Maine is home to a relatively small number of psychologists. However, despite ranking 41st among the states in population, both early- and advanced-career clinical, counseling and school psychologists make a good living, with both the lowest and highest 10 percent wage earners taking home big salaries compared to other states in the nation.

Interested students can learn more about studying psychology in Maine using the search tool below.

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SCHOOL NAME CITY, STATE STUDENT POPULATION SCHOOL TYPE TUITION PROGRAM TYPE PROGRAMS
University of MaineOrono, ME11,168Public, 4-year$8,370Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
Master’s
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Psychology - General
Doctorate
  • Psychology - General
University of Southern MainePortland, ME9,301Public, 4-year$6,578Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
Master’s
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • School Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
Doctorate
  • School Psychology
Southern Maine Community CollegeSouth Portland, ME7,482Public, 2-year$2,580Campus
Associate
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions - Other
University of New EnglandBiddeford, ME5,587Private, 4-year$30,750Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Neuroscience
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychology - General
  • Psychology - Other
University of Maine at AugustaAugusta, ME4,974Public, 4-year$6,510Campus
Associate
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Bachelor’s
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Husson UniversityBangor, ME3,157Private, 4-year$14,190Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
  • Clinical Psychology
Master’s
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Psychology - Other
Saint Joseph's College of MaineStandish, ME3,129Private, 4-year$29,000Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
Kennebec Valley Community CollegeFairfield, ME2,529Public, 2-year$2,580Campus
Associate
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions - Other
University of Maine at FarmingtonFarmington, ME2,310Public, 4-year$8,352Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
  • Psychology - Other
Colby CollegeWaterville, ME1,815Private, 4-year$42,460Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology - General

Candidates for psychology licensure in Maine must graduate with a doctoral degree, complete both a practicum and a post-doctoral supervised work experience, and pass the both a state and national exam.

Maine’s Psychologist Licensing

Licensed psychologists in Maine are permitted to do the following:

  • Diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and psychological disorders
  • Utilize psychological techniques such as testing, assessments, psychotherapy, cognitive therapy and hypnotherapy
  • Render services to individuals or the public in exchange for remuneration

Licensing Authority for Maine Psychology

The Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists protects the public by issuing licenses and regulating psychologists in the state.

Psychologist licensure candidates in Maine must have completed the following steps:

Graduated with a doctoral degree in psychology

Completed a coordinated practicum

Completed a pre-doctoral supervised experience

Passed the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) and a jurisprudence exam covering Maine law and rules

Other Maine Licensing Criteria
  • The doctoral program must be accredited by the APA, CPA, NASP, or be approved by the Board of Examiners and be housed at a regionally accredited institution. Two of the three required years must be spent in full-time residency.

  • At least three graduate semester hours must be taken in: scientific and professional ethics and standards, research design and methodology, statistics, psychometric theory, biological basis of behavior, cognitive-affective bases of behavior, social bases of behavior, individual differences, and applied psychology.

  • The 1,500-hour pre-doctoral work experience must be completed in between 48-104 weeks. Two hours of face-to-face supervision is required weekly. At least 50% of the experience must be completed in service-related activities and at least 25% in face-to-face patient contact. No more than 25% of the experience may be spent conducting research and none of the experience can be awarded academic credit.

  • The post-doctoral supervised experience must be at least 1,500 hours and be completed in between 48 and 104 weeks. One hour of individual supervised experience and one hour of learning activities are required weekly. Between 25% and 60% must be devoted to direct service with most being related to the intended area of specialization. Written and oral evaluations are required throughout the experience.

Maine’s Psychology Licensing Exams

Psychologist candidates in Maine must pass the national Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) and a state jurisprudence exam.

Maine’s Recognized Psychology Specializations

  • Counseling Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Specialization Requirements

  • Candidate must meet all other licensure requirements
  • The majority of the post-doctoral supervised work experience must be related to the candidate’s area of specialty

License Renewal in Maine

  • Licenses must be renewed biennially. Licensed psychologists must complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years. Three hours must cover ethics and at least 20 must relate to the licensee’s current or desired future areas of practice.
Maine Licensure Resources

Salary and Employment Trends of Practicing Psychologists in Maine

Growth and Employment Rate for Psychologists in Maine vs Nationwide

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Maine 2.2%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Maine N/A

Number clinical, counseling and school psychologist and psychologists, other, employed 2014

Nationwide 115,810

Maine 220

Earnings for Psychologists in Maine vs Nationwide

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists   Psychologist , Other

Nationwide

Median Wage Annually

$68,900

 

$92,110

Maine

Median Wage Annually

$69,660

 

N/A

Maine

Median Wage Hourly

$33.49

 

N/A

Maine

Lowest 10% yearly wage

$45,440

 

N/A

Maine

Highest 10% yearly wage

$120,990

 

N/A

To learn more about psychology education programs, licensure, and economic data in Maine, please visit the following resources.

Maine Psychology Resources