The spirit moved civil rights pioneer Bernard LaFayette to end his talk at St. Francis College on February 21, 2017 with a song. From original Freedom Rider with now Congressman John Lewis, to a close confidant and organizer with Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernard LaFayette has spent his lifetime fighting for justice and equality through non-violence.
Start Your Career or Prepare for a Doctorate
Psychology Masters Degree students have two choices as they pursue their degree. They can research for a thesis, putting them in excellent positions to apply for a Doctorate or they can gain real-world experience in Applied Psychology and embark on their career.
- group and individual counseling theory,
- behavioral assessment and intervention,
- professional and ethical procedures,
- and, cognitive neuroscience and research.
In the second year, students will either complete a Master’s thesis (for students with research interests and career goals or who are seeking doctoral program admission) or practicum experiences (consisting of community practicum opportunities supplemented by classroom supervision) for those who have applied aspirations.
- Community Therapist,
- Youth & Family Counseling,
- Behavioral Coach (medication/nutrition compliance),
- Substance Abuse Counselor,
- Juvenile Aggression Counseling,
- Women's Shelter Counselor,
- Protective Order Case Manager, and
- Clinical Administration
36 credits: 30 credits of coursework and
- Thesis track – 6 credit thesis
- Applied track – 6 credit practicum
Year One (Fall)
Year Two (Fall)
Year One (Spring)
Year Two (Spring)
Who is Eligible?
Junior level students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and whose grades in all courses in the psychology major are C or higher.
What do I do next?
Applications should include the following:
- Two (2) letters of recommendation
- Application/Transcript (Download Application Now)
- Personal statement
- Satisfactory personal interview
- Research Writing Sample
Dr. Jennifer Lancaster,
Chair, Department of Psychology
Dr. Kristy Biolsi
Director, BA/MA Applied Psychology
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Students coming from families with low incomes have a great chance of making it big if they attend St. Francis College, writes the New York Times in an assessment of a major new report conducted by The Equality of Opportunity Project.
While the sound of howling nor'easter winds were keeping some New Yorkers up at night this winter, a group of St. Francis College students and professors were dealing with an entirely different ruckus disturbing their sleep, tree frogs.
The group was part of the Partners in the Parks program at the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park.
Valentine's Day is coming and St. Francis College Psychology Professor Marisa Cohen wants to make sure you're ready with the publication of her new book, From First Kiss To Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love (Open Books).
Valedictorian Christine Muraco '17, Commencement Speaker Evelyn Wolfe, Interim President Timothy Houlihan and the Winter Commencement Class of 2017 made for an amazing day January 9, 2017 as they rang in the new year with almost 100 new graduates of St. Francis College.
It is with great sorrow that St. Francis College announces the passing of President Brendan J. Dugan, a graduate of the College class of 1968 on December 18, 2016. He was 69.