Thirteen St. Francis College students traveled to Havana, Cuba from May 29th to June 4th, to complete a spring semester Marine Biology course they primarily took online until then.
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. If you have already completed an undergraduate degree, you should explore our MA in Psychology program.
Why choose a BA/MA in Psychology?
A Master's degree in psychology can open a number of doors to career opportunities. The program includes foundation courses in:Earn Your BA and Your MA in Psychology with our expedited, 5-year program!
- 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
What Classes will I take?
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)
*Completion of BA requirements.
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. Karen Wilson
Director of Graduate Programs in Psychology
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
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.
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.