Best psychology graduate programs in Alabama

Psychology is a dynamic field with career opportunities in counseling, teaching, business, and more. A graduate degree in psychology can advance your knowledge in a particular subfield and lead to additional career opportunities. Read more about how we rank the best graduate psychology programs here.

Our master’s in psychology rankings cover 326 of the 607 universities available, accounting for 81% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $44,486.

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#1 in Alabama | #220 in Psychology nationally

Troy University

Troy, Alabama

Economic score: 1.34

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $39,769

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,474

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $51,250

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.29

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Alabama | #277 in Psychology nationally

Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama

Economic score: 2.34

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $35,534

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $7,935

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $67,877

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.91

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama

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Florence, Alabama

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Mobile, Alabama

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

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University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama

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Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

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How long does it take to pay down debt in psychology in Alabama?

Years

1.4 years

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in psychology is covered by average graduate earnings in 1.4 years.

How much do graduates with master's degree in psychology earn in Alabama?

Salary

$38,657

The median master's degree in psychology graduate earns $38,657 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in psychology cost in Alabama?

Net cost

$16,061

The average annual cost of a master's degree in psychology is $16,061. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.