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 PhD Program in Clinical Psychology, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association
- The Five-Year PsyD Program in School Psychology
- The Advanced PsyD Program in School Psychology
The School also offers several master’s degrees:
- MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
- MA in Forensic Psychology
- MA in General/Theoretical Psychology
- MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- MA plus Certification Program in School Psychology
- MS 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 (BA) degree to complete both in five years in the following areas:
- General/Theoretical Psychology
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
Finally, in addition to the traditional undergraduate program, the School also offers specializations (tracks) in
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Consumer Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Mental Health
- 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 a second language)
- BA Psychology/MAT Quest/Elem Ed – ESL
The School of Psychology and Counseling Newsletter
The School of Psychology and Counseling Newsletter, Spring 2023 (pdf) reports on people and projects at both undergraduate and graduate levels within the School.
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.
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