Psychology Schools in Idaho

Choosing a psychology program, especially with the many options available in Idaho, can be overwhelming. The following guide to psychology schools in Idaho is designed to provide you with important information about the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs offered in the state. Idaho’s colleges and universities allow students to focus on such areas as clinical psychology and general psychology. If you need a more flexible option to earning a psychology degree, consider completing an undergraduate or graduate psychology program at one of the many online schools.

Quick Facts:

  • There are 10 colleges and universities with psychology degree programs in Idaho.
  • 2 schools provide a master’s or advanced degree in psychology.
  • Highest graduation rate*: The College of Idaho 63%1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: University of Idaho 32%1
  • Highest net price*: The College of Idaho $18,1871
  • Lowest net price*: Brigham Young University-Idaho $10,2401
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for schools in Idaho with psychology and counseling programs*: $3,580 – $24,0302
  • 0 Schools in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2013
  • 0 Schools ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100)
  • We found 0 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.

The following profiles of graduate and undergraduate psychology programs will provide you with important information on some of the top psychology programs in the state of Idaho and online.

Psychology Undergraduate Programs in Idaho

Idaho State University
Idaho State University allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology or a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology. Psychology majors must pass such major course requirements as Introduction to General Psychology, Careers in Psychology, Basic Statistics, and Experimental Psychology. Students must complete 38 credits in psychology to fulfill major requirements. Students can become active within the campus community by joining the Psychology Club and Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology students. The Psychology Club holds study groups and an array of events throughout the academic year, including monthly meetings.

Brigham Young University-Idaho
Brigham Young University-Idaho offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology with three different emphasis options: General Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, and Health Psychology. BYUI’s BS in Psychology with an emphasis in General Psychology comprises a total of 120 credits, 40 of which are in foundational courses, 49 of which are in major courses, and 31 of which are electives. Internships are encouraged but not required, and each student may only do one internship during one semester in the junior or senior year of the program. The Industrial Organizational Psychology and Health Psychology options also require a total of 120 hours. An ETS Major Field Test is required for each student in their last semester at BYU-Idaho.

Psychology Graduate Programs in Idaho

University of Idaho
The University of Idaho confers the Master of Science (MS) in Psychology with an emphasis in human factors to students who successfully complete the 30 credit program. Graduate students may either opt for the thesis track or the non-thesis track. The thesis track requires students to research, write, and orally defend the thesis. Those students, who opt not to write a thesis, must instead pass an oral examination based on coursework, develop an advanced research proposal, and pass an exam based on data analysis and research methods. Graduate students may be permitted to complete select classes online or via video.

Idaho State Univeristy
Idaho State University offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology program and a PhD in Experimental Psychology. It also offers a Master of Education in School Psychology. Idaho State’s Clinical Training Program (CTP) was established in the late 1980s. Applicants are expected to hold a BA/BS in psychology or the equivalent for admission. Courses in the Clinical Psychology program include Psychodiagnostics, Advanced Psychological Measurements, Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology, Child Psychopathology and Treatment, Advanced Ethics and Professional Issues, and a Community Practicum. Those students in the Experimental Psychology program must complete the same courses as the Clinical Psychology program, plus two courses in Special Problems.

Schools with Psychology Degree Programs in Idaho

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Almeda University
10400 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID 83709
(208) 475-3645

Student Review: “Almeda University provided an excellent opportunity for me to earn my Master’s in Clinical Psychology through distance education. All of the professors interacted with me as though I was a traditional, on-campus student. My advisor went above and beyond in helping me achieve my academic goals. One of the major benefits of this program was being able to complete my clinical internship and residency in my home area without having to travel any great distance. Earning my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Almeda gave me the advanced skills and knowledge to not only continue serving my client base but also allowed me the opportunity to obtain the next level clinical license as well as be promoted within my organization. The online aspect of the degree program presented with almost zero difficulties as the school’s server maintained a 99.9% uptime. I enjoyed being able to communicate with professors, staff and my adviser both over the phone and via skype.” – Student at Almeda University

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