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Top 5 Psychology Schools in the Philippines (According to the Board Exam Results)

If you’ve got a lot of overwhelming thoughts on your mind lately, have you ever thought to see a psychologist? On the other hand, have you thought of lending a helping hand or listening ear—but professionally? There’s an increased interest in psychology and need for registered psychologists given the growing concern for mental health. What’s great is that we’ve got a bunch of psychology schools in the Philippines that consistently produce top notchers in the PRC boards!

Psychology education in the Philippines is definitely booming. (Just check out these results!) Got it in you to pick a brain or two? Check out the top 5 psychology schools in the Philippines.

Ateneo de Manila University

A landslide 21 out of 22 students from the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) passed the psychologist board exam. That’s a 95.45% passing rate! What’s more, 4 out of 10 students in the board top notchers are Atenistas, too! ADMU holds a center of excellence in its Department of Psychology. So it’s no surprise that it’s the only top performing psychology school in the Philippines of 2018.

Ateneo also ranked first among all psychology schools in the 2016 boards. The Ateneans are at it again!

De la Salle University (Manila)

While De la Salle University didn’t make the official criteria, you can’t take away its status as one of the top psychology schools in the Philippines. Not only does DLSU-Manila have a passing rate of 92.86% this year (that’s 13 of 14 takers), but it also topped the boards in 2017.

University of San Carlos

Hats off to you, Cebu! The University of San Carlos passed with flying colors with a (hold on to your seats) 100% passing rate. That’s 9 for 9 psychologist board exam takers, you guys! We are shaking. Ranked as the top university in Cebu, USC also boasts centers of excellence and centers of development in departments including Chemistry, Biology, and Philosophy.

University of Santo Tomas

Go USTe! From this historic university, 12 of 15 examinees passed—thats 80%! The University of Santo Tomas ranks high as a school for psychology because of its reputation in medical studies. You’ll get the training you need if you want to pursue the doctor route. More appropriately, it’s a center of excellence in its Department of Psychology and Behavioral Science.

University of the Philippines Diliman

With a passing rate of 83.33%, the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) claims the 5th spot on the list. Though only 5 of 6 people took and passed PRC psychiatrist licensure exam, 3 of those passers landed on the top notchers list. That’s a huge win for UPD, another one of the top psychology schools in the Philippines which has a center of excellence in psychology and behavioral sciences.

Mental health matters, people! In fact, mental health disorders are a growing health concern, accounting for over 13% of global diseases. Hence the need for the Professional Regulation Committee (PRC) boards. So if you’ve got the heart and headspace to become a mental health professional, the time is now!

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Note: A top school needs 20 or more examinees with at least an 80% passing rate. Therefore, according to the 2018 PRC Psychologist Licensure Exam results, only the Ateneo de Manila University qualified as a top school. In lieu of such results, Edukasyon.ph’s list of top psychology schools was made and ranked holistically according to the performance of all schools as well as the list of top notchers.
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