Psychology Schools in Texas

The following guide to psychology schools in Texas contains essential degree information that will help you make an informed decision about the best program for your academic and career goals.

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Texas Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Texas

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

  • Baylor University
  • Texas A&M University-College Station
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • Texas A&M University-College Station (#11)
  • Rice University (#16)
  • University of Texas at Austin (#17)
  • Southern Methodist University (#28)
  • Texas Christian University (#38)
  • University of Houston (#44)
  • University of North Texas (#77)
  • Texas Tech University (#81)
  • Texas State University (#104)
  • Baylor University (#113)
  • University of Texas at San Antonio (#172)2

Psychology Degree 411’s Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs

  • University of Houston (#28)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (#36)3

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • Texas A&M University-College Station
  • University of Houston
  • University of Texas at Austin4

Times Higher Education’s Best Universities for Psychology 2023

  • University of Texas at Austin (#37)
  • Baylor University (#201-250)
  • Texas A&M University (#201-250)5

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Texas 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.

  • Texas A&M University Regional Campuses ($5,383-$11,347 / Grad rate: 30%-49%)
  • The University of Texas Regional Campuses ($8,105-$12,664 / Grad rate: 40%-54%)
  • University of North Texas at Dallas ($10,351 / Grad rate: 44%)
  • Midwestern State University ($11,361 / Grad rate: 41%)
  • Texas Woman’s University ($11,682 / Grad rate: 48%)
  • Lamar University ($11,757 / Grad rate: 38%)
  • University of Houston-Victoria ($11,761 / Grad rate: 23%)
  • Texas Southern University ($11,826 / Grad rate: 26%)
  • Paul Quinn College ($12,409 / Grad rate: 29%)
  • Angelo State University ($12,838 / Grad rate: 41%)1

Top 25 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Texas

This table compares the top 25 bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Texas based on a graduation rate above 50% and an annual net price of 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
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley53%88%$12,950$47,698$9,538$19,333$8,105
The University of Texas at San Antonio54%87%$20,500$54,117$8,945$21,253$12,664
The University of Texas at Dallas70%85%$18,000$64,398$14,564$39,776$13,555
Sam Houston State University56%85%$21,983$52,250$8,960$18,752$13,632
Criswell College70%100%$25,346N.Av.$13,350$13,350$13,652
Stephen F Austin State University53%90%$23,409$48,292$10,600$21,616$13,858
University of Houston63%66%$18,194$59,580$9,699$21,891$14,056
Texas State University56%88%$21,000$53,885$11,135$22,559$14,120
The University of Texas at Arlington53%81%$17,527$57,994$11,727$29,299$14,262
University of North Texas59%79%$19,250$54,047$11,140$20,932$15,283
The University of Texas at Austin88%31%$20,500$72,713$11,698$41,070$17,434
University of Houston-Clear Lake54%69%$17,831$55,946$7,698$20,994$17,871
Texas Tech University64%67%$21,500$60,456$11,852$24,122$17,896
University of St. Thomas66%97%$19,928$54,322$32,484$32,484$19,207
Rice University94%9%$11,000$87,254$54,960$54,960$19,902
Texas A&M University-College Station84%63%$17,804$70,877$13,239$40,139$20,375
University of the Incarnate Word53%94%$27,000$51,494$34,400$34,400$20,832
St. Mary’s University56%86%$25,563$56,763$35,226$35,226$21,379
Texas Lutheran University54%92%$25,000$54,428$33,920$33,920$21,442
Hardin-Simmons University58%88%$25,346$51,029$31,686$31,686$22,636
Parker University88%N.Av.$12,288$45,604$15,718$15,718$24,116
Schreiner University50%85%$23,250$47,674$35,614$35,614$24,278
Austin College73%54%$24,500$59,728$44,950$44,950$24,739
LeTourneau University67%49%$26,000$55,560$34,470$34,470$26,974
St. Edward’s University65%85%$24,803$56,465$50,766$50,766$27,193

