Best psychology graduate programs in Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin | #9 in Psychology nationally

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Economic score: 0.33

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: $54,531

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,112

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: $20,262

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

Debt to earnings: 0.37

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 Wisconsin | #45 in Psychology nationally

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

Economic score: 0.54

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: $47,378

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,673

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: $24,693

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

Debt to earnings: 0.52

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 Wisconsin | #59 in Psychology nationally

University of Wisconsin, Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin

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: $49,436

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $923

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: $29,768

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

Debt to earnings: 0.60

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 Wisconsin | #99 in Psychology nationally

Concordia University, Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin

Economic score: 0.76

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: $52,698

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,267

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: $42,632

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

Debt to earnings: 0.81

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 Wisconsin | #159 in Psychology nationally

Mount Mary University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Economic score: 1.01

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: $47,387

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $984

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: $46,835

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.

#6 in Wisconsin | #174 in Psychology nationally

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Economic score: 1.08

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: $42,787

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $5,598

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: 0.96

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 Wisconsin | #195 in Psychology nationally

Alverno College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Economic score: 1.21

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: $47,541

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $852

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: $56,497

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

Debt to earnings: 1.19

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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Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin, River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin

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

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 Wisconsin?

Salary

$48,328

The median master's degree in psychology graduate earns $48,328 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$17,398

The average annual cost of a master's degree in psychology is $17,398. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.