Washington Psychology Programs
(found 24 schools)

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

Overview

Psychology is one of the most popular fields of study today. A degree in psychology may provide opportunities for employment in the mental health, education and business fields. In the state of Washington, you have several undergraduate and graduate psychology degree options that can prepare you for a wide variety of careers.

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If you are ready to look into your options for getting your psychology degree in Washington, contact the schools you see below to request detailed program information today.

Psychology Education in Washington

Students pursuing degrees in psychology have the option of studying the subject at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate psychology programs in WA may begin with coursework at the introductory level in order to build a strong foundation for the future, according to the American Psychological Association. You will be introduced to beginning psychology concepts, research techniques, major psychological diagnoses and various psychological theories. You may also be required to take several classes from outside of the field of psychology in order to meet degree requirements.

At the master's degree level, psychology students begin to develop a focus and specialization. Advanced theories are introduced along with research methodologies and statistics. You will also begin taking courses in mild, moderate and severe disabilities, school counseling, crisis intervention, family systems and psychosocial evaluation. You may also be required to complete an internship in order to gain supervised clinical experience.

In doctoral level psychology programs, you will spend a considerable amount of time developing your specialization. You may also be required to engage in research, teach undergraduate courses and complete a clinical practicum. Practicum experience can likely be completed in a school setting, but there are additional options available in clinical educational psychology. Completion of psychology doctoral degrees in Washington typically involves successfully writing and defending a dissertation that relates to your area of specialization.

License Requirements for Psychologists in Washington

According to the Washington State Department of Health, there are several important requirements necessary before you can become a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington. First, you must complete a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution. The program of study should include 40 semester or 60 quarter hours in courses that make up an integrated psychology program.

Potential psychologists should also have completed 750 hours of residency and a 300 hour practicum. Applicants are required to complete at least 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience within a two year period of time. This experience must have been earned in a program accredited by the American Psychological Association and can be earned in a school or clinical setting. Finally, all applicants must successfully pass a written exam prior to achieving licensure.

Outlook for Psychology in Washington

The Washington State Employee Security Department lists the state's employee outlook. Those with a bachelor's degree may be eligible for employment as a social scientist researching educational interventions for students with special needs. This job is projected to experience long-term growth in the state of Washington, and social scientists may expect an average salary of $35 an hour. There is also projected long-term growth for social science research assistants, with an expected average salary of $19.50 an hour. Those with a bachelor's degree may also find employment in other in-demand fields, such as business, child care, or case management.

For those with a master's or doctoral degree, the career outlook for jobs in the mental health field is strong. Mental health careers are quickly growing, with a 1.4 percent annual growth rate in Washington for school, clinical and counseling psychologists. The average hourly wage is $36 an hour. Those with doctoral degrees may also be able to obtain positions in academia as a professor or university-level researcher. You may also be qualified for careers in school districts, research organization, business settings, or testing firms.

To learn more about all of your options, contact the schools you see on this page to learn more about earning your psychology degree in Washington.

