John Sexton, Ph.D., President Emeritus of New York University, will address the St. Francis College community on April 26th, as keynote speaker at the Charter Day convocation, the college's annual ceremony to present students, faculty, staff and community partners with awards and scholarships reflecting their achievements over the past year.
Master’s Program in Psychology
Why Choose an MA in Psychology?
A master's degree in psychology can open a virtually limitless number of doors to career opportunity. Students who obtain advanced degrees in psychology work in business, education, and law, as well as in the diverse field of human services. We expect our graduates to be prepared for mid-level management careers as behavior management specialists and to work within human service agencies, human resources, government programs, health programs, to name but a few potential career tracks.
This psychology graduate degree will prepare students for careers in the human services field, in the traditions of St. Francis College, or for further advanced study in psychology. The program includes foundation courses such as assessment and intervention, professional and ethical procedures, experimental design, diversity and cognitive neuroscience. During the second year, students will be provided the opportunity to gain valuable research experience through the completion of a master’s thesis.
**In addition, students who graduate from our MA program are automatically accepted into Alfred University’s Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling program. Completion of this certificate allows students to be eligible for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor.
Note: This program is meant to serve as a bridge to a doctoral program or as a terminal degree. It is not intended to qualify students to practice as psychologists or therapists, or to use the title psychologist, psychology, psychological or any derivative, and does not qualify students to sit for licensing exams.
- BA/BS in Psychology or related field
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Demonstrated English proficiency or satisfactory TOEFL score
The Psychology Department’s graduate admissions committee reserves the right to make admissions decisions on a case-by-case basis, which may include consideration of the applicant pool and institutional needs.
What do I do next?
Complete the online application to apply and submit all required materials which include the following:
- Admissions Application
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Writing sample, preferably written in APA format
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Official Transcripts
All materials should be mailed to the Office of Admissions.
January 31, 2019 is the deadline for early applications
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St. Francis College hosts three cutting edge centers devoted to fields of Psychology:
- The Institute for International & Cross-Cultural Psychology (IICCP)
- Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL)
- The Center for the Study of Pinniped Ecology and Cognition (C-SPEC)
All students are encouraged to get involved with the centers, helping to research and present at conferences.
The first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community, writer and activist Abby Stein will address the St. Francis College community and visitors on April 15th, in a lecture entitled My Second Transition.
Leading academics, mental-health clinicians, advocates will take part in Coming to America in the 21st Century, a day-long conference on March 29th that will shed light on often-overlooked daily challenges immigrants face, and reveal treatments and programs that improve their mental health and well-being.View the Coming to America Program Schedule
Imploring the graduates to 'Stand up and yell," WNBC 4 New York Anchor and Reporter David Ushery commended the Class of 2018 for overcoming obstacles and doing the work necessary to reach Spring Commencement on May 17 at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island.
Five St. Francis College Honors Program students presented their research at the end of the Spring 2018 semester, May 20, 2018, in a symposium celebrating the academic rigor and independent motivation of the brightest and most committed students at the College.
Author, Researcher and TV Personality Pepper Schwartz came to St. Francis College April 12, 2018 for an important look at "The Science of Love, Sex, and Intimacy- and What it Means for You."