A love for Pinnipeds and their importance to our marine ecosystem led St. Francis College Psychology Professor Kristy Biolsi to forge a partnership with the Long Island Aquarium to study sea lions and harbor seals in captivity as well as in New York's waterways.
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.
*Only enrolled SFC undergraduate students can apply to the BA/MA program in psychology.
- 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.
**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.
- 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. Kristy Biolsi
Dr. Karen Wilson
Director of Graduate Programs in Psychology
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
St. Francis College hosted a double celebration March 9 & 10, 2018; the 20th anniversary of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology (IICCP) and the 30th anniversary of Meaningful World.
The idea of love at first sight is a common plot twist in fairytales and rom-coms, but does love at first sight exist? St. Francis College Psychology Professor Marisa T. Cohen explains in a Newsweek video that the phenomenon has more to do with infatuation than Cupid's arrow.
They come from New York City and around the world; St. Francis College students and faculty who work together for the common goal of improving themselves and the world around them.
In a deeply personal address with anecdotes about his family and an exploration of the mission of college education in the modern day, St. Francis College President Miguel Martinez-Saenz laid out an ambitious plan setting the College on a path of growth and transformation.
The Class of 2018 is honored at Winter Commencement.