Psychology in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Massachusetts


Each year, roughly 2.2% of Massachusetts students graduate with degrees in psychology. That means an estimated 4,828 psychology professionals graduate from Massachusetts' 62 psychology schools each year.

Top Schools

Harvard University, which is located in Cambridge, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 0th in the country in 2010. 115 students graduated with a degree in psychology from Harvard University in 2010. Harvard University charged in-state students $38,415 in tuition fees per year.

Tufts University, which is located in Medford, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 12th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 130 students graduated from Tufts University psychology program. Tuition at Tufts University was $41,598 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a psychology program is Amherst College. Amherst College, which was ranked 13th in the country in 2010, is located in Amherst. 43 students graduated with degree in psychology from Amherst College in 2010. Tuition at Amherst College was $40,862 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Massachusetts' psychology schools ranges from $41,982 per year to $3,144 per year. But, the average tuition is $25,703 per year. In 2010, the psychology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Massachusetts were:

  1. Bard College at Simon's Rock - located in Great Barrington, students are charged $41,982 per year
  2. Tufts University - located in Medford, students are charged $41,598 per year
  3. Williams College - located in Williamstown, students are charged $41,434 per year

The psychology schools in Massachusetts that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Cape Cod Community College - located in West Barnstable, students are charged $3,624 per year
  3. Bridgewater State University - located in Bridgewater, students are charged $7,053 per year

A psychology degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

In Massachusetts, the largest numbers of psychology professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 2,450 psychology professionals
  2. Hartford County - 680 psychology professionals
  3. Windham County - 450 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of psychology professionals in the state of Massachusetts will grow to 7,830. This would require a 6% growth in the field.

Salary

psychology professionals in Massachusetts earn $81,300 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Massachusetts psychology professional earned as little as less than $24,410 per year or as much as more than $158,890 per year. On average psychology professional earn the most in the following Massachusetts counties:

  1. Hartford County - $85,870 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $84,995 per year
  3. Franklin County - $82,040 per year

Psychology professionals in the following counties in Massachusetts make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Windham County - $63,610 per year
  2. Worcester County - $64,130 per year
  3. Berkshire County - $68,445 per year

The psychology professionals with highest average salaries in Massachusetts were:

  1. Organizational Psychologist - $88,080 per year
  2. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $80,770 per year
  3. Clinical Psychologist - $75,050 per year

The psychology professionals with lowest average salaries in Massachusetts were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $80,770 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $75,050 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Massachusetts statistics regarding a career in psychology. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as sociology or sports psychology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Psychology in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 4,180 $75,050 14.8%
2
Psychologists, All Other 400 $80,770 33.3%
3
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 190 $88,080
 

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