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Gourman Ranking of U.S. Psychology Ph.D. Programs

    This page contains links to 40 psychology Ph.D. programs rank-ordered in quality according to the Princeton Review's "Gourman Report of Graduate Programs" (8th edition).

The Canadian Psychological Association Graduate Guide is a good source of information on graduate study in Canada, and John Krantz also maintains an extensive international list of Psychology Departments.

Note to Students: The rankings below should be considered no more than a rough approximation. Many excellent programs did not make it into Gourman's list, and of those that did, the difference between closely ranked programs was often too small to be meaningful. For a critical perspective on the Gourman rankings, see Caveat Emptor: The Gourman Report.

You would be well advised to consult as many faculty members as possible for feedback on your top school choices before applying to graduate school. Admission to graduate school is competitive, so apply to as many schools as possible; have your friends, family, and academic advisors look over your application materials; and if you receive letters of rejection, don't lose your sense of humor!


Gourman Report Rankings
Rank School Department Score
1 Stanford University Psychology 4.72
2 Yale University Psychology 4.70
3 University of Pennsylvania Psychology 4.69
4 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Psychology 4.68
5 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Psychology 4.66
6 Harvard University Psychology 4.65
7 University of California--Berkeley Psychology 4.63
8 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Psychology 4.60
9 University of California--Los Angeles Psychology 4.58
10 University of Chicago Psychology 4.55
11 University of California--San Diego Psychology 4.53
12 Carnegie Mellon University Psychology 4.52
13 Indiana University--Bloomington Psychology 4.48
14 Columbia University Psychology 4.47
15 Princeton University Psychology 4.45
16 University of Wisconsin--Madison Psychology 4.43
17 University of Oregon Psychology 4.42
18 University of Virginia Psychology 4.41
19 University of Texas--Austin Psychology 4.40
20 University of Washington Psychology 4.39
21 Cornell University Psychology 4.38
22 University of Colorado--Boulder Psychology 4.36
23 Brown University Psychology 4.35
24 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Psychology 4.33
25 Northwestern University Psychology 4.30
26 Johns Hopkins University Psychology 4.29
27 Ohio State University--Columbus Psychology 4.28
28 Purdue University--West Lafayette Psychology 4.27
29 Duke University Psy/Neuroscience 4.26
30 University of Rochester Psychology 4.25
31 Stony Brook University Psychology 4.23
32 Rutgers University Psychology 4.19
33 University of Iowa Psychology 4.18
34 Pennsylvania State University--University Park Psychology 4.17
35 Vanderbilt University Psychology 4.15
36 New York University Psychology 4.14
37 University of Southern California Psychology 4.13
38 University of California--Irvine Psychology 4.12
39 University of Massachusetts Amherst Psychology 4.11
40 University of Florida Psychology 4.09



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