Psychology Schools in Florida

This guide to psychology schools in Florida provides important information to help you pick the right program for your needs.

Table of Contents

Florida Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Florida

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

  • Flagler College
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Stetson University
  • The Baptist College of Florida
  • The University of West Florida
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Florida
  • University of South Florida

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • University of Florida (#26)
  • Florida State University (#33)
  • University of Central Florida (#56)
  • Florida International University (#60)
  • University of Miami (#61)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (#66)2

Psychology Degree 411’s Top Schools with Online Psychology Programs

  • University of Florida (#1)
  • University of Central Florida (#3)
  • University of West Florida (#10)3

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • Flagler College
  • Florida State University
  • Stetson University
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida4

Times Higher Education’s Best Universities for Psychology 2023

  • University of Florida (#151-175)
  • University of Miami (#151-175)
  • Florida State University (#176–200)5

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Florida 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.

  • Hobe Sound Bible College ($4,388 / Grad rate: 31%)
  • The University of West Florida ($8,609 / Grad rate: 53%)
  • Florida Atlantic University ($9,711 / Grad rate: 62%)
  • Florida International University ($9,881 / Grad rate: 69%)
  • The Baptist College of Florida ($10,430 / Grad rate: 59%)
  • University of Florida-Online ($10,791 / Grad rate: 79%)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University ($10,834 / Grad rate: 59%)
  • University of South Florida ($11,004 / Grad rate: 74%)
  • University of North Florida ($11,338 / Grad rate: 68%)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University ($11,583 / Grad rate: 60%)1

Top 25 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Florida

This table compares the top 25 bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Florida based on a graduation rate above 50% and an annual net price of below $40,000. 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
The University of West Florida53%48%$16,624$45,884$17,628$30,509$8,609
Florida Atlantic University62%81%$17,236$53,644$17,415$29,860$9,711
Florida International University69%74%$16,500$57,946$18,165$30,563$9,881
The Baptist College of Florida59%92%$23,590$38,772$17,532$17,532$10,430
University of Florida-Online79%91%$15,000$69,468$3,876$16,579$10,791
Florida Gulf Coast University59%74%$17,622$52,268$15,890$34,934$10,834
University of South Florida74%44%$17,988$54,364$19,032$29,946$11,004
University of North Florida68%71%$15,531$52,114$16,581$30,985$11,338
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University60%33%$23,548$43,616$17,429$29,369$11,583
University of Florida90%23%$15,000$69,468$17,331$39,609$11,740
University of Central Florida76%41%$18,190$54,850$17,866$33,965$13,108
Florida State University85%25%$18,000$57,007$17,248$30,378$14,003
Stetson University64%94%$23,250$50,835$67,610$67,610$25,756
Flagler College57%81%$24,250$46,810$37,350$37,350$26,547
Florida Southern College68%57%$25,000$49,449$52,900$52,900$27,324
Albizu University-Miami67%89%$5,500$41,451$36,039$36,039$28,273
Nova Southeastern University62%76%$24,250$56,055$50,888$50,888$29,589
Palm Beach Atlantic University56%95%$22,500$49,234$47,590$47,590$30,276
Florida Institute of Technology67%64%$27,000$53,864$56,216$56,216$30,752
The University of Tampa66%26%$24,211$57,297$44,378$44,378$34,653
Rollins College78%50%$25,500$56,485$71,690$71,690$35,317
University of Miami84%19%$17,500$71,739$74,104$74,104$36,467
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach63%65%$23,666$82,012$53,438$53,438$38,983

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Florida

This table compares all of Florida’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 2020-2212EPPP # Taking 2020-2212Grad Tuition Per Credit Hour
Albizu University-MiamiAPAMS, PhD, PsyD42%104$620
Barry UniversityMPCAC, NASPMS$1,020
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona BeachMS, PhD$1,695
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityMS$406
Florida Atlantic UniversityMA, PhD$304
Florida Institute of TechnologyAPAMS, PhD, PsyD$777
Florida International UniversityAPA, NASPMS, PhD85%20$456
Florida School of Professional Psychology at National Louis UniversityAPAMA, PhD, PsyD34%41$790
Florida State University (Clinical PhD)APAPhD86%22$479
Florida State University (Counseling and School PhD)APAPhD68%25$479
Lynn UniversityMS$650
Nova Southeastern University (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMS, PhD, PsyD90%29$537
Nova Southeastern University (Clinical PsyD)APA, NASPMS, PhD, PsyD74%196$537
Nova Southeastern University (School Psychology)APA, NASPMS, PhD, PsyD36%14$421
Saint Leo UniversityMS$760
The University of West FloridaMPCACMA$385
University of Central FloridaAPA, MPCACMA, MS, EdS, PhD100%18$370
University of Florida (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPPhD94%32$707
University of Florida (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPPhD100%17$707
University of Florida (School PhD)APA, NASPPhD71%28$707
University of Miami (Clinical PhD)APAMS, PhD96%23$2,421
University of Miami (Counseling PhD)APAMS, PhD93%14$2,421
University of North FloridaMSPS$408
University of South Florida (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMA, PhD100%21$436
University of South Florida (School PhD)APA, NASPMA, PhD88%16$436

