Best psychology graduate programs in Washington

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 Washington | #71 in Psychology nationally

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

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: $55,244

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,926

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: $38,412

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

Debt to earnings: 0.70

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 Washington | #109 in Psychology nationally

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

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: $57,903

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,672

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: $50,319

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.

#3 in Washington | #136 in Psychology nationally

Northwest University

Kirkland, Washington

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: $48,004

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,913

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: 0.85

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 Washington | #157 in Psychology nationally

City University of Seattle

Seattle, Washington

Economic score: 1.00

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: $51,608

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,909

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: $53,363

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

Debt to earnings: 1.03

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 Washington | #206 in Psychology nationally

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington

Economic score: 1.25

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: $47,260

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,291

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: $55,350

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.

#6 in Washington | #235 in Psychology nationally

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington

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: $44,418

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,615

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: $62,227

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

Debt to earnings: 1.40

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 Washington | #285 in Psychology nationally

Bastyr University

Kenmore, Washington

Economic score: 4.96

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: $31,557

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $17,233

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: $101,182

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

Debt to earnings: 3.21

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.

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Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

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Walla Walla University

College Place, Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

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University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

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

Years

1.2 years

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in psychology is covered by average graduate earnings in 1.2 years.

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

Salary

$51,517

The median master's degree in psychology graduate earns $51,517 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$18,954

The average annual cost of a master's degree in psychology is $18,954. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.