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Psychology Schools in Maryland

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

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Maryland Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Maryland

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

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Salisbury University
  • Towson University

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • University of Maryland-College Park (#22)
  • Loyola University Maryland (#90)
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County (#101)
  • Towson University (#119)
  • University of Maryland Global Campus (#120)2

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • Washington College4

Times Higher Education’s Best Universities for Psychology 2023

  • Johns Hopkins University (#23)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (#66)5

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Maryland schools with bachelor’s degrees in psychology have the lowest average net prices. Please note that we grouped regional campuses together and included a range for the net price of these schools. We have included each school’s graduation rate, a key quality metric.

  • Coppin State University ($8,562 / Grad rate: 24%)
  • University of Maryland Regional Campuses ($12,020-$17,692 / Grad rate: 19%-89%)
  • Bowie State University ($13,886 / Grad rate: 40%)
  • Morgan State University ($13,956 / Grad rate: 46%)
  • Towson University ($14,443 / Grad rate: 70%)
  • Frostburg State University ($16,114 / Grad rate: 49%)
  • Washington Adventist University ($17,088 / Grad rate: 50%)
  • University of Baltimore ($18,122 / Grad rate: 33%)
  • Salisbury University ($19,756 / Grad rate: 69%)
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland ($20,714 / Grad rate: 71%)1

Top 15 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Maryland

This table compares the top 15 bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Maryland based on a graduation rate of 50% or higher and an annual net price below $33,500. 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
Towson University70%79%$18,718$61,376$24,460$40,462$14,443
University of Maryland-College Park89%45%$19,000$76,997$25,809$54,045$16,210
Washington Adventist University50%51%$30,500$58,399$35,640$35,640$17,088
University of Maryland-Baltimore County70%81%$19,500$67,473$25,984$42,748$17,692
Salisbury University69%91%$21,000$57,122$23,386$33,862$19,756
St. Mary’s College of Maryland71%77%$21,000$60,455$29,330$45,406$20,714
Notre Dame of Maryland University60%70%$22,666$56,906$53,680$53,680$22,675
Hood College61%78%$25,000$54,057$58,100$58,100$23,624
McDaniel College66%82%$25,000$57,629$59,102$59,102$23,733
Johns Hopkins University94%7%$10,250$89,551$78,120$78,120$24,034
Mount St. Mary’s University65%80%$25,391$61,492$60,190$60,190$24,379
Stevenson University65%84%$26,000$60,421$53,218$53,218$27,600
Goucher College58%80%$26,000$52,886$66,000$66,000$30,945
Washington College71%75%$26,956$66,291$66,315$66,315$31,650
Loyola University Maryland79%83%$27,000$81,216$69,930$69,930$33,312

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Maryland

This table compares all of Maryland’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
Bowie State UniversityNASPMA88%43$448
Frostburg State UniversityMPCACMS95%19$465
Johns Hopkins UniversityPhD$1,571
Loyola University MarylandAPAMS, PsyD$1,041
Morgan State UniversityMS, PhD$464
Towson UniversityMPCAC, NASPMA$506
University of BaltimoreMPCACMS$804
University of Maryland-Baltimore CountyAPAMA, MPS, PhD$828
University of Maryland-College Park (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMA, MPS, PhD100%10$828
University of Maryland-College Park (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPMA, MPS, PhD100%7$828
University of Maryland-College Park (School PhD)APA, NASPMA, MPS, PhD85%20$828
Washington Adventist UniversityMA$625

Maryland 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.

University of Maryland – Baltimore
620 W Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-3100
https://www.umaryland.edu/

Student Review: “I was a undergrad student at UMBC going for a bachelor’s in psychology. This is a great college for someone pursuing a psychology degree. The professors there are very helpful and respectful of students. They give students a lot of time outside of the classroom as well as inside the classroom. Their career planning department is outstanding. This school is not a good school for parties though. People tend to be a little bit anti-social and quiet. On weekends, it is hard to find a good party on campus. However, there are many places near campus that are packed with college kids. All in all, this is a great school academically and they have great opportunities for students looking to be research assistants. This school provided me the education I needed to be successful in graduate school.” – Student at University of Maryland – Baltimore
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Student Review: “The undergraduate psychology program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) provided me with the general skills allowing me to further advance my career in the psychological counseling career. Since it is an honors research university, I was able to perform undergraduate research during my last two years at UMBC. Performing academic research in a highly engaging group with a wonderful mentor allowed me to get my feet wet, and interact with human research subjects and experience data entry. The only downside I would mention was the very large class sizes during my first two years in the psychology program. Since UMBC is a medium-size school it is normal to attend classes of 300 people, however, towards my last two years my class sizes were reduced significantly and the learning experience was more intimate and engaging.” – Student at University of Maryland – Baltimore
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*Table Notes:
-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.

References:
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