Florida 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.

Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000

Student Review: “My experience in the psychology program at Florida International University was an enjoyable one. The lectures were highly intelligent and interesting. The professors I had were very involved in their teaching and didn’t simply read from the powerpoint slides. They engaged us by doing simple yet creative and interesting psychology experiments. One thing that I also enjoyed about this program was that the professors would stay after class if they were not busy; to clarify anything we had questions on. Even though they did have office hours, I found it very helpful that they would stay after class in order to avoid making an appointment and waiting for them to be available. The one thing that I did not like was that some of the courses were too full and even though we did some interesting experiments, it would have been better if the groups were smaller.” – Student at Florida International University

Student Review: “Florida International University’s psychology program offered a variety of subjects that were all interesting. It is evident that the professors are passionate about what they teach. All of my professors made themselves largely accessible outside of the classroom. It is noteworthy to mention that all my classes had 100 plus students. There are also a significant amount of online classes that are made available to students who cannot attend campus. By far my favorite psychology class offered was Legal Psychology. This class went through the scientific aspect of a criminal case (DNA, blood analysis, gunshot residue, etc.) and looked at it from a psychology perspective. This class was outstanding and to my amazement the professor of that class was often called on as an expert witness in high profile criminal cases to discredit the scientific and eye account evidence. The psychology department at FIU also hosted job fairs every semester that allowed for current students and alum to have the opportunity to network and view current job opportunities. Overall I had a fantastic experience at FIU’s psychology department.” – Student at Florida International University

Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 484-1000

Student Review: “The psychology program at Pensacola State College in Pensacola, Florida has been rewarding for me both academically and personally. All of the instructors that I have had are interesting, experienced educators that bring life experiences to the table, which made for a laid back and inviting classroom learning experience. They were always professional and approachable even after classroom/school hours, and you can tell they love educating. I enjoyed hearing countless stories of their personal experiences as an undergraduate coupled with advice. The curriculum was always challenging, yet in that positive way that always assured me that I would be learning something new and be a success in the classroom. The instructors never have the attitude like they are above you. They acted and functioned just as any teacher should … in service of you. They were always ready to go the extra mile spending time after class giving extra help.” – Student at Pensacola State College

Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83 St
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 395-5000

Student Review: “I attended a psychology program at Santa Fe College (formerly known as Santa Fe Community College) in Gainesville, Fl and had a great experience overall. The campus is much smaller than most, making it easy to navigate, and class sizes do not generally exceed 30 students. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and most are very helpful and go out of there way to make sure you pass the class. My behavioral psychology teacher was one of my favorites due to the fact that she incorporated a good deal of off-campus activities that made the learning process more hands-on and applicable to life. I had little complaints about the school, except for the fact that parking is a disaster. You don’t pay for parking, it’s first-come, first-serve, but the lack of parking spaces makes it nearly impossible to get a space, especially at certain times of the day. Overall though Santa Fe is a very competitive four-year college that offers many benefits to its students.” – Student at Santa Fe College

Valencia College
1800 S Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL 32811
(407) 299-5000

Student Review: “The Associate of Arts in Psychology program at Valencia College was the perfect preparation for me to be able to move on and continue my studies in Psychology at the University of Central Florida. My professors in the psychology program at Valencia offered challenging coursework and were always available and willing to help a student succeed in any way possible. The professors whose courses I took online were always quick to respond to any of my questions within 48 hours, and those whose courses I attended on campus typically responded within 24 hours. Valencia College also offered excellent guest speakers from many different fields and encouraged students of all majors to attend the lectures and apply what they could do their particular field of study which I felt was a unique take on the invitation of guest speakers to campus. The one aspect of the program I feel could still be vastly improved is the academic advising as I met once with an advisor prior to graduating with Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Valencia and was misled to believe I was graduating a term earlier than I was actually able to graduate.” – Student at Valencia College

