Psychology Schools in Utah

The following guide to psychology programs in Utah is designed to provide essential degree information and help you choose the psychology program that is right for your needs.

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Utah Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Utah

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

  • Brigham Young University
  • Southern Utah University
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Weber State University
  • Westminster University

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • Brigham Young University (#74)2

Psychology Degree 411’s Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs

  • Utah State University (#4)
  • University of Utah (#20)3

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • University of Utah4

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Utah 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.

  • Utah Valley University ($9,346 / Grad rate: 39%)
  • Weber State University ($10,525 / Grad rate: 42%)
  • University of Utah ($12,399 / Grad rate: 65%)
  • Southern Utah University ($12,681 / Grad rate: 58%)
  • Brigham Young University ($13,521 / Grad rate: 79%)
  • Utah State University ($14,577 / Grad rate: 54%)
  • Utah Tech University ($14,589 / Grad rate: 36%)
  • Westminster University ($27,068 / Grad rate: 65%)1

Top 6 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Utah

This table compares the top 6 bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Utah based on a graduation rate above 40% and an annual net price below $30,000. 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
Weber State University42%N.Av.$15,113$54,989$15,623$26,316$10,525
University of Utah65%89%$19,000$64,456$20,752$41,274$12,399
Southern Utah University58%84%$12,500$49,051$15,186$29,002$12,681
Brigham Young University79%67%$11,069$74,630$14,864$14,864$13,521
Utah State University54%94%$14,340$52,764$17,460$33,034$14,577
Westminster University65%70%$22,250$60,657$51,376$51,376$27,068

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Utah

This table compares all of Utah’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
Brigham Young University (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMS, PhD96%24$960
Brigham Young University (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPMS, PhD89%19$960
University of Utah (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPEdS, PhD92%13$971
University of Utah (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPEdS, PhD83%12$971
University of Utah (School PhD)APA, NASPEdS, PhD73%11$971
Utah State University (Clinical & Counseling PhD)APA, NASPEdS, PhD90%10$404
Utah State University (Clinical-Counseling-School PhD)APA, NASPEdS, PhD80%5$404

Utah 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.

Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-4636

Student Review: “My experience as a psychology major at Brigham Young University (in Provo, UT) was mixed. Some of my professors were very helpful in helping me get ready for graduate school. I was able to work with more than one professor on research projects and eventually I presented one research project as a poster at a professional conference. But I had some professors who were not very current in their knowledge and taught in a rather biased way. One professor, in particular, taught about gender issues in psychology by assigning conservative magazine articles to students instead of scientific articles from journals like Sex Roles, Psychology of Women Quarterly, etc. We learned early on in the major that psychology is a behavioral science, so it was quite a surprise when a professor ignored the science and just taught opinions that made a lot of the women (and a few men) in his class uncomfortable. Also, most of the psychology majors in my classes were nice people, but I found some of them to rather uneducated about controversial issues like the heritability of intelligence, personality, and sexual orientation; determinism vs. free will; and the cognitive origins of stereotyping and prejudice.” – Student at Brigham Young University

*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