Best Online and Campus Psychology Schools in Connecticut

The following guide to psychology schools in Connecticut is designed to provide you with essential information to help make choosing the best psychology program for you easier.

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Connecticut Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Connecticut

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

  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • University of Connecticut (#20)
  • Connecticut College (#159)2

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • Quinnipiac University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University4

Times Higher Education’s Best Universities for Psychology 2023

  • Yale University (#7)
  • University of Connecticut (#151-175)5

Most Affordable Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Connecticut 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.

  • Charter Oak State College ($10,191 / Grad rate: 100%)
  • Western Connecticut State University ($15,862 / Grad rate: 51%)
  • Central Connecticut State University ($17,088 / Grad rate: 53%)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University ($18,628 / Grad rate: 60%)
  • Yale University ($18,647 / Grad rate: 98%)
  • Southern Connecticut State University ($18,712 / Grad rate: 53%)
  • Wesleyan University ($21,270 / Grad rate: 93%)
  • University of Connecticut ($23,985 / Grad rate: 83%)
  • University of Saint Joseph ($25,860 / Grad rate: 61%)
  • Albertus Magnus College ($27,469 / Grad rate: 50%)1

Top 10 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Connecticut

This table compares the top 10 bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Connecticut based on a graduation rate of 50% or above and an annual net price below $30,000. 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
Charter Oak State College100%N.Av.$18,683$57,234$14,654$17,196$10,191
Western Connecticut State University51%84%$24,147$57,005$26,913$39,807$15,862
Central Connecticut State University53%77%$22,300$56,799$24,570$37,458$17,088
Eastern Connecticut State University60%74%$24,250$52,411$29,016$32,252$18,628
Yale University98%5%$12,975$95,961$80,700$80,700$18,647
Southern Connecticut State University53%83%$22,250$55,682$26,514$39,402$18,712
Wesleyan University93%14%$17,000$72,547$82,502$82,502$21,270
University of Connecticut83%55%$21,500$76,076$33,056$55,724$23,985
University of Saint Joseph61%75%$27,000$54,455$57,606$57,606$25,860
Albertus Magnus College50%80%$30,964$52,250$52,728$52,728$27,469

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Connecticut

This table compares all of Connecticut’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
Central Connecticut State UniversityMA$771
Fairfield UniversityNASPMA, MS$935
Sacred Heart UniversityMS$850
Southern Connecticut State UniversityNASPMA, MS$461
University of Connecticut (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMA, PhD96%23$2,093
University of Connecticut (School PhD)APA, NASPMA, PhD67%12$2,093
University of HartfordAPA, NASPMS, PsyD73%66$1,307
University of New HavenMA$1,055
Wesleyan UniversityMA$1,100
Yale UniversityAPAPhD100%6N.Av.

Connecticut Schools With Psychology Programs

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and it is unlikely that you will have similar results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham St
Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 465-5000

Student Review: “My experience at in the social work department at Eastern Connecticut State University was fairly straightforward. As a transfer student with a few other colleges in my transcript, I had a variety of experience to draw on for comparison. I found the courses to be very manageable, at least at the undergrad level. The professors were very knowledgeable and fair. I particularly liked the different opportunities available for internships which could be used for course credit. There were typical options like counseling and community support programs, as well as some unusual choices like District Court assistant. Being allowed to apply my lessons in the real world was a tremendous asset to gaining holistic comprehension of the courses being taught. One of the greatest benefits of my time in this program was being invited to join Psi Chi, a national honor society for Psychology professionals. This is an accreditation that has granted me a significant advantage on my resume over many of my cohorts.” – Student at Eastern Connecticut State University

Manchester Community College
60 Bidwell St
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 512-3000

Student Review: “My time at MCC was critical in preparing me for Central CT State University. The staff in my psychology department were well informed and took the necessary steps in directing me on a path that would lead to a counseling degree. The thing I appreciated the most was their knowledge of the subject matter and the way they presented it in an informal and understandable format. I loved the internships that my professors recommended to me which prepared me for the field that I am currently in. This community college was a great experience for me from the first psychology 101 class all the way through my internships and the final courses that prepared me for state college. The classes were small in size and individual attention was the norm. I have very fond memories of this wonderful school that prepared me well for my future. Since this school had a dedicated program in psychology and counseling, I consider it second to none in terms of real-world preparation.” – Student at Manchester Community College

Student Review: “I really enjoyed working towards my psychology degree at Manchester. Even though it’s a community college, I learned quite a lot and they have a lot of options like drug counseling psych 101 and 102. My favorite was abnormal psychology and learning how there are a lot of different variables that affect how people function and why they do what they do. I also enjoyed learning about disorders because I personally have a few and I like the categorization of how people tick. I took a few classes online but I didn’t enjoy it not the same as interacting with a teacher and participating in discussions.” – Student at Manchester Community College

Mitchell College
437 Pequot Ave
New London, CT 06320
(860) 701-5000

Student Review: “Mitchell College has a very unique and personalized psychology track which allows their students flexibility in coursework. The staff within the psychology department are very approachable and often schedule appointments to meet with students outside of normal office hours. Hands-on teaching and small classrooms help in discussions and retention of information. Some downsides to the program are the lack of class times actually offered and the number of online classes available. For your typical student that lives on campus and doesn’t work this would not be a problem but for your working student or parent these classes are very difficult to schedule around.” – Student at Mitchell College

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-2000

Student Review: “The University of Connecticut psychology program provides rigor and excitement in the classroom. As an undergraduate, I was afforded the opportunity to take courses ranging from Cognitive Psychology to Social Psychology all the while participating in a variety of internships. Additionally, I was required to participate in academic research that allowed me to establish personal relationships with the amazing faculty in the department. The department prepared me for a career as an Academic Advisor by furthering my counseling skills and developing multicultural competencies through related coursework. I feel adequately prepared for the workforce and I am thankful for the plethora of opportunities available to me as a UCONN Psychology student.” – Student at University of Connecticut

*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