Hawaii Psychology Programs

Hawaii is the most recent state to join the Union (1959) and is the only state that is made up entirely of Islands (many hundreds of islands). Hawaii’s year-round warm tropical climate, diverse scenery, abundance of exotic wildlife, beautiful sandy beaches, and active volcanoes makes it one of the top destination locations not only in the United States but in the entire world. Tourists, biologists, surfers, and volcanologists all flock to this tiny island state by the millions every year, and some end up enjoying it some much they never leave. Hawaii currently has over a million permanent residents. Most of these live on the main island of Hawaii, often referred to as “The Big Island”.

Hawaii has a strong and growing economy. As you might imagine one of Hawaii’s largest industries is Tourism. In fact, tourism is the backbone of Hawaii’s economy. Tourists contribute many hundreds of millions of dollars to Hawaii’s economy on an annual basis in the form of product sales, general excise tax and hotel room tax revenues.

On average a psychologist practicing in Hawaii will earn about $75,000 a year. While this is slightly hire than the average pay for psychologists across the nation, don’t forget that the cost of living in Hawaii is quite high. If you want to become wealthy working as a psychologist you might consider taking a job as an industrial-organizational psychologist in New York or back east somewhere, because working as a clinical, counseling or school psychologist in Hawaii is going to provide you just enough money to get by.

To practice psychology in Hawaii you’ll need to earn your doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited program. There are several schools in Hawaii that offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in psychology. We’ve listed these directly below.

Argosy University – Atlanta, GA
Programs offered include:
B.A. in Psychology
Certificate in Clinical Psychology
Certificate in Psychopharmacology
Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology
Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
M.A in Clinical Psychology
M.A in Forensic Psychology
M.A in Marriage & Family Therapy
M.S. in Psychopharmacology

Brigham Young University-Hawaii – Laie, HI
Programs offered include:
B.S. in Psychology

Chaminade University of Honolulu – Honolulu, HI
Programs offered include:
Behavioral Sciences Major – Cultural Diversity Track
Behavioral Sciences Major – Sociology Track

Hawaii Pacific University – Honolulu, HI
Programs offered include:
B.A. in Psychology

University of Hawaii at Hilo – Hilo, HI
Programs offered include:
B.A. in Psychology
M.A. in Counseling Psychology

University of Hawaii at Manoa – Honolulu, HI
Programs offered include:
B.A. in Psychology
Clinical Studies Program
Clinical Studies Respecialization Program
Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychopathology
Ph.D. in Psychology – Community and Cultural Concentration
Ph.D. in Psychology – Developmental
Social / Personality Research Program

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