Best Psychology Universities

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Psychology universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 30 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Psychology, over 12,536 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 1,017 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
1 World 1 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 90 15,740 Σ H-Index 5,903
2 World 2 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 96 13,663 Σ H-Index 5,685
3 World 3 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 88 12,282 Σ H-Index 4,789
4 World 4 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 71 10,121 Σ H-Index 4,396
5 World 1 National King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 63 13,394 Σ H-Index 4,318
6 World 1 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 76 10,928 Σ H-Index 4,221
7 World 5 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 64 11,309 Σ H-Index 4,183
8 World 6 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 70 11,715 Σ H-Index 4,180
9 World 7 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 60 9,945 Σ H-Index 4,031
10 World 8 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 70 9,470 Σ H-Index 3,986
11 World 9 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 76 9,501 Σ H-Index 3,901
12 World 2 National University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 56 11,038 Σ H-Index 3,648
13 World 10 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 55 9,727 Σ H-Index 3,638
14 World 11 National University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 61 9,139 Σ H-Index 3,576
15 World 2 National University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Canada
Scholars 63 8,109 Σ H-Index 3,353
16 World 3 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 45 9,412 Σ H-Index 3,339
17 World 12 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 58 7,749 Σ H-Index 3,267
18 World 13 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 65 7,703 Σ H-Index 3,203
19 World 14 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 54 7,037 Σ H-Index 3,061
20 World 15 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 48 6,862 Σ H-Index 2,968
21 World 4 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 42 8,501 Σ H-Index 2,801
22 World 1 National Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 54 7,706 Σ H-Index 2,780
23 World 16 National Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 56 7,096 Σ H-Index 2,771
24 World 17 National Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 47 6,240 Σ H-Index 2,622
25 World 1 National University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Australia
Scholars 50 8,420 Σ H-Index 2,589
26 World 2 National University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 47 7,097 Σ H-Index 2,575
27 World 18 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 46 5,973 Σ H-Index 2,556
28 World 19 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 45 6,385 Σ H-Index 2,526
29 World 2 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Australia
Scholars 46 7,991 Σ H-Index 2,518
30 World 3 National UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 45 8,686 Σ H-Index 2,513
31 World 4 National University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Australia
Scholars 47 8,325 Σ H-Index 2,500
32 World 20 National University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States
Scholars 44 6,235 Σ H-Index 2,456
33 World 21 National New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 46 5,787 Σ H-Index 2,431
34 World 22 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 47 6,096 Σ H-Index 2,385
35 World 23 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 45 5,328 Σ H-Index 2,365
36 World 3 National University of Groningen

University of Groningen

Netherlands
Scholars 44 7,069 Σ H-Index 2,333
37 World 24 National Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 43 5,980 Σ H-Index 2,308
38 World 25 National University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

United States
Scholars 42 5,473 Σ H-Index 2,238
39 World 26 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 38 5,221 Σ H-Index 2,231
40 World 27 National University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

United States
Scholars 38 5,413 Σ H-Index 2,226
41 World 4 National Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands
Scholars 46 6,845 Σ H-Index 2,213
42 World 28 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 44 5,305 Σ H-Index 2,207
43 World 29 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 44 5,732 Σ H-Index 2,199
44 World 30 National Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 38 5,741 Σ H-Index 2,152
45 World 31 National Michigan State University

Michigan State University

United States
Scholars 42 5,025 Σ H-Index 2,150
46 World 5 National Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 39 6,741 Σ H-Index 2,145
47 World 32 National Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 36 6,224 Σ H-Index 2,141
48 World 33 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 38 4,643 Σ H-Index 2,113
49 World 34 National Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 41 5,605 Σ H-Index 2,108
50 World 35 National Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

United States
Scholars 37 5,382 Σ H-Index 2,103
51 World 1 National KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 41 6,800 Σ H-Index 2,075
52 World 36 National University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 33 4,358 Σ H-Index 1,937
53 World 37 National Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 37 4,963 Σ H-Index 1,891
54 World 38 National University of Oregon

University of Oregon

United States
Scholars 34 4,592 Σ H-Index 1,872
55 World 39 National University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 30 4,572 Σ H-Index 1,869
56 World 40 National Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 32 5,068 Σ H-Index 1,854
57 World 6 National Maastricht University

