Psychology Schools in Nebraska
Choosing a psychology program, especially with the many options available in Nebraska, can pose a challenge. The following guide to psychology schools in the state, which includes profiles of several undergraduate and graduate programs in Nebraska, contains essential information on the programs offered in the state. Nebraska’s universities offer both undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology, preparing students for successful careers in the field. Some universities even offer undergraduate and graduate psychology degree programs online, providing students a flexible alternative to a traditional college or university.
- There are 22 colleges and universities with psychology degree programs in Nebraska.
- 7 schools provide a master’s or advanced degree in psychology.
- Highest graduation rate*: Creighton University 77%1
- Highest transfer-out rate*: Peru State College 39%1
- Highest net price*: Creighton University $26,5391
- Lowest net price*: Chadron State College $9,5521
- Annual undergraduate tuition range for schools in Nebraska with psychology and counseling programs: $5,648 – $30,5782
- 1 School in the Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2013: University of Nebraska—Lincoln (75)
- 0 Schools ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100).
- We found 1 highly ranked psychology doctorate program by the National Research Council (2005-06) S-Ranking: University of Nebraska at Lincoln (71).
*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.
Continue reading to find several profiles on the graduate and undergraduate psychology programs available in Nebraska and online.
Psychology Graduate Programs in Nebraska
Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers five areas of graduate study: Clinical, Developmental, Law-Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Social and Cognitive. The Social and Cognitive Psychology program is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program with three tracks: Social, Cognitive, and Social-Cognitive. The Neuroscience and Behavior program offers Master of Arts (MA) and PhD degrees. The Law-Psychology area is offered in conjunction with the College of Law, and offers a PhD with a Juris Doctor (JD-PhD), a PhD with a Master’s of Legal Studies (PhD-MLS), or a JD-MA degree. The Developmental Psychology program at UN-Lincoln focuses on human growth. The Clinical Psychology Training Program (CPTP) follows the scientist-practitioner model and is one of the oldest training programs in the country.
Univeristy of Nebraska-Omaha
The University of Nebraska-Omaha offers a rich variety of psychology programs at the graduate level. It offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Cognitive Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior, Social/Personality Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, a Master of Science (MS) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and School Psychology, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior, and Developmental Psychology, an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology, and a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. UNO offers a unique Dual Enrollment program, allowing high-performing high school students to take courses in the program for college credit while still enrolled in high school. The MS in I/O Psychology is a two-year, 36-hour program, the MA in I/O Psychology is a two-to-three-year, 36-hour program, and the PhD in I/O Psychology is 54 credit hours beyond the 36 from the master’s program, which typically takes an additional three to four years.
Psychology Undergraduate Programs in Nebraska
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln awards the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology to students who successfully complete the four-year, 120-credit undergraduate program. Psychology majors will take a combination of general college coursework, core psychology requirements, and psychology electives focusing on such topics as introduction to psychology, aggression, conflict and conflict resolution, drugs and behavior, and psychology of immigration. Eligible students may apply for the Honors Program and may join Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology students, which holds meetings and hosts events such as Psi Chi Research Night.
Creighton University affords psychology majors the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology upon successful completion of the four-year undergraduate program. Students may also minor in behavioral and cognitive neuropsychology. Psychology majors must complete such core courses as Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology of Personality. Academically eligible students may apply for the honors program. Psychology majors are encouraged to complete an internship to gain valuable real world experience and to become active on campus, in such organizations as Psi Chi. Students preparing to continue to graduate study often conduct research and share that research at local and national psychology seminars and conferences.
Schools with Psychology Degree Programs in Nebraska
1000 Galvin Rd S
Bellevue, NE 68005
Student Review: “Getting a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology at Bellevue University was a rewarding experience. Some of the testing and presentations we had to give were in person, but the majority of the degree was online, which allowed for some flexibility with my schedule. The assignments could be challenging at times because you would have a week to turn in a large paper that you may not have any previous knowledge of the subject. This was a positive thing for me because it forced me to set aside the time to learn about the subject matter such as different mental illnesses and the different ways people deal with them. The most exciting part of the degree was being able to network with others who were already in the field that were sponsored by the Nebraska Psychological Society. This gave me opportunity to meet some of the people who could later give me a chance at a job in the field.” – Student at Bellevue University
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/?degree=4-year&state=NE&major=psychology&sort=best