The School of Psychology is one of the premier academic units at Fairleigh Dickinson University. It is nationally recognized, and offers a range of graduate and undergraduate programs. These include three doctoral programs:

  • The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • The Five-Year Psy.D. Program in School Psychology, which is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists
  • The Advanced Psy.D. Program in School Psychology, which is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists

The School also offers several master’s degrees:

  • An M.A. Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • An M.A. Program in Forensic Psychology
  • An M.A. Program in General/Theoretical Psychology
  • An M.A. Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • An M.A. plus Certification Program in School Psychology
  • An M.S. Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology, designated by the American Psychological Association in preparation for prescriptive authority

In addition, the School offers a Post-baccalaureate Re-specialization Track in Psychology designed to assist those who are seeking career changes and wish to transition into graduate level training in psychology.

You can also combine the master’s degree with the undergraduate (B.A.) degree to complete both in five years in the following areas:

  • General/Theoretical Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Master’s in Social Work (in collaboration with New York University)

Finally, in addition to the traditional undergraduate program, the School also offers specializations (tracks) in

  • Behavioral neuroscience 
  • Clinical social work
  • Consumer psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Mental health

QUEST Programs

  • BA Psychology/MAT Quest/Elementary Education
  • BA Psychology/MAT Quest/Elementary Special Education
  • BA Psychology/MAT Quest/Preschool-Grade 3
  • BA Psychology/MAT Quest/ESL (english as second language)
  • BA Psychology/MAT Quest/Elem Ed – ESL
  • BA Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience/MAT Quest/Preschool-Grade 3 (Florham Only)
Bachelor's Degree Admissions

Why Psychology?

For those who hold a degree in psychology, career opportunities abound. Psychology is currently the second most popular undergraduate major nationwide, second only to business administration. Psychology majors possess good research and writing skills, are good problem solvers, and have well-developed, higher-level thinking ability when it comes to analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information.

Most psychology majors find jobs in administrative support, public affairs, education, business, sales,   service industries, health, the biological sciences, or computer programming. They work as employment counselors, correction counselor trainees, interviewers, personnel analysts, probation officers, and writers.

CONTACT INFO

Freer,Ben

Associate Professor
Email: benjamin_freer@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-2300
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To meet with a faculty member and tour the facilities at the Metropolitan Campus, please contact:
Valerie Monroe, Assistant to the Director, 201-692-2300, vmonroe@fdu.edu