Neuropsychology combines the study of how the brain works and the physical structures that help generate and deliver thoughts and messages through the brain. This area of psychology sounds like it’s a medical degree, and graduates usually find work in hospitals and labs, but the work is verbal instead of working with the body. To learn how you can become a cognitive neuropsychologist through a degree program, continue reading below.

Choosing the Right Online Neuropsychology Degree Program

Neuropsychology is a specialty field of psychology that requires a Ph.D. or Psy.D. and supervised experience before being able to work independently. It requires an average of 10 years of education in order to become a neuropsychologist and start contributing to research.

Alternatively, students can also earn their undergraduate degree in pre-med or biology and take psychology courses as part of their electives. A student needs to make sure that the online program they attend has accreditation regardless of the educational pathway they choose. Accreditation ensures that the education that’s provided meets industry standards and that graduates receive an education that’s accepted by governments and the public at large.

The American Psychology Association (APA) accredits all psychology programs at the graduate and doctoral levels, but not at the undergraduate level. Before applying to an undergraduate program in psychology or a related field, make sure that it’s certified by a licensing body that’s recognized by the Department of Education. Accreditation for undergraduate psychology programs is handled by the Higher Learning Commission or regional accreditation.

Bachelor's Degree

Students who are seeking to become a neuropsychologist are required to complete an undergraduate degree in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field. Earning a bachelor’s in general psychology guarantees that a student can gain entry into a master’s degree program for neuropsychology, as there are no degree programs that feature this concentration. However, a student may wish to take a degree program that introduces them to the field of neuropsychology through elective courses.

Master's Degree

In general, students aren’t required to earn their master’s degree in neuropsychology or a related field. Instead, a student can apply for their doctorate degree (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) after graduating with their bachelor’s degree.


In order to work as a neuropsychologist, a student has to earn their Psy.D. or Ph.D. from an accredited program. A Ph.D. program focuses more on the psychological aspect of the neuropsychology field, whereas a Psy.D. qualifies a graduate to work in different clinical settings and in one-on-one settings with clients.

Which Neuropsychology Degree is Right for Me?

Bachelor’s DegreeMaster’s DegreeGraduate CertificatePhD or PsyD
I am interested in gaining entry-level experience in neuropsychologyx
I want to get started in my neuropsychology career before I pursue more educationx
I want to pursue a non-patient-facing role in neuropsychologyxx
I want to pursue or switch to a niche neuropsychology specialtyxx
I already have a neuropsychology degree and want to gain specialized knowledgexx
I want to conduct research in neuropsychologyxx
I want to become a licensed applied neuropsychologist and treat patientsx
I want to work in academiax

Neuropsychology Degree Program Curriculum

The neuropsychology concentration begins at the doctorate level. The curriculum for undergraduate and master’s degree programs depends on the degree concentration. Some of the courses included in an online neuropsychology degree program may include:

  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Functional Neuroanatomy in Neuropsychology
  • Basic Neurosciences Survey
  • Child Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Brain Asymmetry: Functional and Structural Differences Between Hemispheres
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Perception

Bachelor's: 120 to 130 credits

Master's: 60 credits

Doctorate: 64 credits

Neuropsychology Degree Program Clinical Requirements

The clinical requirements for an online neuropsychology degree differ from school to school. However, students can expect a minimum requirement of 1,600 hours of clinical study as this is the number of hours required to sit for the Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). Clinical hours are spent in on-campus clinics, affiliated hospitals, and laboratories.

Graduates are also required to complete one to two years of post-doctorate work in a residency, complete a dissertation based on their research, and complete a supervised internship before they can become licensed to practice as a neuropsychologist.

List of Neuropsychology Degree Programs

Looking for an online or campus-based neuropsychology degree program near you? Browse our state-by-state school listings below.

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739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0100
(205) 348-6010

PhD Programs
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
(205) 934-4011


Bachelor's Programs
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92505-8247
(951) 785-2000


Bachelor's ProgramsCertificate Programs
Regent Drive at Broadway
Boulder, CO 80309-0017
(303) 492-1411


352 Mansfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-2000


777 Glades Rd, Administration Bldg., Room 339
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
(561) 297-3000

150 West University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
(321) 674-8000

Bachelor's ProgramsPhD ProgramsGraduate Certificate Programs
11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000

PhD Programs
222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037
(850) 644-2525

Bachelor's ProgramsPhD Programs
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
(954) 262-7300

Bachelor's Programs
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 803-2000

Bachelor's Programs
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000

PhD Programs
Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-3261


350 Spelman Lane SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399
(404) 681-3643


Bachelor's Programs
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5000


2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 289-1241

Bachelor's ProgramsCertificate ProgramsPhD Programs
107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
(812) 855-4848

Bachelor's Programs
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408-1197
(888) 968-7486

Bachelor's ProgramsPhD Programs
420 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143
(317) 274-5555

400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-5000


518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
(563) 333-6000


919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-6011


Bachelor's Programs
1 Campus Dr
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
(616) 331-2020


Bachelor's Programs
One North Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63103-2097
(314) 977-2222

PhD Programs
One University Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63121-4400
(314) 516-5000


6001 Dodge St
Omaha, NE 68182-0225
(402) 554-2800

Certificate Programs
1400 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0419
(402) 472-7211


4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas, NV 89154
(702) 895-3011

New Hampshire

Bachelor's Programs
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-1506
(603) 352-1909

2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106-1045
(603) 668-2211

New Jersey

201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 256-4000

Bachelor's Programs
249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 353-1766

New York

Bachelor's ProgramsPhD Programs
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850-6000
(607) 777-2000

695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 772-4000

Bachelor's ProgramsMaster's ProgramsAccelerated Masters Programs
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367
(718) 997-5000

Bachelor's Programs
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-6600

Bachelor's Programs
350 New Campus Dr
Brockport, NY 14420-2919
(585) 395-2361

Bachelor's Programs
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454-1465
(585) 245-5000

PhD Programs
310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-0701
(631) 632-6000

North Carolina

Bachelor's ProgramsMaster's Programs
East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(252) 328-6131

Bachelor's Programs
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268
(336) 841-9000

Master's Programs
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5963
(910) 962-3000


1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118-4538
(888) 388-2977

Bachelor's Programs
Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-3000

190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-6446

Bachelor's Programs
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
(937) 775-1000


Bachelor's Programs
514 University Ave
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1025
(570) 374-0101

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
(215) 204-7000

Bachelor's Programs
601 E. Main St
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
(610) 409-3000

Rhode Island

Certificate Programs
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918-0001
(401) 865-1000

South Carolina

103 Tom Trout Drive
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 347-3161


2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
(901) 843-3000

Bachelor's ProgramsPhD Programs
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-1000

PhD Programs
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
(615) 322-7311


Bachelor's Programs

Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-1011

Bachelor's Programs
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704-6489
(512) 448-8400

Bachelor's Programs
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-7000

PhD Programs
500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968-0691
(915) 747-5000


Bachelor's ProgramsPhD Programs
1827 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2628
(434) 924-0311


Bachelor's ProgramsCertificate Programs
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 595-2345

Bachelor's Programs
410 S 3rd St
River Falls, WI 54022-5001
(715) 425-3911

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