Maastricht University

Netherlands
Scholars 32 5,843 Σ H-Index 1,808
58 World 41 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 35 4,630 Σ H-Index 1,771
59 World 3 National University of Western Ontario

University of Western Ontario

Canada
Scholars 35 4,061 Σ H-Index 1,746
60 World 2 National Ghent University

Ghent University

Belgium
Scholars 32 5,225 Σ H-Index 1,741
61 World 7 National Leiden University

Leiden University

Netherlands
Scholars 35 4,711 Σ H-Index 1,709
62 World 42 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 30 4,431 Σ H-Index 1,707
63 World 43 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 30 4,012 Σ H-Index 1,664
64 World 44 National University of California, San Francisco

University of California, San Francisco

United States
Scholars 29 4,171 Σ H-Index 1,635
65 World 45 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 29 3,944 Σ H-Index 1,618
66 World 46 National University of South Florida

University of South Florida

United States
Scholars 33 3,771 Σ H-Index 1,599
67 World 47 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 27 3,444 Σ H-Index 1,557
68 World 48 National University of Missouri

University of Missouri

United States
Scholars 29 3,806 Σ H-Index 1,508
69 World 49 National University of Iowa

University of Iowa

United States
Scholars 29 3,458 Σ H-Index 1,449
70 World 4 National McMaster University

McMaster University

Canada
Scholars 29 4,058 Σ H-Index 1,439
71 World 5 National McGill University

McGill University

Canada
Scholars 30 3,919 Σ H-Index 1,415
72 World 50 National Temple University

Temple University

United States
Scholars 26 3,888 Σ H-Index 1,412
73 World 51 National University of Kansas

University of Kansas

United States
Scholars 29 3,792 Σ H-Index 1,370
74 World 5 National University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 26 4,184 Σ H-Index 1,361
75 World 6 National University of Montreal

University of Montreal

Canada
Scholars 25 4,268 Σ H-Index 1,354
76 World 52 National Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

United States
Scholars 21 3,001 Σ H-Index 1,334
77 World 1 National University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 24 4,171 Σ H-Index 1,304
78 World 53 National University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 25 3,281 Σ H-Index 1,301
79 World 8 National Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 18 4,213 Σ H-Index 1,279
80 World 54 National Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

United States
Scholars 24 2,968 Σ H-Index 1,278
81 World 55 National University of Rochester

University of Rochester

United States
Scholars 19 2,804 Σ H-Index 1,199
82 World 56 National Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

United States
Scholars 24 3,154 Σ H-Index 1,188
83 World 5 National Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 21 4,139 Σ H-Index 1,169
84 World 57 National City University of New York

City University of New York

United States
Scholars 24 2,920 Σ H-Index 1,168
85 World 58 National University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 23 3,012 Σ H-Index 1,167
86 World 1 National Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University

Israel
Scholars 26 3,258 Σ H-Index 1,142
87 World 1 National Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University

Germany
Scholars 22 3,945 Σ H-Index 1,135
88 World 59 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 23 2,894 Σ H-Index 1,130
89 World 1 National Karolinska Institute

Karolinska Institute

Sweden
Scholars 19 3,147 Σ H-Index 1,091
90 World 2 National University of Tübingen

University of Tübingen

Germany
Scholars 19 3,599 Σ H-Index 1,087
91 World 6 National Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 22 2,827 Σ H-Index 1,066
92 World 7 National University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 20 3,545 Σ H-Index 1,059
93 World 1 National University of Bergen

University of Bergen

Norway
Scholars 22 3,041 Σ H-Index 1,044
94 World 1 National University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

Finland
Scholars 19 3,396 Σ H-Index 1,030
95 World 60 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 22 2,387 Σ H-Index 1,022
96 World 61 National University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 20 2,719 Σ H-Index 1,020
97 World 62 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 22 2,548 Σ H-Index 1,005
98 World 63 National Iowa State University

Iowa State University

United States
Scholars 19 2,291 Σ H-Index 998
99 World 1 National University of Padua

University of Padua

Italy
Scholars 24 3,072 Σ H-Index 981
100 World 6 National Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Australia
Scholars 21 3,204 Σ H-Index 963

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