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Psychology Schools in Vermont

The following guide to psychology schools in Vermont provides you with essential information on the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs, including profiles of specific programs, available in the state. Vermont’s colleges and universities feature concentrations in general psychology, clinical mental health counseling, and neuroscience. Some universities offer a viable, flexible alternative to earning a traditional psychology degree by offering psychology degrees partially or fully online.

Quick Facts:

  • There are 15 colleges and universities with psychology degree programs in Vermont.
  • 5 schools provide a master’s or advanced degree in psychology.
  • Highest graduation rate: Middlebury College 93%1
  • Highest transfer-out rate: Goddard College 86%1
  • Highest net price: Bennington College $33,4771
  • Lowest net price: Castleton State College $14,2341
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for schools in Vermont with psychology and counseling programs: $13,670 – $49,2102
  • 1 School in the Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2013: University of Vermont (63).
  • 1 School ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100): University of Vermont (92).
  • We found 1 highly ranked psychology doctorate program by the National Research Council (2005-06) S-Ranking: University of Vermont (82).

*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.

Below you will find several profiles of the graduate and undergraduate psychology programs offered at Vermont’s top universities and colleges.

Psychology Undergraduate Programs in Vermont

University of Vermont
The University of Vermont’s Department of Psychology allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology or a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology. Students are encouraged to pursue the degree that most closely matches their interests. A student interested in the humanities, therefore, would work toward the B.A. degree. Students must complete general college coursework and psychology courses to fulfill the degree requirements of 120 credits. Psychology majors have plenty of opportunities to become involved on campus, volunteering in research studies, conducting research studies, attending psychology seminars, and engaging in service learning projects with fellow students.

Southern Vermont College
Southern Vermont College awards the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology to students who successfully complete the 128 credit program. Psychology majors must take 16 credits of core major courses covering the introduction to psychology, social research, abnormal psychology, and a mandatory practicum. Electives focus on such topics as family dynamics, child growth and development, biologic basis of behavior, schools of psychology, human sexuality, chemical dependency, and interviewing and case management skills. Psychology majors must complete a practicum, which is enhanced by a weekly seminar, and study abroad opportunities are available. Prospective students can apply for admission online.

Psychology Graduate Programs in Vermont

Goddard College
Goddard College features two low-residency graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology and the Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Students in the low-residency program spend eight days on campus in Plainfield, Vermont, each semester followed by 16 weeks of work at home. Regardless of the psychology program, all students will complete such core psychology courses as ethics and professional orientation, human lifespan development, psychopathology, and research methodology. Graduate students must also complete a 600-hour clinical internship to fulfill degree requirements. Elective courses are determined by the student’s career goals with the aid of an academic advisor.

Johnson State College
Johnson State College confers the Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology. The 60 credit graduate program requires students to complete 42 credits in core and elective coursework, an internship and an internship seminar, and a comprehensive exam prior to graduation. Students, who intend to pursue a career as a school counselor, may opt to specialize in school counseling. Specializations are also available in substance abuse counseling, college counseling, and mental health counseling. Students in all specializations will complete core courses that cover counseling theories, psychopathology, lifespan development, research methods, and cultural and social foundations. A thesis is not required. The program typically takes between three and four years to complete with students having a maximum of five years to fulfill degree requirements.

Schools with Psychology Degree Programs in Vermont

Lyndon State College
1001 College Rd
Lyndonville, VT 05851
(802) 626-6413
http://lyndonstate.edu/

Student Review: “Lyndon State College’s psychology program was very good for a state school in Vermont. The faculty was extremely helpful, frequently staying much later than their scheduled office hours just to help me. We were isolated in northeastern Vermont, but most of the faculty was from very well known schools. During my final year at Lyndon State College, I had to do a portfolio. My professors helped me tremendously and actually helped me land my first job. Overall, my experience was very good at Lyndon State College. The only thing that was lacking was the atmosphere and that has nothing to do with academics.” – Student at Lyndon State College
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References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/?degree=4-year&state=VT&major=psychology&sort=best