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2023 Best Experimental Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools

29 Colleges in the United States
211 Doctor's Degrees
a doctor's degree in experimental psychology is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #89 out of 862 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 29 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Experimental Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 211 doctor's degrees in experimental psychology during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Experimental Psychology School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Experimental Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools The experimental psychology doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality experimental psychology program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to experimental psychology students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other experimental psychology students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized experimental psychology related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for experimental psychology students working on their doctor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Experimental Psychology Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Experimental Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Experimental Psychology in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in experimental psychology.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Experimental Psychology

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11 Annual Graduates

Harvard University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in experimental psychology. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from Harvard University

#2

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
16 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat Yale University if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in experimental psychology. Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of New Haven.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from Yale University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9 Annual Graduates

University of Chicago is one of the best schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in experimental psychology. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from University of Chicago

#4

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Brown University if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in experimental psychology. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Providence.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from Brown University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
19 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

#6

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7 Annual Graduates

University of Rochester is a large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Rochester.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from University of Rochester

#7

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12 Annual Graduates

NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from New York University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5 Annual Graduates

The Graduate Center is a medium-sized public school located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from The Graduate Center, CUNY

#9

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from Tufts University

#10

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Saint Louis, SLU is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a doctorate in experimental psychology from Saint Louis University

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One of 9 majors within the Child Development & Psychology area of study, Experimental Psychology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Research & Experimental Psychology 352
Developmental & Child Psychology 64
Social Psychology 42
Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics 20
Behavioral Neuroscience 16
Psychometrics & Quantitative Psychology 16
Personality Psychology 5

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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