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2023 Best Social Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools

13 Colleges in the United States
42 Doctor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your doctor's degree in social psychology, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #250 in the country in terms of popularity. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 13 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Social Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 42 doctor's degrees in social psychology during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

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

Best Social Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools The social psychology doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. 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 take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a collection of different 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 social psychology students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other social 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 social psychology related body.

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

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Social Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for social psychology students seeking a a doctor's degree.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Social Psychology

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

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

#2

University of Rochester

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

It is difficult to beat University of Rochester if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in social psychology. University of Rochester is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Rochester.More information about a doctorate in social psychology from University of Rochester

#3

New York University

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

New York University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in social psychology. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in social psychology from New York University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4 Annual Graduates

University of Connecticut is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in social psychology. UCONN is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Storrs.More information about a doctorate in social psychology from University of Connecticut

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Irvine, UC Irvine is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in social psychology from University of California - Irvine

#6

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in social psychology from Boston College

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8 Annual Graduates

Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in social psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Loyola Chicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago.More information about a doctorate in social psychology from Loyola University Chicago

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Reno, UNR is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in social psychology from University of Nevada - Reno

#10

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in social psychology from Syracuse University

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Social Psychology is one of 9 different types of Child Development & Psychology programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Social Psychology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Research & Experimental Psychology 352
Experimental Psychology 211
Developmental & Child Psychology 64
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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