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.
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
Leading by example, Valerie Kaufmann '18 will share her successes and hopes to make the world a better place when she delivers her Valedictory Address on Thursday, May 17 at the Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk at 12:00pm.
A surprise honor for retiring Accounting Professor Geoffrey Horlick was one of the highlights of St. Francis College's 134th Charter Day Convocation held April 27, 2018
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."
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.