Best Online and Campus Psychology Schools in Mississippi

The following guide to psychology programs in Mississippi provides essential information on undergraduate and graduate programs in the state, and is designed to help you find the degree that is right for you.

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Mississippi Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Mississippi

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

  • Mississippi State University
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Southern Mississippi

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • Mississippi State University (#116)2

Most Affordable Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Mississippi 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.

  • Mississippi University for Women ($12,691 / Grad rate: 37%)
  • Tougaloo College ($13,718 / Grad rate: 31%)
  • Delta State University ($14,138 / Grad rate: 46%)
  • University of Mississippi ($14,289 / Grad rate: 68%)
  • University of Southern Mississippi ($14,427 / Grad rate: 52%)
  • Alcorn State University ($14,864 / Grad rate: 47%)
  • William Carey University ($15,271 / Grad rate: 42%)
  • Jackson State University ($15,292 / Grad rate: 35%)
  • Blue Mountain Christian University ($15,305 / Grad rate: 39%)
  • Mississippi State University ($15,364 / Grad rate: 63%)1

Top 5 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Mississippi

This table compares the top five bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Mississippi based on a graduation rate above 50% and an annual net price below $28,000. 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
University of Mississippi68%97%$20,000$50,510$20,710$37,930$14,289
University of Southern Mississippi52%99%$22,500$42,073$20,788$22,788$14,427
Mississippi State University63%75%$22,142$48,296$20,362$36,408$15,364
Mississippi College62%40%$22,500$45,187$32,916$32,916$20,874
Millsaps College57%68%$27,000$56,736$58,025$58,025$27,260

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Mississippi

This table compares all of Mississippi’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
Jackson State UniversityAPAPhD$410
Mississippi State University (Clinical PhD)APAMS, EdS, PhD, PsyD71%7$537
Mississippi State University (School PhD)APAMS, EdS, PhD, PsyD47%15$537
University of MississippiAPAMA, PhD$484
University of Southern Mississippi (Clinical PhD)APA, MPCACMS, PhD80%10$513
University of Southern Mississippi (Counseling PhD)APA, MPCACMS, PhD82%11$513
University of Southern Mississippi (School PhD)APA, MPCACMS, PhD55%11$513
William Carey UniversityMS$460

Mississippi 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 Mississippi
Highway 6
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7211

Student Review: “I loved the psychology department at The University of Mississippi. The professors are always there to lend a helping hand and strongly encourage their students to utilize office hours and seek help if needed. They also offered advice on how to effectively study for tests. These professors are highly educated and come from various unique backgrounds. They are definitely experts in the field and integrate technology into the classroom more than any other department on campus that I know of. They like to have real-life conversations with students about what is going in the world and not just talk about information out of a textbook.” – Student at University of Mississippi

*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