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2023 Best Social Psychology Schools

26 Colleges in the United States
982 Social Psychology Degrees Awarded
A degree in social psychology is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #438 out of 1506 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual reviewed 26 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of social psychology. Combined, these schools handed out 982 degrees in social psychology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Social Psychology School

Best Social Psychology Schools Your choice of social psychology school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Social Psychology School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Social Psychology Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Social Psychology Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Featured Social Psychology Programs

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Best Schools for Social Psychology in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the social psychology degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Schools in Social Psychology

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In DC

George Washington University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in social psychology. GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of #40 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 3 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY

Any student pursuing a degree in social psychology has to look into New York University. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #30 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 16 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year.

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#3

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY

Any student who is interested in social psychology has to look into University of Rochester. Located in the city of Rochester, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #63 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means University of Rochester is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at University of Rochester in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
365 Social Psychology Degrees Awarded

University of California - Irvine is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in social psychology. UC Irvine is a very large public university located in the large city of Irvine. A Best Colleges rank of #77 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UC Irvine is a great university overall.

There were approximately 365 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at UC Irvine in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NY

Located in the large city of New York, The Graduate Center is a public school with a medium-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #104 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means The Graduate Center is a great school overall.

There were about 3 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at The Graduate Center in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CT

Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #158 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UCONN is a great university overall.

There were about 4 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA

UCSD is a fairly large public university located in the large city of La Jolla. A Best Colleges rank of #49 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UCSD is a great university overall.

There were roughly 26 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at UCSD in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MA

Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. A Best Colleges rank of #45 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.

There were about 1 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at Boston College in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NY

Located in the city of New York, Teachers College is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #42 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Teachers College is a great university overall.

There were about 10 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at Teachers College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY

Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Syracuse. A Best Colleges rank of #71 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Syracuse is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1 social psychology students who graduated with this degree at Syracuse in the most recent data year.

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Research & Experimental Psychology 10,153
Experimental Psychology 3,211
Developmental & Child Psychology 1,419
Behavioral Neuroscience 1,383
Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics 245
Psychometrics & Quantitative Psychology 96
Comparative Psychology 24
Personality Psychology 18
Psychopharmacology 11

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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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