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Psychology Schools in Oklahoma

This guide to psychology schools in Oklahoma contains essential information on psychology programs and is designed to make choosing the best psychology program for your academic and career goals easier.

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Oklahoma Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Oklahoma

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

  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
  • University of Tulsa

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (#95)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (#134)
  • University of Tulsa (#153)2

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Oklahoma 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.

  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University ($8,325 / Grad rate: 22%)
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma ($8,390 / Grad rate: 40%)
  • Northeastern State University ($9,669 / Grad rate: ​​38%)
  • Cameron University ($9,674 / Grad rate: 25%)
  • Langston University ($9,681 / Grad rate: 23%)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University ($10,004 / Grad rate: 34%)
  • East Central University ($10,221 / Grad rate: 31%)
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University ($10,448 / Grad rate: 27%)
  • Rogers State University ($13,446 / Grad rate: 25%)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University ($13,699 / Grad rate: 39%)1

Top 8 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Oklahoma

This table compares the top eight bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Oklahoma based on a graduation rate above 50% and an annual net price below $29,000. 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
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus65%71%$20,500$53,923$20,034$35,554$16,718
Oklahoma Christian University57%96%$26,000$47,069$33,428$33,428$20,237
Southern Nazarene University57%N.Av.$21,900$52,663$36,500$36,500$22,098
Oral Roberts University63%78%$27,000$44,293$41,690$41,690$22,360
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus76%73%$20,654$59,648$25,092$41,660$22,601
Oklahoma Baptist University54%47%$24,801$44,360$41,128$41,128$24,672
Oklahoma City University69%70%$20,835$50,325$42,230$42,230$25,235
University of Tulsa72%69%$21,500$56,788$58,637$58,637$28,087

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Oklahoma

This table compares all of Oklahoma’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
East Central UniversityMS$322
Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityMS$274
Oklahoma City UniversityPsyD$750
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMS, EdS, PhD100%19$472
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPMS, EdS, PhD53%17$472
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (School PhD)APA, NASPMS, EdS, PhD63%16$472
Southern Nazarene UniversityMA, MS$575
Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityNASPEdS$249
University of Central OklahomaMPCAC, NASPMA, MS, EdS$318
University of Oklahoma-Norman CampusMS, PhD$412
University of TulsaAPAMA, PhD100%17$1,431

*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