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- Best Psychology Programs in Michigan
- Top Online Psychology Degree Programs in Michigan
- Types of Psychology Degrees You Can Earn in Michigan
- Financial Aid & Scholarships for Psychology Students in Michigan
- Job Outlook and Earnings Potential for Psychology Grads in Michigan
- Resources for Psychology Professionals and Students in Michigan
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If you live in Michigan and want to start or advance your psychology education, this guide is for you. We’ve surveyed the current psychology degree programs in Michigan and identified the best ones available at accredited Michigan colleges and universities. You’ll also find examples of the different types of psychology degrees and certificates available along with plenty of useful information and advice about Michigan psychology degree online programs, financial aid opportunities for psychology students, job options for psychology degree holders, and much more. Keep reading to discover who’s offering the best psychology degree programs in Michigan for 2021.
Best Psychology Programs in Michigan
To start your program search, we’ve spotlighted three schools offering some of the best psychology programs in Michigan. This selection is based on important program elements like affordability, curriculum comprehensiveness, program options and study flexibility, and access to faculty and student support services. These spotlights give you an idea of what to look for in any psychology program you consider. They also provide a preview of our full rankings of psychology programs in Michigan coming later in 2021, so be sure to check back.
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Central Michigan University
Western Michigan University
Top Online Psychology Degrees in Michigan
Distance learning has become an option for practically all majors in postsecondary education, including psychology. There are currently only a small number of online psychology degree programs in Michigan, but you can still find them at every degree level from associate degrees to doctorates. Expect a trend toward more distance education options as psychology programs in Michigan move substantial parts of their curriculums online.
Online psychology programs in Michigan come either entirely or partially online with coursework presented in synchronous or asynchronous formats or a combination of both. In addition, many online programs include field training experiences that require in-person attendance at a program-approved agency or practice facility located in and around the school’s or student’s local area.
We’ve spotlighted three top Michigan schools with extensive online psychology programs to give you an idea of what distance learning in psychology is all about. These highlights also provide a preview of our full online program rankings coming soon.
Michigan State University
University of Michigan – Flint
Types of Psychology Degrees You Can Earn in Michigan
With so many psychology degrees and certificate options available from Michigan colleges and universities, it’s not easy to know which one provides the skills and training most suited to your personal and career goals. The following descriptions and examples of the various types of psychology programs in Michigan can help you make the best choice.
Undergraduate Psychology Degrees in Michigan
Graduate Psychology Degrees in Michigan
Financial Aid and Scholarships for Psychology Students in Michigan
There are many financial aid resources available to Michigan psychology students, undergrads and postgrads alike. These include scholarships and grants, some of which are offered by the schools themselves for their psychology students. Examples of in-house scholarship programs include those from Central Michigan University and the Michigan School of Psychology. Other common funding sources include student loans, usually through the federal government, fellowships and assistantships for grad students, the VA for current military and veterans, and employer tuition reimbursement programs.
Contact your school’s financial aid office for information on potential funding sources. Also visit STEPS’ financial aid guide and scholarships guide to learn more about ways to pay for your psychology education.
Job Outlook and Earnings Potential for Psychology Grads in Michigan
The current outlook for psychology graduates intending professional careers in Michigan depends greatly on factors like your specific career field, employer, job title, and level of professional experience. Your geographic location can also impact your earnings potential. For example, the 2020 annual mean wage for psychologists in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn area is $97,100, substantially higher than the $83,380 figure for the state as a whole.
|Avg. Annual Openings |
|Annual Mean Wage (2020)|
|Psychologists: Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||7.7%||260||$88,050|
|Psychologists: All Other||-2.7%||30||$83,380|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||15.6%||60||$50,050|
|Human Resource Managers||2.3%||340||$124,410|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||8.4%||470||$50,160|
Resources for Psychology Professionals and Students in Michigan
The MASP is a professional association of current and retired school psychologists and school psychologist supervisors, administrators, educators, and students in Michigan. Useful resources include information on the school psychology profession, job and internship postings, and more.
The Michigan Board of Psychology is the state regulatory agency for professional psychological and related practice in the state. Its website gives comprehensive information on state licensing, exam, and continuing education requirements.
The MCA is a non-profit association of professional counselors working in a range of practice settings throughout Michigan. Membership benefits include networking events like the association’s annual conference. MCA also provides professional development webinar videos and lists internship opportunities for clinical graduate students.
A state affiliate of the American Psychological Association, the MPA advances psychological science and the education and practice of psychology in Michigan. Student memberships are available with benefits that include networking events, mentoring opportunities, education program discounts, and more.
Psi Chi, an honor society of current and former psychology students, aims to “encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology.” There are nearly 30 Psi Chi chapters on Michigan college and university campuses throughout the state.