-
ton U.

Psychology
115 166 112 175 109 186 19 49 94 153
Georgia Institute of Technology
Psychology
60 101 44 81 48 141 190 216 70 126
Georgia State U.
Psychology
71 120 69 113 123 196 12 35 71 141
Harvard U.
Psychology
1 3 1 4 16 100 190 217 1 4
Howard U.
Psychology
163 213 166 225 214 226 1 1 131 235
Illinois Institute of Technology
Psychology
213 230 151 207 231 236 104 183 152 220
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Cognitive Science
60 101 54 91 177 206 210 222 21 102
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Psychology
17 53 14 48 28 155 222 232 20 66
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Speech & Hearing Sciences
124 183 148 208 23 153 36 84 111 200
Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis
Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology
88 153 121 198 9 116 42 98 70 186
Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis
Psychobiology of Addiction
76 144 96 167 9 148 168 215 81 190
Iowa State U.
Psychology
66 118 71 116 14 89 179 216 69 132
Johns Hopkins U.
Psychological and Brain Sciences
7 32 9 37 27 131 182 216 16 49
Kansas State U.
Psychology
186 215 181 219 43 154 223 233 167 213
Kent State U. Main Campus
Clinical Psychology
64 115 86 160 3 29 116 181 52 131
Kent State U. Main Campus
Experimental Psychology
103 164 109 175 5 83 150 208 72 186
Lehigh U.
Psychology
142 193 113 171 136 205 86 164 128 205
Loma Linda U.
Marital and Family Therapy
223 233 208 231 208 224 3 9 214 236
Loma Linda U.
Psychology
165 218 98 182 222 235 17 46 118 201
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Psychology
125 169 129 182 122 185 131 198 114 187
Loyola U. Chicago
Clinical Psychology
106 149 174 215 25 103 12 32 81 164
Loyola U. Chicago
Developmental Psychology
138 195 190 225 9 116 9 31 133 218
Loyola U. Chicago
Social Psychology
121 181 130 201 129 205 90 165 99 190
Marquette U.
Clinical Psychology
214 228 207 225 154 207 81 160 207 234
Marquette U.
Counseling Psychology
219 232 176 225 218 235 48 102 201 231
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Cognitive Science
9 46 14 56 19 137 185 217 15 56
Miami U. (Ohio)
Psychology
126 170 143 194 73 163 130 193 110 193
Michigan State U.
Psychology
27 63 44 86 19 80 18 49 20 64
New Mexico State U. at Las Cruces
Psychology
114 183 63 129 117 193 196 221 126 195
New York U.
Developmental Psychology
80 158 54 107 197 234 8 23 78 182
New York U.
Psychology
16 53 15 51 56 145 86 156 15 54
North Carolina State U.
Psychology
196 220 185 223 208 225 45 110 160 231
North Dakota State U. Main Campus
Psychology
66 125 93 164 2 25 219 233 74 166
North-
eastern U.

Psychology
70 122 91 143 2 36 180 218 80 153
Northern Illinois U.
Psychology
147 198 123 181 129 191 103 180 123 193
North-
western U.

