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Master’s Degrees in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

563 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 52 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 33% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of psychiatric/mental health nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Majors

In 2018-2019, 563 earned their master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. This earns it the #9 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in psychiatric/mental health nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Graduate Certificate 633
Master’s Degree 563
Doctor’s Degree 70

Earnings of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Majors With Master’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. About 75.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 139
Women 424
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of psychiatric/mental health nursing master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 35
Black or African American 82
Hispanic or Latino 56
White 347
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 36
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Master's Degree Students

There are 52 colleges that offer a master’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
48 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vanderbilt University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 13,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,624 per year.

The psychiatric/mental health nursing program at Vanderbilt University awarded 48 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 77% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Hunter College

New York, New York
47 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hunter College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Roughly 23,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The psychiatric/mental health nursing program at Hunter College awarded 47 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#3

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
46 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Maryville University of Saint Louis. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,346 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from Maryville U. Of these students, 85% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

33 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,083 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at IWU. About 82% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
31 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Stony Brook University. Roughly 26,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at SUNY Stony Brook. Of these students, 71% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

24 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Florida International University. Roughly 58,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at FIU. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

22 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at IUPUI. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#8

New York University

New York, New York
21 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is New York University. Roughly 52,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The psychiatric/mental health nursing program at New York University awarded 21 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York
21 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Molloy College. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,330 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,510 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at Molloy. Of these students, 86% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
19 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Seattle University. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,765 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,280 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at Seattle U. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#10

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
19 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne State University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Roughly 26,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at Wayne State. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#12

Dewey University - Hato Rey

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
17 Yearly Graduations
65% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Dewey University - Hato Rey. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,480 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,535 per year.

The psychiatric/mental health nursing program at Dewey University - Hato Rey awarded 17 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#13

Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Upstate Medical University. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at SUNY Upstate Medical University. About 56% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Allen College

Waterloo, Iowa
16 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Allen College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,040 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from Allen College. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#15

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Pennsylvania. Each year, around 26,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from UPenn. Of these students, 60% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Alverno College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
15 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Alverno College. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,656 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,971 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from Alverno. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#15

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, Massachusetts
15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is MGH Institute of Health Professions. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $70,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $61,200 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#15

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Rochester. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,705 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at University of Rochester. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#19

D'Youville College

Buffalo, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

D'Youville College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,892 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from D'Youville College. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#20

The Sage Colleges

Troy, New York
11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Sage Colleges is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,140 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 master's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at Russel Sage. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to psychiatric/mental health nursing that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 17,491
Family Practice Nursing 13,773
Nursing Administration 7,493
Nursing Research & Other 1,922
Nursing Science 1,652

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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