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Texas

This table compares all of Texas’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
Abilene Christian UniversityMS, SSP$1,432
Angelo State UniversityMS, PsyD$805
Baylor UniversityAPAEdS, MA, MSEd, PhD100%18$2,285
Chicago School of Professional Psychology at DallasMA, PsyD$1,703
Dallas Baptist UniversityMA$1,271
Houston Christian UniversityMA, MA/SSP$1,800
Lamar UniversityMS$360
LeTourneau UniversityMS$625
Midwestern State UniversityMPCACMA$309
Our Lady of the Lake UniversityAPAMS, PsyD41%22$981
Prairie View A&M UniversityMS, PhD$435
Rice UniversityMA, PhD$1,944
Sam Houston State UniversityAPA, NASPMA, PhD, SSP96%24$742
Southern Methodist UniversityMS, PhD90%10$1,755
Southwestern Adventist UniversityMA$997
Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityMS$545
St. Mary’s UniversityMS$1,068
Stephen F Austin State UniversityNASPMA$567
Tarleton State UniversityMS$242
Texas A&M International UniversityMPCACMA, MS$718
Texas A&M University-College Station (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMEd, MS, PhD92%13$892
Texas A&M University-College Station (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPMEd, MS, PhD80%25$892
Texas A&M University-College Station (School PhD)APA, NASPMEd, MS, PhD78%23$892
Texas A&M University-CommerceMS, PhD, SSP$758
Texas A&M University-Corpus ChristiMA$271
Texas A&M University-KingsvilleMA, MA/MS$120
Texas A&M University-San AntonioMS$679
Texas A&M University-TexarkanaMS$391
Texas Christian UniversityMA, MS, PhD$1,870
Texas Southern UniversityMA$465
Texas State UniversityNASPMA$1,000
Texas Tech University (Clinical PhD)APAMA, MEd, PhD100%9$815
Texas Tech University (Counseling PhD)APAMA, MEd, PhD94%16$815
Texas Woman’s University (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPMA, MS, PhD, SSP67%24$288
Texas Woman’s University (School PhD)APA, NASPMA, MS, PhD, SSP53%19$288
Trinity UniversityNASPMA$889
University of DallasMA, MPsy$800
University of Houston (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPPhD(4 or less)N.Av.$831
University of Houston (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPPhD86%21$831
University of Houston (School PhD)APA, NASPPhD81%16$831
University of Houston-Clear LakeAPA, NASPMA, MS, PsyD, SSP$1,088
University of Houston-VictoriaMA, SSP$326
University of North Texas (Clinical PhD)APAMS, PhD95%21$228
University of North Texas (Counseling PhD)APAMS, PhD88%26$228
University of St ThomasMA$750
University of Texas at ArlingtonMS, PhD$1,227
University of Texas at Austin (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMA, MEd, PhD100%14$1,257
University of Texas at Austin (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPMA, MEd, PhD89%18$1,257
University of Texas at Austin (School PhD)APA, NASPMA, MEd, PhD89%28$1,257
University of Texas at DallasMS, PhD$1,701
University of Texas at El PasoMA, PhD$855
University of Texas at San AntonioMA, MS, PhD$1,082
University of Texas at TylerMA, MS, PhD$990
University of Texas Permian BasinMA$275
University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyMA, PhD$741
University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterAPAPhD100%32$1,190
West Texas A&M UniversityMA, SSP$673

Texas 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.

Abilene Christian University
1600 Campus Ct
Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 674-2000

Student Review: “I really loved the Psychology program at Abilene Christian University. The classes were generally amazing and taught by top quality teachers. One or two of the teachers were not great, but they were by far the exception instead of the norm. I was also able to participate in the department’s PCT program (Professional Career Track), which afforded me several awesome opportunities that your average state school psychology student doesn’t get. For example, I did a summer research internship with the departmental chair, and I got to present my findings at a professional conference. Additionally, I had multiple career/grad school prep sessions through the department. Finally, I had the opportunity to participate in the psychology department’s special study abroad session over one summer, in which we went to Germany and studied the psychology of ideology and talked about everything from Martin Luther, WWII, and the Holocaust to Bonhoeffer and more.” – Student at Abilene Christian University

East Texas Baptist University
One Tiger Dr
Marshall, TX 75670
(903) 923-2000

Student Review: “East Texas Baptist University has an excellent psychology program. What makes this program so great and different from other schools is that the campus is small and it’s a private college. This allows ETBU students a lot of one-on-one time with professors. The curriculum was challenging and there were many research papers and projects and I was able to learn so many things that I will use in my future career. What I really enjoyed about the psychology program was the way students were taught how to carry out a research project. Unlike larger colleges, students spend an entire class learning how to carry out a research project. Overall, I really enjoyed being in the psychology program. One aspect of the psychology program that could be improved would be if some of the professors presented information more orderly. Clear guidelines, such as power points, handouts, and following the material in the assigned reading materials is more beneficial for student learning than the random curriculums most of them followed. For example, some of the professors regularly to veered off-topic and only focused on very vague and minute details that should not have been the main focus of our classes.” – Student at East Texas Baptist University

Lamar University
4400 South M L King Junior Pkwy
Beaumont, TX 77710
(409) 880-8888

Student Review: “I would have to say my experience at Lamar was, all-in-all, fairly good. I learned a lot and was able to obtain relevant experience within a month of graduation. The professors were always nice and approachable. They were all quite knowledgeable about the subject of psychology. They responded to emails and inquiries extremely quickly, so I never felt behind in my studies. If I had to complain, I’d say that the administration at Lamar needs some work. I often had problems talking to financial aid and there were sometimes a few problems with registration, which were no fault of my own. The administration seemed cold and uncaring, so it was sometimes a little scary if time got short and I still wasn’t able to properly register for classes. The online program is great, with reliable software and quick grading. All-in-all, it’s a great university with qualified professors.” – Student at Lamar University