Psychology
33 65 38 76 16 89 208 227 18 66
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Psychology
26 58 29 63 45 132 102 170 11 85
Ohio U. Main Campus
Psychology
141 194 107 170 111 177 138 193 102 180
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Psychology
145 191 168 212 12 78 12 39 162 222
Old Dominion U.
Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
152 211 105 197 188 213 142 205 146 216
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Human Development and Family Studies
16 56 29 78 15 91 30 72 14 63
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Psychology
44 77 77 126 20 99 57 122 34 83
Princeton U.
Psychology
1 2 1 5 1 9 129 186 1 3
Purdue U. Main Campus
Psychological Sciences
88 133 101 148 55 143 110 178 74 130
Rice U.
Psychology
105 145 155 194 55 144 23 65 113 180
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Psychology
55 98 50 89 134 198 92 165 36 82
Rutgers U. at Newark
Psychology
146 198 169 207 29 163 104 181 142 221
San Diego State U. and U. of California at San Diego
Clinical Psychology
5 23 2 11 65 182 20 55 7 38
Seton Hall U.
Psychology
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Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
Psychology
175 206 167 201 58 141 47 108 127 192
Southern Methodist U.
Psychology
197 224 190 226 68 200 165 220 159 221
Stanford U.
Psychology
2 4 3 11 3 27 37 80 1 4
State U. of New York at Albany
Biopsychology
53 115 12 56 181 213 79 159 67 143
State U. of New York at Albany
Clinical Psychology
46 96 36 89 19 100 28 68 65 123
State U. of New York at Albany
Cognitive/ Developmental Psychology
74 160 63 142 55 192 30 71 68 158
State U. of New York at Albany
Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
177 221 208 233 71 196 68 144 165 229
State U. of New York at Albany
Social/ Personality Psychology
46 136 23 102 120 182 14 38 19 116
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Psychology
31 64 43 79 18 92 44 101 22 56
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Clinical Psychology
9 40 6 27 35 180 91 166 16 58
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Cognitive Psychology
15 65 13 66 5 137 170 217 14 67
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Social Psychology
51 102 58 105 148 211 2 2 104 232
Temple U.
Psychology
34 69 30 73 31 115 94 168 24 62
Texas A&M U.
Psychology
85 134 93 143 67 150 35 82 86 200
Texas Christian U.
Psychology
139 181 156 190 4 55 91 167 122 195
Texas Tech U.
Psychology
161 198 171 208 65 166 47 108 153 232
Tufts U.
Child Development
119 178 119 195 78 185 3 6 102 189
Tufts U.
Psychology
42 77 32 79 143 197 97 172 47 88
Tulane U.
Psychology
128 181 176 214 14 120 13 38 139 203
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Psychology
77 133 64 106 102 179 139 196 78 137
U. of Akron
Counseling Psychology
124 188 128 200 23 136 45 107 91 198
U. of Akron
Psychology (Industrial/ Organization)
153 206 214 228 4 120 205 223 166 222
U. of Alabama
Psychology
67 121 70 122 22 126 39 89 64 130
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Psychology
46 93 40 92 74 165 48 106 38 103
U. of Arizona
Psychology
23 58 20 60 56 153 83 150 17 59
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Psychology
187 219 174 222 16 74 211 228 190 228
U. of California at Berkeley
Psychology
24 54 37 71 76 161 137 195 16 62
U. of California at Davis
Psychology
21 57 21 63 84 174 126 188 24 67
U. of California at Irvine
Psychology
55 93 72 109 24 123 131 194 52 99
U. of California at Los Angeles
Psychology
6 26 13 40 37 127 67 135 5 16
U. of California at Riverside
Psychology
47 83 66 96 4 46 60 122 42 80
U. of California at San Diego
Cognitive Science
37 80 42 94 126 200 122 180 31 92
U. of California at San Diego
Psychology
19 56 16 53 49 178 196 221 23 76
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Psychology
15 47 16 52 23 109 162 211 22 73
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Psychology
130 176 146 199 93 177 17 47 124 211
U. of Central Florida
Psychology
157 199 133 195 182 213 45 103 150 215
U. of Chicago
Human Development
82 136 79 132 164 210 24 60 75 146
U. of Chicago
Psychology
8 38 10 37 65 175 44 104 7 28
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Psychology
98 145 111 161 26 119 37 88 88 152
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Cognitive Science
74 140 75 150 1 6 234 236 68 189
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Psychology
6 27 4 19 39 123 157 205 8 35
U. of Connec-
ticut

