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Psychology Schools in Maine

Choosing an undergraduate or graduate psychology program, especially with the many options available, can present a challenge. The following guide to psychology schools in Maine provides you with essential information on the programs available in the state. Maine’s colleges and universities offer general psychology degrees with specializations in such areas as cognitive psychology, biological psychology, and social psychology. There are also many online universities that offer students convenience and flexibility of earning an online psychology undergraduate or graduate degree.

Quick Facts:

  • There are 13 colleges and universities with psychology degree programs in Maine.
  • 3 schools provide a master’s or advanced degree in psychology.
  • Highest graduation rate*: Bates College and Bowdoin College 92%1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: University of Southern Maine 38%1
  • Highest net price*: University of New England $29,8991
  • Lowest net price*: University of Maine at Presque Isle $10,3591
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for schools in Maine with psychology and counseling programs*: $14,435 – $49,3502
  • 0 Schools in the Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2013.
  • 0 Schools ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100).
  • We 0 found highly ranked psychology doctorate programs by the National Research Council (2005-06) S-Ranking.

*For 4-year colleges and universities with psychology degree programs. Transfer-out rate is the percentage of students who started as a freshman in 2005 and transferred to a different school without earning a degree at the initial institution.

Continue reading below to learn more about the graduate and undergraduate psychology programs offered at Maine’s leading universities.

Psychology Undergraduate Programs in Maine

University of Southern Maine
The University of Southern Maine confers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology to students who successfully complete the four-year undergraduate program. Psychology majors must take 46 required and elective credits in psychology to fulfill degree requirements. Required courses encompass such topics as statistics in psychology, experimental methodology, psychology of the lifespan, social psychology, and sensation and perception. Academically eligible students may join Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology students, and psychology majors are encouraged to publish research in undergraduate academic journals. The university also holds an annual summer psychology institute, to which all psychology students are invited. The three-day intensive seminar focuses on one area of psychology, such as health psychology or sports psychology.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine’s four-year undergraduate program leads to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology. In addition to general college course requirements in history, English, and science, psychology majors must complete such required psychology courses as Introduction to Psychology, research methods in psychology, and statistical methods in planning. All psychology majors must also complete a thesis as well as eight elective courses in the psychology department. Students are encouraged to participate in an internship to gain real world experience. Past internship sites have included Spring Harbor Hospital and the Center for Grieving Children. The undergraduate program prepares graduates for continuation to graduate school.

Psychology Graduate Programs in Maine

University of Maine
Graduate students at the University of Maine may choose between one of two masters programs in psychology: the Master of Arts (MA) in Psychological Sciences and the Master of Arts (MA) in Developmental Psychology. The psychological sciences program focuses on such areas as cognitive psychology, biological psychology, and social psychology. The program is designed to prepare graduate students for continued doctoral studies and to pursue a career as a university professor. The developmental program is geared toward students who want to work with children (infants through adolescents) and allows for a concentration in one of several areas, including play, communicative competence, emotional development, and friendship evolution.

Northcentral University
Northcentral University offers the convenience and flexibility of online learning and features a Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology program. Graduate students opting for the exclusively online program may choose to specialize in general psychology, gender diversity, health psychology, and industrial and organizational psychology. Regardless of the concentration, graduate students must complete 36 credits to fulfill degree requirements. Up to six credits may be transferred from another institution. Graduate students will complete such core foundational courses as Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, and Professional Ethics, Law, and Psychology in addition to concentration-specific courses.

References:
1. College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: http://colleges.niche.com/search/t-traditional/m-psychology-and-counseling/st-me