Northeast Lakeview College
1201 Kitty Hawk Rd
Universal City, TX 78148
(210) 486-5000

Student Review: “The overall experience I have had at Northeast Lakeview College was pretty solid. I took a lot of my classes online and I must say I’m pretty pleased with the outcome so far. Although online classes have their ups and downs, I felt like the courses I took were exactly what I was looking for in my major. The professors were challenging enough to where I would really have to study hard, but not hard enough to where it engulfed my whole life. The professors were always very responsive to e-mails and many of them had actual office hours where you could go to campus for extra help. One feature that I would improve on is the homework system known as Canvas. I would change to Blackboard or a different program like that where it is more user-friendly! Love the courses offered and absolutely love how challenging the professors are!” – Student at Northeast Lakeview College

Sam Houston State University
1806 Avenue J
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 294-1111

Student Review: “I learned quite a lot from the psychology program at Sam Houston State University. The staff, from assistant professors to the Dean of Humanities and Sciences, was superb – they are all experts in their fields, and they introduced me to aspects of this field that I wasn’t aware of prior to attending. They were also very open to discussion of the field, often encouraging debate and discourse over distinct facets of psychology and its various specific disciplines and their implementations. The university in general also found speakers from various fields to give presentations throughout my tenure at the university, and the psychology department found specific professionals as well. All in all, it was a fantastic program, and anyone interested in studying psychology should consider attending Sam Houston State University.” – Student at Sam Houston State University

Texas Lutheran University
1000 W Court St
Seguin, TX 78155
(830) 372-8000

Student Review: “I had a great time attending college at Texas Lutheran University as a psychology major. After acceptance, I was contacted to be part of the honors program which allowed me to take interesting upper-level courses in place of other liberal arts requirements. This program looks great for post-degree programs and you get a special mention during graduation. I was originally a biology major but switched to psychology after taking an introductory psychology course with Dr. Czuchry — a knowledgeable and amusing professor. The biggest advantage of TLU was the small class size. I never had a class with more than 30 other students and was able to really get to know the professors. I was also able to get hands-on research experience conducting experiments in the psychology department. My research experience and glowing recommendations allowed me to get into a PhD program after graduation. Although TLU is fairly expensive (I had to take out loans), I thought I received a great education which prepared me for future studies. Seguin is very small city but is only 45 minutes away from Austin and San Antonio. I highly recommend visiting the campus and considering TLU as a small, private liberal arts college.” – Student at Texas Lutheran University

University of North Texas
1155 Union Cir
Denton, TX 76203
(940) 565-2000

Student Review: “I completed a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a minor in social science at the University of North Texas. My experience at the school and within the program was absolutely amazing. My teachers were extremely down-to-earth, helpful and very intelligent. I took classes ranging from experimental methods, which is a statistics-oriented class, all the way to history and systems, which is a class that covers the worldwide history of the field of psychology. The variety and diversity of classes was by far my favorite thing about the program. At the end of my studies, I felt like a very well rounded student with a wide array of knowledge. When I chose to major in psychology, I was worried that my program would be limited to endless psychology classes, each with only a slightly different twist. This variety helped me to maintain focus and interest in my program as there was no redundancy of content. Studying psychology was the perfect choice for me because I have a natural interest in the human brain and child development and the content was very easy to learn and remember. Overall, I feel that my program helped me to prepare myself professionally for the psychology career field with a wide variety of knowledge.” – Student at University of North Texas

Student Review: “The psychology program at UNT was a joke. I was a transfer and upon my registration date was given a list of classes to take, only to find out that most of the classes that interested me (industrial/organizational psychology) weren’t even offered at that particular campus, but in Dallas, which cost much more. Also, they explained the requirements for graduation with either a BS or a BA which of course changed in the middle of my senior year and I almost didn’t graduate. My adviser waited until my last semester to tell me that I was 12 hours behind. In order to succeed, I had to load up my last semester with 21 credit hours. Also, most of us who were hoping for a BS were forced to switch to BA due to 1) professors being unwilling to help with the required senior thesis, and 2) the fact that UNT was the only school in the state that required a 3.5 GPA for a BS, — all others required no thesis and at least a 2.0 GPA in psychobiology. Basically, the program is designed to push you to go into counseling vs research.” – Student at University of North Texas

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
1201 West University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
(866) 441-8872

Student Review: “The University of Texas-Pan American is a very good school. I really enjoyed my career as a psychology student there. The professors are very knowledgeable and I learned a lot from each of the classes I took. I had social anxiety while I was a student, and both the teachers and the college as a whole made sure I was still able to learn and accommodated me so that I could do so along with the other students. Each class was taught by very professional teachers and most if not all of them were available to discuss any questions or address any areas I needed help in in the class. I think for the undergraduate psychology program there, however, there should be more introduction to some sort of practicum and applied skills into the field. For instance, professors should be more ready to answer questions about career choices after graduating.” – Student at University of Texas-Pan American

*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.

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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