Identifies Nation’s Best Master's in Counseling Psychology Degree Programs

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Research firm spotlights schools notable for educational quality and affordability in 2021, a leading higher education research and resource provider in the psychology space, has announced their 2021 rankings for the top US Master's in Counseling Psychology programs. The company researched 260 programs from around the nation to highlight the best of the best in this important field. Among the top schools listed are The University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, Lehigh University, and Columbia International University.

"Finding the top schools offering the highest quality counseling psychology programs for graduate students required looking beyond just the cost of a degree," Jason Samarin, founder and CEO of Psychology Degree Guide said. "Our team of data experts spent several months identifying and researching the hundreds of counseling psychology degree programs at the master's level to find which schools truly excel when it comes to academics, curriculum, affordability and student support."

The ranking methodology weighed metrics designed to determine appeal to prospective students, including student-to-faculty ratios, research expenditures, and enrollment rates for accepted students, as well as factoring in acceptance rates, graduation rates, tuition costs, mid-career salary information and other data points. The 2021 rankings use the most recent data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics as provided through their IPEDS and College Navigator platforms, as well as information provided on the universities' websites, among other sources.

To be eligible for placement in rankings schools must be an accredited public or private not-for-profit institution and submit an annual report to the National Center for Education Statistics. For complete information on data and methodology, as well as a full rankings for each psychology program visit:

Schools listed among the top Master's in Counseling Psychology programs for 2021 include:

Bethel University
Boston College
California State University-Bakersfield
Central Methodist University
Cincinnati Christian University
Clarks Summit University
Columbia International University
Hope International University
Johns Hopkins University
LeTourneau University
Lehigh University
Lincoln Christian University
Multnomah University
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Northwestern University
Santa Clara University
Simpson University
Southeastern University
Southern University and A & M College
Tarleton State University
Texas A & M International University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Mary
University of Pennsylvania
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Webster University


Launched in 2010, is headquartered just outside of Boston in Watertown, MA. The company's mission is to create reliable and authoritative online information resources for students pursuing higher education in the field of psychology. The team at are passionate believers in helping prospective students make informed decisions about higher education through objective information about educational options and career prospects. For more information, visit

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