Top Ranked Psychology Degree Programs - Kansas City, MO

School and Ranking Information

There are two schools in Kansas City that offer psychology programs: one public university and one private not-for-profit college. Based on program options and school rankings, the following school is considered a top school in Kansas City for psychology degrees:

  • Winner: The University of Missouri - Kansas City is both the only public school and the only institution offering multiple levels of psychology programs in this city. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology.

School Info Chart

Category University of Missouri - Kansas City
Rankings Tied for #189 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Kansas City, MO
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $9,456 (in-state), $22,203 (out-of-state)**
Psychology Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctorate
Psychology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 121**
Most Popular Psychology Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (113 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 51%**
Noteworthy Psychology graduate program ranked #158 in 2013 and clinical psychology program ranked #104 in 2012*

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

University of Missouri - Kansas City

  • The clinical doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • This institution has had accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission since 1938

The University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) was founded in 1929 and, as of fall 2013, enrolls close to 16,000 students and had a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. UMKC has been ranked by the Princeton Review since 2012 as a best value school. The Department of Psychology at UMKC offers a bachelor's degree, master's degree and two doctoral degrees.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts program learn experimental methods in psychological research, data analysis and various theories of psychology. Coursework includes general psychology, experimental psychology, statistics, social psychology and clinical psychology. The Master of Arts in Psychology is earned in the process of pursuing a doctoral degree. The psychology department offers a Ph.D. in both clinical psychology and experimental health psychology. UMKC's Department of Education also offers a doctorate in counseling psychology.

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