Psychology Schools in New Hampshire
The following guide to psychology schools, which includes profiles of several undergraduate and graduate psychology programs, is designed to provide you with essential information to assist you in choosing the best psychology program for your academic and career goals. New Hampshire’s colleges and universities offer psychology programs in a variety of specialties, such as clinical psychology and experimental psychology. Despite the vast offering of psychology programs in New Hampshire, some students need more flexibility than a traditional program can offer. Fortunately, a growing number of schools now offer undergraduate and graduate psychology degree programs either partially or entirely online.
- There are 15 not-for-profit colleges and universities with psychology degree programs in New Hampshire.1
- 3 school offers an associate’s degree in psychology.1
- 12 schools offer a bachelor’s degree in psychology.1
- 6 schools offer a master’s or advanced degree in psychology.1
- No schools ranked in Kiplinger’s Best College Values in 2019.2
- No schools ranked in the Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors for 2018.3
- No schools ranked in PsychologyDegree411’s Top Schools with Online Psychology Programs.4
- No schools ranked in Times Higher Education’s Best Universities for Psychology 2019.5
For not-for-profit four-year colleges and universities with psychology degree programs.
The following profiles showcase several popular undergraduate and graduate psychology programs at some of New Hampshire’s leading universities.
Schools in New Hampshire with Psychology Programs
Traditional Undergraduate Programs
University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire confers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology to students who successfully complete the four-year undergraduate program. Students will take courses that focus on such topics as sensation and perception, cognitive psychology, behavior analysis, and visual perception. Psychology majors are encouraged to engage in research and share their findings with the academic community at the university’s annual Haselrud Conference. Students are encouraged to become active within the campus community by joining the Psychology Club and to gain real-world experience by completing an internship. Study abroad opportunities are available in several countries – among them the United Kingdom, France, and Mexico – for interested psychology students.
Dartmouth College affords undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology that prepares students to continue on to graduate studies or to begin entry-level positions. The undergraduate program generally takes four years to complete under full-time study. Psychology courses cover a broad range of topics, including psychobiology, applied behavioral analysis, and abnormal psychology. Students will also complete a culminating experience focused on psychology as a lab science or honors-level research during the senior year. Dartmouth also offers an undergraduate major in neuroscience as well as doctoral degrees in psychological and brain science and cognitive neuroscience.
Traditional Graduate Programs
Graduate students at Rivier University may pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Psychology or a Master of Science (MS) in Experimental Psychology. The clinical psychology program requires students to complete 42 credits, which includes 36 credits of core required courses and an additional six credits for an internship. Core courses encompass such topics as neuroscience, diversity, ethics in counseling and research, and psychopharmacology. Graduate students pursuing the experimental psychology program must complete 39 credits, 27 of which are core requirements and 12 of which are for the required thesis. Core courses cover applications of learning theory, writing for behavioral sciences, and current issues in cognitive psychology.
Antioch University-New England
Antioch University-New England offers a PsyD in Clinical Psychology that trains graduates to become clinical psychologists with a high sense of social responsibility. In addition to studying therapy, consultation, and assessment, students gain advanced skills in supervision and management, research, and public policy. The five-year, full-time program includes four years of coursework and a one-year internship. A total of 120 to 128 credits are required to be awarded the PsyD. Coursework includes Personality Theory and Assessment; Psychopathology and Behavioral Disorders; Research Methods and Statistics; and Biological Foundations of Clinical Psychology. Students also participate in multiple case conferences, research seminars, and skills workshops. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Online Psychology Programs
New England College
New England College offers an online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with multiple possible concentrations, such as Addiction and Substance Abuse; Applied Behavioral Analysis; Clinical Psychology; and Forensic Psychology. The degree program is structured to expose students to various areas of psychology while building an understanding of fundamental human behaviors and human development. Courses teach students theoretical approaches as well as practical applications while building students’ critical thinking skills. Core courses include Issues in Professional Practices: Psychology; Statistics for the Social Sciences; and Research Methods. Students will also take a variety of elective courses to prepare to meet their career and personal goals.
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University features an online psychology graduate degree program leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Psychology with a specialization in child and development psychology or in industrial and organizational psychology. Each master’s program requires 36 credits to fulfill degree requirements. Graduate students specializing in child and development psychology will undertake coursework in assessment, intervention, consultation, interpersonal interactions, and individual and cultural diversity. The industrial and organizational specialization focuses on behavior in the workplace. Both programs prepare students to continue to doctoral studies or to enter the field. All students will complete courses in research methods, theories of personality, advanced cognitive psychology, and social psychology.
