Best psychology graduate programs in Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts | #6 in Psychology nationally

Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.28

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: $57,074

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,128

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: $18,142

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

Debt to earnings: 0.32

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 Massachusetts | #14 in Psychology nationally

Cambridge College

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.36

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: $58,558

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,137

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: $24,747

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

Debt to earnings: 0.42

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 Massachusetts | #29 in Psychology nationally

Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.43

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: $62,932

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,417

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: $28,219

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

Debt to earnings: 0.45

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 Massachusetts | #36 in Psychology nationally

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.49

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: $66,876

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,199

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: $42,152

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

Debt to earnings: 0.63

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 Massachusetts | #48 in Psychology nationally

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.55

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: $52,492

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,672

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: $29,998

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

Debt to earnings: 0.57

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 Massachusetts | #52 in Psychology nationally

Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.57

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: $42,682

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $8,193

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: $20,500

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

Debt to earnings: 0.48

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.

#7 in Massachusetts | #53 in Psychology nationally

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.58

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: $54,713

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,896

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: $37,591

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

Debt to earnings: 0.69

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.

#8 in Massachusetts | #55 in Psychology nationally

Anna Maria College

Paxton, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.58

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: $51,043

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $976

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: $30,226

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.

#9 in Massachusetts | #102 in Psychology nationally

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.78

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: $53,912

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,639

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: $46,225

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

Debt to earnings: 0.86

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.

#10 in Massachusetts | #114 in Psychology nationally

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.84

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: $49,106

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $137

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: $41,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.83

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.

#11 in Massachusetts | #141 in Psychology nationally

Assumption University

Worcester, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.93

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: $47,204

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,114

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: $40,984

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.

#12 in Massachusetts | #143 in Psychology nationally

William James College

Newton, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.93

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: $51,298

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,873

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: $51,730

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

Debt to earnings: 1.01

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.

#13 in Massachusetts | #150 in Psychology nationally

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.97

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: $43,948

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,194

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: $40,042

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

Debt to earnings: 0.91

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.

#14 in Massachusetts | #170 in Psychology nationally

American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts

Economic score: 1.05

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: $48,466

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,892

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: $48,083

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

Debt to earnings: 0.99

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.

#15 in Massachusetts | #230 in Psychology nationally

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Economic score: 1.43

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: $43,089

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $7,691

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: $52,279

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

Debt to earnings: 1.21

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.

#16 in Massachusetts | #250 in Psychology nationally

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 1.71

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: $43,808

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,548

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: $69,181

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

Debt to earnings: 1.58

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

Years

Under a year

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

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

Salary

$50,997

The median master's degree in psychology graduate earns $50,997 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$26,422

The average annual cost of a master's degree in psychology is $26,422. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.