Washington Psychology Schools

Antioch University Seattle (Seattle, WA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Adult psychotherapy
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Art therapy
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Child and family systems
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Community Counseling & Psychology Clinic
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Forensic psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology
Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Psychology - Art Therapy
Master of Arts in Psychology - Couple & Family Therapy
Master of Arts in Psychology - Drama Therapy
Master of Arts in Psychology - Ecopsychology
Master of Arts in Psychology - Integrative Studies in Psychology
Master of Arts in Psychology - Mental Health Counseling
Master of Arts in Psychology - Psychology & Spirituality
Argosy University (Seattle, WA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Advanced Studies in Psychology (online)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Criminal Justice Concentration
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Human Services (online)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Organizational Psychology Concentration
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Substance Abuse (online)
Certificate in Clinical Psychology
Certificate in Forensic Psychology (online)
Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy (online)
Doctor of Education (EdD) in Pastoral Community Counseling (online)
Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology - Forensic Psychology (online)
Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology - Orange, CA
Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology - Seattle, WA
Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology (online)
Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision (Atlanta)
Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling (online)
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - Seattle, WA
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology/Marriage & Family Therapy - Los Angeles, CA (online)
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Seattle, WA
Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology (Atlanta)
Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology
Master of Arts in Mental Health (online)
Master of Arts in School Psychology (online)
Master of Arts in Sport-Exercise Psychology (online)
Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology - Psychology, Human Biology/Pre-Med
Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Certificate in Experimental Psychology - Behavior Analysis
Master of Education in School Counseling
Master of Education in School Psychology
Master of Science in Experimental Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis.
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
City University of Seattle (Bellevue, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology - Child and Adolescent Services (online)
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology - Criminal Behavior (online)
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology - Gerontology (online)
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology (online)
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Couple and Family Therapy
Master of Counselling
Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling - School Counselor Certification
Master of Education in Leadership and School Counselling
Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology - Applied Development Interventions
Bachelor of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology - Pre-Counseling
Certificate in Psychology
Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science in Applied Psychology - School Counseling
Master of Science in Psychology
Master of Science in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in Psychology - General/Experimental Psychology
Master of Science in School Psychology
Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Community Counseling
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling
Master of Arts in in School Counseling
Master of Counselling
Heritage University (Toppenish, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master of Education in Counseling
Highline Community College (Des Moines, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts (AA) in Psychology
The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology (Seattle, WA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Northwest University (Kirkland, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Counseling Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Cultural Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - General Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Marriage and Family Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Organizational Behavior
Doctor of Psychology in Psychology - Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts in International Care and Community Development
Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Master of Arts - Marriage and Family Therapy
Saint Martin's University (Lacey, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Masters in School Counseling
Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
Certificate in School Counseling
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational
Master of Arts in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational
Master of Education in School Counseling
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Certificate in Pastoral Counseling
Certificate in School Counselor
Educational Specialist in School Psychology
Master of Arts in Education - Community Counseling
Master of Arts in Education - Integrating Counseling and Leadership
Master of Arts in Education - School Counseling
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Psychology - Existential-Phenomenological Therapeutic
Trinity Lutheran College (Everett, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Children, Youth & Family Studies - Pre-Counseling Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Forensic
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Gender Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Neuropsychology
University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Counseling - K-12
Major in Psychology
Major in Psychology - Biopsychology
Major in Psychology - Clinical
Major in Psychology - Cognition
Major in Psychology - Development
Major in Psychology - Industrial-Organizational
Major in Psychology - Learning
Major in Psychology - Perception
Major in Psychology - Personality
Major in Psychology - Sensation
Major in Psychology - Social
Master of Education in Counseling
Master of Education in Counseling - Mental Health Counseling
Master of Education in Counseling - School Counseling
University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Master of Education in Educational Psychology - Human Development & Cognition
Master of Education in Educational Psychology - Learning Sciences
Master of Education in Educational Psychology - Measurement, Statistics & Research Design
Master of Education in Educational Psychology - School Psychology
PhD in Educational Psychology - Human Development & Cognition
PhD in Educational Psychology - Learning Sciences
PhD in Educational Psychology - Measurement, Statistics & Research Design
PhD in Educational Psychology - School Psychology
PhD in Psychology - Adult Clinical Area
PhD in Psychology - Animal Behavior
PhD in Psychology - Behavioral Neuroscience
PhD in Psychology - Child Clinical Area
PhD in Psychology - Cognition and Perception
PhD in Psychology - Developmental Psychology
PhD in Psychology - Social Psychology and Personality
Walla Walla University (College Place, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
BA in Psychology
BS in Psychology
BS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
MA in Counseling Psychology
Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
MS in Psychology - Clinical
MS in Psychology - Experimental
Major in Neroscience
Major in Psychology
PhD in Psychology - Adult psychopathology
PhD in Psychology - Behavioral medicine
PhD in Psychology - Biological
PhD in Psychology - Clinical
PhD in Psychology - Clinical child and family psychology
PhD in Psychology - Cognition
PhD in Psychology - Experimental
PhD in Psychology - Neuropsychology
PhD in Psychology - Sensation and Perception
PhD in Psychology - Social/organizational
Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Neuroscience
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
MA in Rehabilitation Counseling
MS in Experimental Psychology
MS in Experimental Psychology - Cognitive
MS in Experimental Psychology - Developmental
MS in Experimental Psychology - Neuroscience
MS in Experimental Psychology - Social
MS in Mental Health Counseling
MS in Sport Psychology
Master of Education in School Counseling
Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Whitworth University (Spokane, WA)
School Accreditation:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Certificate in School Counseling
Master of Education in School Counseling