Generally speaking, you want to make sure you enter into a psychology program that is accredited. That said, there are a number of different forms of accreditation: national accreditation, regional accreditation (both general at the university level), and program specific accreditation. So, which is best? Simply put, it depends. Below is an overview of the different types of accreditation you should be on the lookout for. Rest assured, we have verified that ALL of the psychology programs and universities listed throughout PsychologyDegrees.org are accredited.

Regional Accrediting Boards

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These organizations are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Psychology Graduate Program Accreditation

A number of organizations accredit individual psychology graduate programs. Here are some of the most reputable:

Doctorate Level Psychology Specific Accrediting Boards