Best psychology graduate programs in Kentucky

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 Kentucky | #46 in Psychology nationally

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Economic score: 0.54

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: $47,689

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,758

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: $28,055

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

Debt to earnings: 0.59

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 Kentucky | #69 in Psychology nationally

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky

Economic score: 0.64

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: $51,799

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,158

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: $39,173

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

Debt to earnings: 0.76

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.

#3 in Kentucky | #96 in Psychology nationally

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

Economic score: 0.75

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: $48,545

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,377

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: $42,137

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

Debt to earnings: 0.87

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.

#4 in Kentucky | #104 in Psychology nationally

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Economic score: 0.80

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: $44,805

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $596

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: $36,173

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

Debt to earnings: 0.81

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.

#5 in Kentucky | #110 in Psychology nationally

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky

Economic score: 0.82

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: $44,835

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,199

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: $39,812

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

Debt to earnings: 0.89

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.

#6 in Kentucky | #203 in Psychology nationally

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Kentucky

Economic score: 1.23

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: $38,374

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,149

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: $44,765

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

Debt to earnings: 1.17

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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Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky

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Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

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Spalding University

Louisville, Kentucky

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Union College

Barbourville, Kentucky

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

Years

1 year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in psychology is covered by average graduate earnings in 1 year.

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

Salary

$40,957

The median master's degree in psychology graduate earns $40,957 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$14,796

The average annual cost of a master's degree in psychology is $14,796. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.