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Psychology in Missouri

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Missouri

Each year, approximately 1.9% of Missouri graduates receive degrees in psychology. In other words, every year an estimated 3,445 psychology professionals graduate from Missouri's 41 psychology schools.

Top Schools

Webster University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a psychology program. It is located in Saint Louis. 612 students graduated with a degree in psychology from Webster University in 2010. Students at Webster University paid $21,748 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Missouri that has a psychology program is Westminster College. Westminster College, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Fulton. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Westminster College psychology program. Westminster College charged in-state students $19,760 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri with a psychology program is Stephens College, which is located in Columbia. In 2010, it was ranked 42nd nationwide. 8 students graduated with degree in psychology from Stephens College in 2010. The tuition rate at Stephens College was $25,400 per year.


If you choose to attend a Missouri psychology school, average tuition will be $14,339 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,920 per year to $40,369 per year. In 2010, the psychology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Missouri were:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

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

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Missouri Southern State University - located in Joplin, students are charged $4,530 per year
  3. Missouri Western State University - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $4,562 per year

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

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

  1. Bond County - 920 psychology professionals
  2. Franklin County - 680 psychology professionals
  3. Christian County - 120 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of psychology professionals in the state of Missouri will grow to 2,010. This would require a 6% growth in the field.


On average, psychology professionals earn $47,080 per year. However, Missouri psychology professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,110 per year to more than $99,370 per year in 2010. Psychology professionals in the following Missouri counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Franklin County - $74,470 per year
  2. Bond County - $72,965 per year
  3. Christian County - $62,510 per year

The following counties in Missouri have the lowest average salaries for psychology professional:

  1. Butler County - $53,310 per year
  2. Adair County - $53,890 per year
  3. Audrain County - $56,350 per year

On average, the highest paid psychology professionals in Missouri were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $76,250 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $64,990 per year
  3. Organizational Psychologist - per year

On average, the lowest paid psychology professionals in Missouri were:

  1. Clinical Psychologist - $64,990 per year
  2. Organizational Psychologist - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in psychology in Missouri and to compare salaries with various related fields such as sociology or sports psychology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 1,490 $64,990 -0.7%
Psychologists, All Other 160 $76,250 45.5%
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 50 n/a

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