University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000

Student Review: “I felt that the psychology program at the University of Central Florida was mediocre. I took most of my courses online, but took a few on campus. The difference between the online and on-campus classes is noticeable. The online classes were much easier and it felt like we completed the online content much more quickly than in class. A lot of students would just write generic statements as their discussion board topics and it felt like it took much less of an effort to complete the online courses. The content itself was not very difficult at all, but if I did need help, my professors were always available, which I appreciated. Overall, I felt that the psychology program was very easy and quite generic.” – Student at University of Central Florida

Student Review: “The University of Central Florida’s psychology program was, in all honesty, a rocky experience for me. With the field of psychology being so vast with opportunities, the degree program at my university offers an extremely wide variety of certificates and tracks any student can follow according to their personal career goals and specializations. Although there seemed to be frequent funding problems as well as some disorganization here and there, the program overall definitely challenged me to think completely outside of the box and consistently challenged myself to engage and learn different perspectives of our society. Even with the incredible resources and ways to get involved I accessed through the psychology program, one thing that I felt could be improved is the diversity of professors pertaining specifically to their backgrounds and specializations so that students may experience different teaching techniques and areas of knowledge to enhance the overall education.” – Student at University of Central Florida

University of Miami
1320 S Dixie Hwy
Coral Gables, FL 33124
(305) 284-2211

Student Review: “I was a psychology minor at the University of Miami and found the department there to be exceptional. Out of all of the classes that I took at Miami, I enjoyed the professors in the psych department the most. All of the professors were extremely knowledgeable and shared the experiences they had in clinical studies and in practice. The classes were always interesting, particularly the specific areas of psychology like childhood development and abnormal psychology. I left the program feeling that the minor I earned had real relevance to my communications major and with a greater understanding of how people work.” – Student at University of Miami

University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2011

Student Review: “I really enjoyed the psychology program at the University of South Florida. The faculty and staff were really helpful in helping me pick classes that I would enjoy and that would allow me to graduate on time. The variety of classes allowed me to explore topics that interested me, such as social psychology and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The professors were all really knowledgeable in their subjects and were all extremely helpful whenever I had questions. One thing I disliked about the program was the outside requirements that were necessary for graduation. We were required to take classes outside of our major in order to obtain our degree; I found this to be a waste of time and money. However, my experience at the University of South Florida was really pleasant and I would recommend it to any student interested in psychology.” – Student at University of South Florida

Student Review: “The psychology program at USF was overall a great experience. There were some downfalls though. I did not like the internship part of the program, as they put it all on the student to make arrangements to intern somewhere. I feel that should have been the job of the school and/or psychology department. One other downfall would be that there are limited night classes available to cater to the working student. This makes it difficult for students who have to work to make a living while attending school. I did like the curriculum for the most part and I learned a lot. I just wish someone would have told me that you can not do very much with a BA in psychology! I am looking to go back and get my MA in MHC now.” – Student at University of South Florida

Student Review: “My college experience has been a dilemma between loving the material and the content and hating the way it has been taught, administered, and graded. I really don’t believe that a certain percentage on a multiple-choice should define us as people. I also believe that the outrageous cost of college here in America is evidence of the intentional oppression of the less fortunate and the expansion and proliferation of the ever-growing wealth gap. That being said, science and knowledge is the greatest tool for mankind and I feel privileged to behold it. Concerning the specifics of my program, I feel that psychologists are insecure about the often obvious common sense aspect of their science. So it often seems drawn-out and over-complicated. Also, I wish there were more online opportunities to make it easier for impoverished students.” – Student at University of South Florida

University of Tampa
401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 253-3333

Student Review: “The psychology program was difficult but rewarding at The University of Tampa. My intro to psychology professor was a practicing psychologist and could provide hands-on experience to us. Although his class was difficult, he was able to provide a lot of relevant information. The professors, including my psychology professor, were very easily approachable and wanted to help you with your goals. If you needed help for a test or just in understanding a concept, they would make sure that you got it. Although I enjoyed the program very much, I think that there could have been more review in terms of what will actually be on our tests. The first-hand knowledge was great but it didn’t help us in terms of our grades within the classes.” – Student at University of Tampa

*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