Psychology Schools in Wyoming
The following guide to psychology schools in Wyoming, which includes profiles of psychology programs offered in Wyoming and online, is designed to make choosing a psychology program easier. Wyoming’s colleges and universities feature psychology programs in a variety of areas, including general psychology. A flexible alternative to a traditional degree is an online degree. Many universities offer undergraduate and graduate psychology programs that can be completed partially or entirely online.
Psychology Program Stats
- There are 7 not-for-profit colleges and universities with psychology degree programs in Wyoming.1
- No schools offer an associate’s degree in psychology.1
- 1 school offers a bachelor’s degree in psychology.1
- 1 school offers a master’s or advanced degree in psychology.1
- No schools ranked in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2017.2
- No schools ranked in the Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors for 2018.3
- Highest graduation rate*: University of Wyoming 55%.1
- Highest transfer-out rate*: University of Wyoming 26%.1
- Net price*: University of Wyoming $13,155.1
*For not-for-profit four-year colleges and universities with psychology degree programs.
Below you will find profiles of psychology programs offered online and in Wyoming.
Schools in Wyoming with Psychology Programs
Traditional Undergraduate Programs
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming confers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology to students who successfully complete the four-year, 121-credit program. In addition to general college requirements in such areas as math, English, and science, psychology majors must complete 33 psychology credits to fulfill degree requirements. Core courses encompass general psychology, research psychological methods, drugs and behavior or biological psychology, social psychology, abnormal psychology, and developmental psychology. Students are encouraged to become involved in research with faculty early in their studies. Students may also want to become involved on campus by joining the Psychology Club or, if eligible, by applying for admission to Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology students.
Traditonal Graduate Programs
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming offers graduate programs in psychology including a five-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, a four-year PhD in Cognition/Cognitive Development, a PhD in Psychology and Law, and a PhD in Social Psychology. A total of five to 10 students are admitted each year, four to six of whom enter the Clinical Psychology program. No terminal master’s degrees are offered, but most PhD students earn a master’s degree as part of their PhD program. Courses in the Clinical Psychology program at UW include Psychopathology, Clinical Assessment, Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy, Clinical Practicum, Statistical Methods in Psychology, Applied Multivariate Analysis, Neuropsychology of Human Behavior, Advanced Cognitive Psychology, and a year-long internship.
Online Psychology Programs
University of Northern Colorado
While not located within the state of Wyoming, the University of Northern Colorado is located just 50 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border and offers an online degree completion program in psychology. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online program is designed for those who previously earned college credit and wish to complete their undergraduate degree. At least 120 credit hours are required to earn the bachelor’s, including general education and psychology major courses. Psychology courses offered include Psychological Statistics and Design, Research Methods in Psychology, and Introduction to Physiological Psychology. Students also take additional courses in foundational, experimental, and social/developmental psychology.
EPPP Pass Rate and Accreditation Information for Psychology Programs in Wyoming
The table below is designed to help you compare not-for-profit psychology schools in Wyoming 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, 2016.6 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 Program||Graduate Program||Online Psych Program||National Accred.*||Grad Rate**||EPPP Pass Rate6||Number Taking6||College Factual Under-|
|US News Grad Rank5||Net Price|
|University of Wyoming||Yes||Yes||No||APA, CACREP||55%||—||—||—||148^||$13,155|
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 in cohort years 2008 to 2010 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 Wyoming
University of Wyoming
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Student Review: “The education and experience that the University of Wyoming has instilled for my future could be described as extremely beneficial and life-altering. At the University of Wyoming, I had the privilege to interact very closely with the professors in the psychology department, providing assistance in research labs and projects. The courses were challenging and difficult at times but provided for an exceptional learning experience. The professors were also very approachable, understanding, and very generous in their ability to provide time and personalized care for each student. Even the online courses were incredibly enriching, and I found a few of them to be more enriching and qualitatively more valuable than some in-class courses. The University of Wyoming is a Division 1 School, and the psychology program ranks within top 150 programs in the United States.” – Student at University of Wyoming
Student Review: “At the University of Wyoming, I gained exceptional skills and knowledge pertaining to the field of clinical and experimental psychology. My overall experience within my undergraduate career in psychology has contributed immensely to my current profession, and subsequently, I would recommend this program to any aspiring students of clinical or experimental psychology. It is an immensely supportive program, with groups and student committees willing to provide resources and help along the way. The professors in this program are also very personable and will take the time to assist you with your concerns at the moment, or help to provide invaluable guidance for your future academic or occupational career.” – Student at University of Wyoming
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges: https://www.kiplinger.com/tool/college/T014-S001-kiplinger-s-best-values-in-public-colleges/index.php
3. The Princeton Review. The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2017.
4. College Factual, Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Psychology (Nationwide): https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/psychology/rankings/top-ranked/#
5. US News & World Report Best Graduate Psychology Programs: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-humanities-schools/psychology-rankings
6. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program: https://www.asppb.net/page/ScoresByDrProgram