Psychology Ph.D.
66 110 37 79 197 217 110 176 33 84
U. of Delaware
Psychology
63 110 71 111 88 184 121 185 71 131
U. of Florida
Clinical Psychology
21 62 24 74 18 85 59 131 18 67
U. of Florida
Psychology
108 164 69 115 206 221 95 168 58 126
U. of Georgia
Psychology
95 141 94 148 165 206 54 123 69 130
U. of Georgia
Child & Family Development
162 209 160 215 32 133 4 11 144 214
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Psychology
156 204 117 177 80 165 179 217 128 201
U. of Houston main campus
Clinical Psychology
91 142 91 139 50 183 123 189 58 145
U. of Houston main campus
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
45 93 18 60 184 220 5 20 81 207
U. of Houston main campus
Industrial Organizational Psychology
199 228 225 235 132 218 76 147 189 233
U. of Houston main campus
Social Psychology
162 217 184 231 40 173 18 50 154 221
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Psychology
86 143 86 139 91 182 32 76 75 133
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Psychology
21 50 41 77 113 188 62 119 15 61
U. of Iowa
Psychology
13 47 9 38 38 134 147 204 18 69
U. of Kansas
Behavioral Psychology
162 208 141 208 192 213 92 175 132 200
U. of Kansas
Clinical Child Psychology
51 108 74 142 22 147 28 68 45 149
U. of Kansas
Psychology
90 144 93 141 50 136 137 196 73 129
U. of Kentucky
Psychology - Clinical
59 97 98 150 8 83 54 113 58 125
U. of Kentucky
Psychology - Experimental
57 100 65 100 7 71 113 179 69 132
U. of Louisville
Clinical Psychology
112 170 103 161 124 199 91 157 119 182
U. of Louisville
Experimental Psychology
53 109 56 112 54 174 102 172 48 113
U. of Maryland at College Park
Human Development
68 109 78 122 55 145 17 49 66 116
U. of Maryland at College Park
Psychology
83 124 104 157 59 155 43 99 72 162
U. of Maryland-
Baltimore County

Applied Developmental Psychology
103 169 115 201 157 209 8 26 92 195
U. of Maryland-
Baltimore County

Human Services Psychology
97 155 105 168 39 142 37 87 96 199
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Psychology
82 124 113 159 14 84 57 121 70 118
U. of Memphis
Psychology
116 175 106 177 71 183 164 210 91 158
U. of Miami
Psychology
22 63 26 78 82 163 14 38 24 72
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Psychology
5 19 17 47 11 78 9 24 4 11
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Child Psychology
22 61 23 67 10 60 76 151 19 61
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Psychology
15 45 14 43 51 145 214 226 13 49
U. of Mississippi
Psychology
217 229 225 230 156 202 90 171 189 225
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Educational, School & Counseling Psychology
72 113 99 141 12 78 9 28 56 123
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Psychology
41 77 29 64 66 170 85 159 44 90
U. of Missouri at Kansas City
Psychology
154 208 160 216 12 177 69 162 146 218
U. of Missouri at Saint Louis
Psychology: Clinical
113 163 142 204 8 64 45 108 128 207
U. of Missouri at Saint Louis
Psychology: Industrial Organizational
222 233 227 236 92 183 222 233 218 236
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Psychology
68 116 85 138 17 80 74 143 63 150
U. of Nevada at Reno
Psychology
148 200 116 184 127 193 110 179 126 219
U. of Nevada at Reno
Social Psychology
196 222 194 226 147 209 114 191 174 229
U. of New Hampshire
Psychology
165 206 210 223 51 169 169 209 161 213
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Psychology
72 126 85 137 46 160 102 172 68 136
U. of New Orleans
Psychology
77 143 62 117 17 109 91 179 88 166
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Psychology
31 65 37 77 156 202 72 139 33 72
U. of North Dakota Main Campus
Counseling Psychology
210 231 228 236 15 95 76 163 155 234
U. of North Dakota Main Campus
General/ Experimental Psychology
148 212 137 206 3 20 152 212 163 230
U. of North Texas
Clinical Psychology
230 236 214 234 223 236 36 84 197 233
U. of North Texas
Counseling Psychology
235 236 230 236 222 236 88 165 227 236
U. of North Texas
Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
229 235 201 229 223 233 86 170 202 230
U. of Notre Dame
Psychology
102 152 153 199 18 97 46 102 107 171
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Psychology
117 171 138 202 68 176 156 207 102 190
U. of Oregon
Psychology
25 52 24 52 69 151 160 205 14 37
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Psychology
13 47 9 34 70 167 220 233 9 38
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Psychology
8 36 4 19 118 187 108 181 11 44
U. of Rhode Island
Psychology
164 207 111 181 207 225 32 84 117 200
U. of Rochester
Brain & Cognitive Sciences
4 19 3 18 16 88 217 228 4 15
U. of Rochester
Clinical Psychology
6 39 6 31 23 149 68 147 9 41
U. of Rochester
Social-Personality Psychology
6 35 2 12 31 189 234 236 11 51
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Psychology
84 138 80 131 134 198 67 141 61 189
U. of South Florida
Psychology
68 111 57 97 109 178 87 160 48 134
U. of Southern California
Psychology
26 63 19 61 74 164 83 148 25 72
U. of Southern Mississippi
Psychology
189 217 184 221 68 172 138 201 117 192
U. of Tennessee
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
161 210 166 221 61 165 222 233 141 220
U. of Tennessee
Psychology
119 155 181 207 38 128 148 203 103 188
U. of Texas at Austin
Communication Sciences and Disorders
151 199 196 226 84 179 5 13 101 207
U. of Texas at Austin
Human Development & Family Sciences
62 111 83 149 3 38 44 116 67 146
U. of Texas at Austin
Psychology
26 66 27 74 26 112 167 211 20 61
U. of Texas at Dallas
Psychological Sciences
140 190 99 164 100 178 121 193 122 222
U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Clinical Psychology
83 145 45 94 185 210 45 108 47 118
U. of Toledo
Psychology
121 166 175 211 6 43 72 143 127 192
U. of Utah
Psychology
137 183 103 152 98 188 113 186 119 181
U. of Vermont
Psychology
102 149 92 136 75 178 132 199 79 153
U. of Virginia
Psychology
18 55 22 67 58 145 94 165 14 62
U. of Washing-
ton

