Academic Programs


The School of Psychology offers a four-year B.A. in Psychology with optional career tracks in Forensic PsychologyMental Health and Clinical Social Work, and a five-year accelerated B.A./M.A. program in general/theoretical psychologyB.A. in Psychology (clinical social work track) and Master's in Social Work (New York University's School of Social Work).

There are four Master's Level programs offered through the School of Psychology at FDU's Metropolitan Campus: M.A. in General/Theoretical Psychology, M.A. (plus certification) in School Psychology,Postdoctoral M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology, and M.A. Program in Forensic Psychology which is offered by FDU's branch campus in Israel.

The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The program adheres to the scientist/practitioner model, and requires a number of clinical and research practica in addition to an extensive curriculum. This is a four-year plus internship, full-time program designed to prepare skilled psychologists who are capable of serving as clinicians, appreciative of the relationship between science and clinical practice, and capable of conducting sound research.

Fairleigh Dickinson University's doctoral program in School Psychology is an innovative, applied professional psychology program that leads to the Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree. The program's emphasis is on providing students with practical skills directly applicable to their daily work with children, youth and families. The Psy.D. in School Psychology builds upon the master's degree training and experiences of each student.

The Post-baccalaureate Re-Specialization track in Psychology is designed for individuals trained in other professions (e.g., law, business, or natural sciences) who are now intrested in pursuing careers in mental health and /or applied areas of psychology . The goal of the Re-specialization Track is to give individuals the appropriate background necessary to have a competitive edge when seeking admission to graduate school in psychology.