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Top 5 Masters in Psychology Schools

Top Five Master of Psychology Schools

While a master's degree in psychology may not enable graduates to be employed in some occupations, such as those for clinical or behavioral psychologists, the degree can prepare graduates for employment in business, some clinical settings and the fields of investigation. Degrees are commonly offered in three general areas: clinical psychology, experimental psychology, and applied psychology and usually require potential students to earn a bachelor's degree prior to admission. Potential students should check with their school or schools of interest to find out more about the acceptance progress into a master of psychology program.

The following schools have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the five best schools in 2013 to offer a master of psychology degree (usnews.com, 2013). The rankings are based on survey responses from current faculty, employers and graduates as well as comparisons of yearly tuition, admissions selectivity and enrollment. Six schools are listed because a tie occurred for second place and three schools tied for fourth place. Thus, there is no third-place listing.

#1 Stanford University

#2 University of California, Berkeley

#2 University of California, Los Angeles

#4 Harvard University

#4 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

#4 Yale University

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Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, Rankings and Reviews, Psychology Rankings 2013 - http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-humanities-schools/psychology-rankings

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