Best psychology graduate programs in New Jersey

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 New Jersey | #58 in Psychology nationally

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.59

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: $63,342

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,183

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: $45,403

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

Debt to earnings: 0.72

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 New Jersey | #73 in Psychology nationally

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.65

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: $57,185

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,420

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: 0.72

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 New Jersey | #76 in Psychology nationally

Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.67

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: $54,983

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,600

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: $39,630

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

Debt to earnings: 0.72

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 New Jersey | #90 in Psychology nationally

Kean University

Union, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.73

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: $46,726

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $303

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: $34,274

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

Debt to earnings: 0.73

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 New Jersey | #122 in Psychology nationally

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.87

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: $44,971

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $7,130

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: $33,779

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

Debt to earnings: 0.75

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 New Jersey | #135 in Psychology nationally

Caldwell University

Caldwell, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.91

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: $54,218

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,298

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: 0.95

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 New Jersey | #138 in Psychology nationally

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan

Teaneck, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.91

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: $53,024

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,468

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: $49,697

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

Debt to earnings: 0.94

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 New Jersey | #149 in Psychology nationally

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

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: $56,790

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,672

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: $60,021

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

Debt to earnings: 1.06

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 New Jersey | #208 in Psychology nationally

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

Economic score: 1.26

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: $39,369

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,831

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: $47,526

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.

#10 in New Jersey | #216 in Psychology nationally

Saint Elizabeth University

Morristown, New Jersey

Economic score: 1.31

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: $40,428

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $11,623

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: 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.

#11 in New Jersey | #236 in Psychology nationally

Felician University

Lodi, New Jersey

Economic score: 1.48

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: $45,139

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $6,818

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: $58,100

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.

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Princeton, New Jersey

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New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Newark, New Jersey

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

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 New Jersey?

Salary

$52,246

The median master's degree in psychology graduate earns $52,246 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$20,499

The average annual cost of a master's degree in psychology is $20,499. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.