Top Schools for Health Psychology

Learn about programs in health psychology, which examine the effects of behavior, social context and other factors on mental and physical health. Read about the graduate options at three top-notch schools, and find a list of other universities that provide training for health psychologists.

School Overviews

Degree programs in health psychology can lead to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), with the latter available at Stanford University. A Ph.D. program is offered at Stanford University.

1. Stanford University in Stanford, CA

School Highlight: Stanford is flush with research centers, like the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, and the Stanford Humanities Center.

The Department of Psychology offers a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in health and development. The program includes courses in abnormal or personality psychology and cognitive neuroscience; students also learn how infants develop cognitive skills.

2. University of Michigan - Dearborn, MI

School Highlight: This school's Health Psychology program is made for either part-time or full-time students.

The Behavioral Science Department offers a Master of Science in Health Psychology program which emphasizes research and theory. This program is composed of eight courses totaling 39 credits. Additional credits are required in electives, theses or projects.

Top Health Psychology Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Texas State University Master program in health psychology San Marcos, TX
Santa Clara University M.A. in Counseling and M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Health Psychology emphasis Santa Clara, CA
Rutgers University Offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Psychology Camden, NJ

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