Are you interested in studying psychology and not sure what the best places to study are in Texas? Our team did the research and found the 5 top rated Psychology colleges and universities in Texas so you can continue your studies and become a psychologist!

We looked at each college and we found one that is the best. We looked at things like graduation rates, student-teacher ratios, and how good the school’s extracurricular activities are. This will help students get ready for psychology classes at school and earn their degree. The state tests also show how well a student does in their class!

SchoolOur RatingLocation
University of Texas10/10Austin
University of Houston9.5/10Houston
Texas Tech University9/10Lubbock
Baylor University9/10Waco
Tarleton State University8.75Stephenville

Keep reading to learn more about our top rated schools

University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the top schools in the state for almost any discipline – and psychology is no different. Their undergraduate and graduate psychology degrees are the best in the state and well respected around the world.

University of Houston

The University of Houston is another top rated school for psychology. Their clinical phycology program has been accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association since 1959 and the department is known for research and research in Developmental, Cognitive, & Behavioral Neuroscience.

Texas Tech University

The Texas Tech Department of Psychological Sciences specializes in Clinical, Counseling, Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience, Human Factors, and Social Psychology. The are a good choice for undergrad and graduate degrees with a wide array of specialties and labs conducting active research.

Baylor University

Baylor University in Waco is another top choice. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees – specializing in Neuroscience with about 1000 undergrad students, 60 doctoral students and more than 20 full time employees.

Tarleton State University

Tarleton State University may be smaller than the other 4 schools on our list but they still offer a high quality psychology education. Tarleton made our list because they specialize in developmental, social, cognitive, clinical, counseling, human factor engineering, evolutionary, forensic, health, educational, industrial/organizational, and quantitative psychology so you are sure to find your fit.

How We Picked

Looking for more information about our rating system? Here are the factors that helped us pick the top public and private schools in Texas for Psychology

  • Location – The school or university has to be located in Texas
  • Test scores – Test score do not define a school, but those that score higher tend to do better
  • Extracurricular activities – University is about more than class, the more outside the classroom the better
  • Public sentiment – What people think of your school district matters, higher rated schools mean better access to jobs and a better career network