Best Online and Campus Psychology Schools in Arizona

The following guide to graduate and undergraduate psychology programs in Arizona features essential information that will help you make an informed decision as to which psychology program is the best for your career goals.

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Arizona Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Arizona

Our curated list of third-party and proprietary rankings can be useful in measuring the overall value and reputation of a program. Lists include College Factual, Psychology Degree 411, The Princeton Review, and Times Higher Education. Note if one of these lists is not present below, no schools in the state were named on it. Generally, schools and programs ranked on multiple lists tend to be stronger in academic quality.

Schools Ranked on Multiple Lists

  • Arizona Christian University
  • Arizona State University Campus Immersion
  • Arizona State University-Tempe
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Prescott College
  • University of Arizona

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • Arizona State University-Tempe (#47)
  • University of Arizona (#48)
  • Arizona State University-Skysong (#107)
  • Northern Arizona University (#162)2

Psychology Degree 411’s Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs

  • University of Arizona (#7)
  • Arizona State University Digital Immersion (#17)3

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • University of Arizona4

Times Higher Education’s Best Universities for Psychology 2023

  • Arizona State University-Tempe (#81)
  • University of Arizona (#151-175)5

Most Affordable Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Arizona schools with bachelor’s degrees in psychology have the lowest average net prices. We have included each school’s graduation rate, a key quality metric.

  • Dine College ($11,266 / Grad rate: 18%)
  • Arizona State University Campus Immersion ($14,808 / Grad rate: 67%)
  • University of Arizona ($17,075 / Grad rate: 68%)
  • Northern Arizona University ($17,115 / Grad rate: 59%)
  • Prescott College ($25,317 / Grad rate: 55%)
  • Arizona Christian University ($28,755 / Grad rate: 45%)
  • Ottawa University-Surprise ($35,402/ Grad rate: N.Av.)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott ($38,909 / Grad rate: 71%)1

Top 6 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Arizona

This table compares the top six bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Arizona based on a graduation rate of 45% or above and an annual net price below $39,000. A high graduation rate is a top indicator of student success, and affordability is a key consideration for prospective undergrad students. Programs in bold text offer hybrid or online options.

SchoolGrad Rate*1Accept Rate1Median Debt*6Median Earnings*6Full Price In State1Full Price Out of State1Net Price*1
Arizona State University Campus Immersion67%90%$19,500$58,967$26,336$45,310$14,808
University of Arizona68%87%$19,620$59,805$26,925$53,227$17,075
Northern Arizona University59%80%$19,000$50,118$24,002$39,264$17,115
Prescott College55%98%$16,300$37,590$44,970$44,970$25,317
Arizona Christian University45%70%$23,000$44,012$43,650$43,650$28,755
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott71%68%$23,666$82,012$53,624$53,624$38,909

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Arizona

This table compares all of Arizona’s graduate-level psychology programs from not-for-profit schools on multiple factors.

We’ve included accreditation status by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). We also highlight the levels offered, 2020-2022 pass rates for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), and tuition information. Note EPPP scores are reported by degree type (clinical, counseling, or school psychology) and level (PhD or PsyD), so some schools may be listed more than once to include all pass rates. Schools in bold text offer hybrid or online options. Tuition per credit hour is more relevant for master’s and PsyD programs due to the fact that PhD students typically receive more program-awarded funding.

SchoolAccreditation7-10Levels OfferedEPPP Pass Rate 2020-2211EPPP # Taking 2020-2211Grad Tuition Per Credit Hour
Arizona State University Campus Immersion (Clinical PhD)APAMS, PhD95%21$1,031
Arizona State University Campus Immersion (Counseling PhD)APAMS, PhD87%15$1,031
Arizona State University Digital ImmersionAPAMS, PhD$869
Midwestern University-GlendaleAPAPsyD58%53$899
Northern Arizona UniversityAPA, NASPMA, EdS, PhD, PsyD40%5$987
Ottawa University-PhoenixEdS$579
Ottawa University-SurpriseEdS$579
Prescott CollegeMA$637
University of Arizona (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMA, EdS, PhD100%18$1,200
University of Arizona (School PhD)APA, NASPMA, EdS, PhD83%6$1,200

Arizona Schools With Psychology Programs

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and not everyone has the same results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews, and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Arizona State University
411 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Student Review: “The Arizona State University psychology program was a great experience. Even though I was an online student I felt that I had a great connection to all of my professors. They were all very quick to respond to emails and message boards for any students who needed help or wanted to discuss the material. I also felt that there was a wide variety of classes that were available to me that were interesting and that would help me in my career. I loved that the teachers did their lectures through a PowerPoint with a personal voice recording. It allowed me to listen to particular slides as often as I needed to and it was a fantastic study tool. I would definitely recommend ASU’s online psychology program.” – Student at Arizona State University

Student Review: “Overall ASU has had a reputation of being a “party school” with its great weather and emphasis on having fun, but they have a number of programs that are actually very strong – and psychology is one of them. I was on the five-year program plan (as were many of my friends, unfortunately) and didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I ended up deciding on psychology because it seemed like an interesting field and I thought I might continue on to become a therapist one day. When I went to ASU, Robert Cialdini was the social psychology professor, and he was well known in the industry as being one of the best researchers in the field. I ended up taking my social psych class with Gregory PM Neidert, which turned out to be a very difficult class (I’ve never met anyone that would write a multiple-choice test with over 9 options!) but ended up passing with flying colors. For those that are interested in graduate study, and frankly just to graduate, statistics are a must, and there are ample opportunities to get experience by volunteering to help with graduate research tasks. Overall I think ASU has a fine psychology program and is a great program if you are interested in pursuing the field.” – Student at Arizona State University

*Table Notes:
-N.Av. indicates data is not available.
-Metrics are institution-wide unless otherwise noted.
-Graduation rate is completion percentage within six years of start.
-Median (average) debt is cumulative federal loan debt for undergraduate completers in 2020-2021.
-Median earnings are from the 2020-2021 cohort 10 years post school entry.
-Net price is the average yearly price paid by full-time, first-year undergraduate students receiving financial aid. See NCES for more in-depth information.

1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. College Factual, Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Psychology (Nationwide): https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/psychology/rankings/top-ranked/#
3. Psychology Degree 411 Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs: https://www.psychologydegree411.com/degrees/online/
4. The Princeton Review. The Best 388 Colleges, 2023 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2022.
5. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 – Psychology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2023/subject-ranking/psychology
6. Department of Education College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/
7. American Psychological Association Accredited Programs: https://accreditation.apa.org/accredited-programs
8. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, Directory: https://www.cacrep.org/directory/
9. Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council Accredited Programs: https://mpcacaccreditation.org/accredited-programs/
10. National Association for School Psychologists, Approved Programs: https://apps.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/graduate-program-approval-and-accreditation/approved-accredited.aspx
11. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2023 Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/eppp_/doctoralreportoct2023.pdf