Best psychology graduate programs in Virginia

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 Virginia | #23 in Psychology nationally

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia

Economic score: 0.28

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

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Earnings: $56,606

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $20,946

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: $25,469

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

Debt to earnings: 0.45

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 Virginia | #35 in Psychology nationally

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia

Economic score: 0.33

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

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Earnings: $54,109

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $18,449

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: $27,430

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

Debt to earnings: 0.51

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 Virginia | #38 in Psychology nationally

Radford University

Radford, Virginia

Economic score: 0.35

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

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Earnings: $57,452

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $21,792

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: $31,944

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

Debt to earnings: 0.56

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 Virginia | #46 in Psychology nationally

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

Economic score: 0.38

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

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Earnings: $63,762

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $28,102

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: $43,011

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

Debt to earnings: 0.67

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 Virginia | #200 in Psychology nationally

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia

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: $50,068

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $14,408

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: $58,899

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

Debt to earnings: 1.18

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 Virginia | #285 in Psychology nationally

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Economic score: 1.33

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

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Earnings: $38,343

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,683

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: $54,666

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

Debt to earnings: 1.43

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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James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Norfolk, Virginia

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia

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Petersburg, Virginia

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William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

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