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Best On-Campus and Online Psychology Degree Programs in Michigan

Thinking of getting your psychology degree in the Great Lakes State? We’ve got you covered. Whether you want to earn a bachelor’s degree or a PhD, our guide outlines the best online and traditional psychology degree programs in Michigan and the variety of rewarding career paths they can lead to.

Author: Michael Hoffman
Editor: STEPS Staff

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Are you a Michigan resident looking to further your psychology education? Look no further. We have researched and identified the top accredited psychology degree programs offered by colleges and universities in Michigan. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a degree or certificate in psychology, we’ve got you covered. Additionally, we provide helpful information and advice on Michigan psychology degree online programs, financial aid opportunities, job prospects for psychology graduates, and more. Keep reading to learn about the best psychology degree programs available in Michigan.

Best Psychology Programs in Michigan in 2024

To jumpstart your search for the perfect psychology program in Michigan, we have highlighted three schools with exceptional offerings. Our selection criteria were based on key program factors such as affordability, comprehensive curriculum, program flexibility, and access to faculty and student support services. By showcasing these programs, we aim to give you an idea of what to look for when considering any psychology program. Our full rankings of psychology programs in Michigan will be released later in 2024, so be sure to check back for a more in-depth analysis.


University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan offers excellent psychology programs on all three of its campuses, the most comprehensive of which is located on the university’s main campus in Ann Arbor. Michigan’s undergraduate psychology program offers bachelor’s degrees in two majors: Psychology and Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN). Students in both majors also complete coursework in one of more than a dozen minor subjects. Advanced students may qualify for the Honors Program where they collaborate with faculty mentors to complete original research projects.

On the graduate level, Michigan offers an Accelerated Master’s Degree Program that allows its current psychology undergrads to take graduate-level courses during their senior year and continue earning a master’s with one additional year of studies. For students seeking their doctorate, Michigan’s Psychology Department offers a PhD program with six specialization options as well joint PhD degrees in Education and Psychology, Social Work and Psychology, and Women’s and Gender Studies and Psychology.


  • On-Campus
  • Full-Time

Undergraduate Programs:

  • BA Psychology
  • Bachelor of Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience

Graduate Programs:

  • Accelerated Master’s
  • PhD

Specialization Options:

  • Biopsychology
  • Clinical Science
  • Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality & Social Contexts
  • Social Psychology
  • Education and Psychology (joint degree)
  • Social Work and Psychology (joint degree)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies and Psychology (joint degree)


Central Michigan University

The Department of Psychology at Central Michigan University has a generous variety of degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, including what may be the broadest selection of bachelor’s degree options in the state. These options include a General Psychology major and concentrations in Business Psychology,