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Psychology Master’s Degrees Ranked Top 10 Nationally

June 29, 2023

Two of Angelo State University’s Master of Science (M.S.) in psychology degree programs have been ranked among the best and most affordable in the nation for 2023 by multiple higher education resource guides.

Angelo State’s M.S. in counseling psychology degree is a 60-credit-hour program that is offered on campus in an in-person format. It prepares students to become licensed psychological associates (LPA) or licensed professional counselors (LPC). It recently earned the following national ranking:

ASU’s M.S. in applied psychology degree requires 36 credit hours and is offered totally online. An undergraduate degree in psychology is not required for admission to the program. It recently earned the following national rankings:

Additionally, ASU has been ranked No. 21 among the 2023 “A-List Schools” offering the “Best Online Psychology Master’s Programs” by

Dr. James Forbes Dr. James Forbes “We are pleased that our programs continue to be nationally recognized on an annual basis,” said Dr. James Forbes, chair of the Department of Psychology. “Positive reviews from third parties are independent confirmation of the quality and value of our psychology graduate programs.”

All of the guides use similar criteria for their rankings, including accreditation, quality and length of program, tuition costs, online accessibility (if applicable), school reputation and return on investment. Data sources include the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, school websites and other ranking entities like U.S. News and World Report.

ASU has also added a new Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in counseling psychology degree program that is offered on campus and prepares students for high-demand careers as licensed psychologists.

All of ASU’s on-campus and online psychology degree programs are offered through the Department of Psychology within the Archer College of Health and Human Services. More details are available at