EPPP Pass Rate and Accreditation Information for Psychology Programs in New Hampshire
The table below is designed to help you compare not-for-profit psychology schools in New Hampshire on a variety of factors. Clicking on the arrows in the top row allows you to sort the table. In addition to factors such as focus areas offered and tuition costs, accreditation is an important consideration when researching psychology programs. Depending on the type of program and the ultimate career path you are considering, accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP), or the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) can make it easier to become licensed in your desired area of practice. For more information on these accreditations, see our overview of accreditation for psychology programs. You should also ensure that the program you are considering will meet the licensure requirements in the state where you wish to practice. The Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), a licensing exam administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), is required in most US states in order to qualify for psychologist licensure. The EPPP results shown below are provided are for the exam period from February 1, 2015 to March 21, 2017.6 Only results from APA-accredited or ASPPB-designated doctoral programs with at least four test-takers during the exam period are included.6
|School||BA/BS||Grad Prog.||Online Prog.||Nat’l Accred.*||Grad Rate**||EPPP Pass Rate6||# Taking6||College Factual Under-|
|US News Grad Rank8||Net Price|
|Antioch University-New England||No||Yes||No||APA, CACREP||N/A||73%||56||—||—||N/A|
|Franklin Pierce University||Yes||No||No||—||50%||—||—||—||—||$29,237|
|Granite State College||Yes||No||Bachelor’s||—||23%||—||—||—||—||$12,426|
|Keene State College||Yes||No||No||—||60%||—||—||—||—||$18,606|
|New England College||Yes||No||Bachelor’s||—||25%||—||—||—||—||$27,800|
|Plymouth State University||Yes||Yes||No||CACREP, NASP||53%||—||—||—||—||$21,143|
|Saint Anselm College||Yes||No||No||—||77%||—||—||—||—||$32,255|
|Southern New Hampshire University||Yes||Yes||Bachelor’s, Master’s||—||54%||—||—||—||—||$39,071|
|University of New Hampshire at Manchester||Yes||No||No||—||41%||—||—||—||—||$12,723|
|University of New Hampshire-Main Campus||Yes||Yes||No||—||77%||—||—||202||167^||$22,694|
Schools marked with a caret (^) in US News Best Graduate Psychology Programs ranked in a tie with other programs in their respective positions.
*See our guide to psychology program accreditation for more information on these accrediting bodies.
**The graduation rate is for first-time, full-time undergraduate degree- or certificate-seeking students who began studies in Fall 2012 and is calculated based on the percentage of students earning their degree or certificate within 150% of the normal time for program completion.1
Schools with Psychology Degree Programs in New Hampshire
Granite State College
25 Hall St
Concord, NH 03301
Student Review: “Overall, I enjoyed my years at Granite State College and would recommend their program to anyone. Granite State features some unique tools designed specifically to help you succeed with accomplishing your goals. For example, they have several branches located conveniently all over the state. I found I was always able to locate the classes I needed close to my home or work. The opportunity to take classes in a variety of ways was also an important feature for me. I utilized many different methods, including online, daytime, evening and intensives and found that all maintained the high quality standards of Granite State College. The online program is extensive and allows you to work at your own pace, while still affording the ability to easily access the professor and collaborate with other students. The professors and staff are helpful and very accessible and will work with you on designing classes or programs that really meet your needs. I would highly recommend this program and Granite State College to anyone!” – Student at Granite State College
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N River Rd
Hooksett, NH 03106
Student Review: “The Southern New Hampshire University psychology program was a great experience for me. I did the fully online program which really worked for all the other things I had going on in my life (working, raising two kids, etc.). The classes were structured well and I feel that I was able to learn a lot in different areas of psychology. The class sizes were just right and I feel that I was able to participate more so online than I would have been able to in a classroom. It was nice also to see familiar names in different classes. If there were any downside it would be that on occasion the server would go down which didn’t allow for work to be completed. Luckily the university granted extra time to make up for the server being down. Another thing I would have liked to have had the option for would be a cohort instead of seeing many different individuals each term.” – Student at Southern New Hampshire University
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Kiplinger’s Best College Values: https://www.kiplinger.com/tool/college/T014-S001-best-college-values-college-finder/index.php#Table
3. The Princeton Review. The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2017.
4. PsychologyDegree411 Top Schools with Online Psychology Programs: https://www.psychologydegree411.com/degrees/online/
5. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 – Psychology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2019/subject-ranking/psychology
6. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/eppp_/2017_Doctoral_Report.pdf
7. College Factual, Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Psychology (Nationwide): https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/psychology/rankings/top-ranked/#
8. US News & World Report Best Graduate Psychology Programs: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-humanities-schools/psychology-rankings