Kentucky Psychology Programs
(found 29 schools)

Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Kentucky that offer Psychology degree programs.

Overview

A degree in general psychology is one of today's highly sought after qualities for an employer. Coursework in psychology can help prepare an employee for several important job functions, such as working in a group, leading a team and understanding workplace dynamics. Psychology can also prepare one to work in the mental health or research fields. In Kentucky, there is an increasing need for qualified individuals with undergraduate or graduate degrees in general psychology.



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You will find a full listing of all the psychology schools in Kentucky below. Find programs you are interested in and request information to learn more about starting your rewarding career in psychology.

Psychology Education in Kentucky

The American Psychological Association offers guidelines for a strong undergraduate program in psychology. According to the APA, if you are pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology, you should be introduced to the basic concepts, theories and methodologies of psychology through introductory courses. In some schools, you will mostly likely be required to take general courses in math, science, philosophy and literature in order to earn your bachelor's degree.

If you are looking to earn your master's degree, you should expect to go more in-depth into the theories and methodologies of psychology. You may be required to take the following courses:

  • Cognitive-behavioral psychology
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Biological psychology

Many programs also require a supervised clinical experience in an internship program. Finally, you will most likely be required to research and defend a thesis to complete your Master's Degree in Psychology.

Lastly, if you are pursuing a doctorate degree in general psychology, you may take courses in advanced theories and research methodologies. You may also take courses in styles of counseling, including group counseling, child psychology, marriage and family therapy and bereavement counseling. You may work with department faculty to conduct and publish research in addition to the student's independent research for a dissertation or capstone project. Finally, most programs require that you participate in supervised clinical internships and practicum to complete your doctoral degree.

License Requirements for Graduates

The Board of Examiners of Psychology is the governing board for licensure as a general psychologist in the state of Kentucky. The organization lists several requirements for those hoping to obtain licensure to practice as a psychologist. First, all candidates must complete a doctoral program in an accredited college or university. The candidate may earn either a PsyD or PhD to qualify. The state of Kentucky requires two years and 3,600 hours of supervised clinical experience. The first year can be completed during the doctorate program and the second year must be completed as a post-graduate. Finally, the candidate must successfully complete a written examination in order to qualify for licensure as a general psychologist.

Outlook for Psychology in Kentucky

In Kentucky, like in much of the United States, the demand for qualified psychologists and psychology majors is increasing rapidly. For those with an undergraduate degree in psychology, a career as a social scientist is a promising option. In Kentucky, the annual average wage was $57,780 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average annual salary for social science technicians is $37,390 as of May 2013. The average annual salary for Child and family Social Workers was $38,360.

For those with advanced degrees, the demand is even higher. In Kentucky, there is a 6.2% annual increase in positions with an average salary of $55,000 a year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists can expect an annual average wage of $55,490. Those with doctoral degrees in psychology may also find positions as university professors or researchers, as researchers in hospitals and clinical settings, as clinicians responsible for diagnosing and treating developmental disabilities in children and as a program manager or employee trainer in corporations.

If you're not sure about the specialty you'd like to go into, use our specialty pages as a resource to find your career path. To find more program specific information, look over the schools below and request information from those that offer the degrees you are considering.

Kentucky Psychology Schools

Asbury College (Wilmore, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Grades 8-12
Major in Psychology
Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Counseling
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Major in Psychology - Human Resources
Major in Psychology - Human Services
Berea College (Berea, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
Brescia University (Owensboro, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
Campbellsville University (Campbellsville, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Master of Science Counseling - Clinical Counseling
Master of Science Counseling - Clinical Counseling (online)
Master of Science Counseling - Generalist
Master of Science Counseling - Generalist (online)
Master of Science Counseling - Marriage and Family
Master of Science Counseling - Marriage and Family (online)
Centre College (Danville, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychobiology
Major in Psychology
Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinic
Certificate In School Counseling
Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Master of Arts Human Services
Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in General Psychology
Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Specialist in School Psychology
Georgetown College (Georgetown, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Kentucky Christian University (Grayson, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology
Kentucky State University (Frankfort, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Kentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services & Counseling
Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
Master of Education in Counseling & Human Development
Master of Education in Counseling & Human Development - Mental Health Counseling
Mid-Continent University (Mayfield, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts or Science: Behavioral Studies (non-counseling track)
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology & Counseling
Bachelor of Science: Psychology & Counseling (Traditional, Evenings, and Online) (online)
Midway College (Midway, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (online)
Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Abnormal & Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Adjustment & Development
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Biopsychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Learning & Motivation
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Perception & Cognition
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Social & Personality
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Abnormal & Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Adjustment & Development
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Biopsychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Learning & Motivation
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Perception & Cognition
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Social & Personality
Certification in Counseling
Certification in Substance Abuse Counselors
Educational Specialist in Counseling - Professional Clinical Counselor
Educational Specialist in Counseling - School Counseling
Master of Arts in Counseling
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
Master of Arts in Psychology - General/experimental psychology
Murray State University (Murray, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Educational Specialist in Guidance and Counseling - Community Counseling
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Master of Arts in General Psychology
Master of Arts in School Counseling
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in General Psychology
Rank I in Guidance and Counseling
Rank I with School Psychologist Certification - School Psychologist Pre K - 12
Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Certificate in Student Affairs
Certificates in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Certificates in Occupational Health Psychology
Certificates in Organizational Psychology
Master of Arts in School Counseling
Master of Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Master of Science in Community Counseling
Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Pikeville College (Pikeville, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Saint Catharine College (Saint Catharine, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Spalding University (Louisville, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences - Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Adult Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Child/Adolescent/Family Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Forensic Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis
Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Transylvania University (Lexington, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Union College (Barbourville, KY)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BA/MA in Psychology
Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counselor (online)
Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical Psychology (online)
Master of Arts in Psychology - Counseling
Master of Arts in Psychology - School Psychology
University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology
Educational Specialist in Counseling Psychology
Educational Specialist in Educational Psychology
Educational Specialist in School Psychology
Master in Rehabilitation Counseling
Master in Rehabilitation Counseling (online)
Master of Science in Education in Counseling Psychology
Master of Science in Education in Educational Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology
PhD in Counseling Psychology
PhD in Educational Psychology - Academic Motivation
PhD in Educational Psychology - Human Development Across the Lifespan
PhD in Educational Psychology - Multicultural Education
PhD in Educational Psychology - Quantitative Research Methods
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
PhD in School Psychology
PhD. in Experimental Psychology
PhD. in Experimental Psychology - Animal Learning, Behavior, and Cognition
PhD. in Experimental Psychology - Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology
PhD. in Experimental Psychology - Cognitive Psychology
PhD. in Experimental Psychology - Developmental Psychology
PhD. in Experimental Psychology - Social Psychology
University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Natural Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Experimental Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy of Education Counseling and Personnel Services
Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services - Art Therapy
Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services - College Student Personnel
Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services - Counseling Psychology
Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services - Mental Health Counseling
Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services - School Counseling
University of Phoenix (Louisville, KY)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
AA with a concentration in Psychology (online)
BS in Psychology (online)
Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (online)
MS In Psychology (online)
University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (online)
Master of Arts in School Counseling
Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Extended
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - General
Certificate in Addictions Counseling & Education
Educational Specialist in School Counseling
Educational Specialist in School Psychology
Master in Education in Marriage and Family Therapy
Master in Education in Professional Counseling
Master in Education in Student Affairs
Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical
Master of Arts in Psychology - Experimental
Master of Arts in Psychology - General
Master of Arts in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational