Best psychology graduate programs in Tennessee

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 Tennessee | #2 in Psychology nationally

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.14

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $88,221

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $57,525

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $34,423

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

Debt to earnings: 0.39

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Tennessee | #4 in Psychology nationally

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.16

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $73,667

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $42,971

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $28,183

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

Debt to earnings: 0.38

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Tennessee | #147 in Psychology nationally

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.69

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $50,008

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $19,312

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $56,342

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

Debt to earnings: 1.13

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Tennessee | #168 in Psychology nationally

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.75

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $40,958

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,262

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,000

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

Debt to earnings: 1.00

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Tennessee | #199 in Psychology nationally

Freed-Hardeman University

Henderson, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.84

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $44,971

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $14,275

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $55,112

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

Debt to earnings: 1.23

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Tennessee | #250 in Psychology nationally

Tennessee State University

Nashville, Tennessee

Economic score: 1.07

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $41,937

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,241

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $61,500

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

Debt to earnings: 1.47

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Tennessee | #279 in Psychology nationally

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee

Economic score: 1.28

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $38,217

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,521

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $60,720

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

Debt to earnings: 1.59

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in Tennessee | #303 in Psychology nationally

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Tennessee

Economic score: 1.52

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $33,189

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,493

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $54,625

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

Debt to earnings: 1.65

Calculated by dividing the debt 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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