Ranking of Psy.D. Programs: Top Schools with Doctor of Psychology Programs
A doctoral degree in psychology, such as a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), is generally required to become a licensed psychologist. Psy.D. programs may require 5-6 years of study and typically focus on practicing psychology rather than research, as is usually the case for Ph.D programs. Many doctoral programs require a 1-year internship during the course of study.
Top Doctor of Psychology Programs
1. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick
Rutgers University, a state research institution, was founded in 1766 and has three campuses in New Jersey, including New Brunswick, Camden and Newark. U.S. News & World Report recognized Rutgers in 2010 by ranking it 26th among public schools and 66th among all national colleges and universities. The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology offers three Doctor of Psychology tracks with emphases on hands-on clinical training, including clinical, school and organizational psychology. In the 2008 rankings of U.S. News & World Report, Rutgers was the only Psy.D. program in the nation's top 50 graduate clinical psychology programs. The school also had the highest-ranking Psy.D. program on the 2005 Research in Developmental Disabilities list of top doctoral programs based on citations and publications by full-time faculty.
- Address: 57 US Hwy. 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- Phone Number: (732) 455-4636
2. Baylor University in Waco, Texas
Established in 1845, Baylor University is the oldest, continuously running institution of higher learning in Texas. This private university ranked 80th in the nation in 2010 by U.S. News & World Report and was named a Best Western College by the Princeton Review in the same year. In 1971, the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience established the nation's second Doctor of Psychology program. The program was 83rd in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 ranking of the best graduate schools with clinical psychology programs. The Psy.D. program was also recognized in the publication Psychology Exam Scores by Doctoral Program, which listed Baylor 74th among U.S. and Canadian schools with the highest cumulative Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) scores from 1997 to July 2006.
- Address: 500 Speight Ave., Waco, TX 76798
- Phone Number: (254) 710-1011
List of Ten Good Psy.D. Schools and Programs By Student Enrollment
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick||36,041||57 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901||(732) 445-4636|
|Nova Southeastern University||28,378||3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314||(800) 541-6682|
|Wright State University - Main Campus||16,672||3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435||(937) 775-3333|
|Baylor University||14,541||500 Speight Ave., Waco, TX 76798||(254) 710-1011|
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus||14,310||1011 South Dr., Indiana, PA 15705||(724) 357-2100|
|Hofstra University||12,333||100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549||(516) 463-6600|
|Indiana State University||10,457||200 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, IN 47809||(812) 237-6311|
|Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus||8,771||700 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY 11548||(516) 299-2900|
|Pepperdine University||7,614||24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90263||(310) 506-4000|
|University of Hartford||7,366||200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117||(860) 768-4100|
|Xavier University||6,584||3800 Victory Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45207||(513) 745-3000|
|Florida Institute of Technology||6,400||150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901||(321) 674-8000|
|Loyola University Maryland||6,080||4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210||(800) 221-9107|
|Biola University||5,893||13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639||(562) 903-6000|
|Widener University - Main Campus||4,861||1 University Pl., Chester, PA 19013||(800) 943-3637|
|University of Indianapolis||4,829||1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227||(317) 788-3368|
|George Fox University||3,383||414 N. Meridian St., Newberg, OR 97132||(503) 538-8383|
|Marywood University||3,378||2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509||(570) 348-6211|
|Pacific University||3,167||2043 College Wy., Forest Grove, OR 97116||(503) 352-6151|
|Fuller Theological Seminary||2,957||135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182||(626) 584-5200|
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