Psychology
39 80 46 92 59 153 64 133 28 74
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Communicative Disorders
11 47 15 57 126 206 39 108 3 37
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Psychology
3 7 1 7 90 179 106 178 4 14
U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Psychology
165 208 165 215 38 146 169 210 161 224
U. of Wyoming
Psychology
185 215 160 210 163 204 182 221 170 221
Uniformed Services U. of the Health Sciences
Medical and Clinical Psychology
101 156 110 172 28 100 9 30 128 210
Utah State U.
Disability Disciplines
116 175 162 224 2 16 164 213 135 208
Utah State U.
Psychology (EHS)
148 207 83 154 204 224 33 80 95 203
Vanderbilt U.
Psychological Sciences
20 53 19 52 97 183 75 150 14 45
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Clinical Psychology
88 143 90 146 23 94 26 65 78 140
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Counseling Psychology
102 156 114 181 29 129 3 8 86 188
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Psychology
106 166 101 172 71 150 68 128 105 169
Virginia Tech
Psychology
83 132 98 152 92 163 126 188 82 160
Washing-
ton State U.

Psychology: Clinical Emphasis
172 211 181 218 52 173 36 87 173 221
Washing-
ton State U.

Psychology: Experimental Emphasis
167 206 138 186 103 174 169 208 177 220
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Psychology
14 47 15 49 27 120 163 208 16 47
Wayne State U.
Psychology
138 183 124 175 190 217 75 154 91 176
Western Michigan U.
Psychology: Behavioral Analysis
161 209 133 201 29 130 197 220 185 232
Western Michigan U.
Psychology: Clinical Psychology
179 217 195 228 82 191 122 188 156 216
Wright State U. Main Campus
Human Factors and Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
204 228 127 205 194 224 181 213 200 233
Yale U.
Psychology
4 12 6 20 14 78 51 113 4 11
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.

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