School of Psychology - Metropolitan Campus
The School of Psychology is one of the premier academic units at Fairleigh Dickinson University. It is nationally recognized, and fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology,
- a a five-year PsyD in School Psychology, and
- an Advanced PsyD in School Psychology.
It also offers two post-graduate degrees that are offered to professionals on a distance basis, the Postdoctoral MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology.
In addition, the School offers several other graduate degrees:
- an MA Program in General/Theoretical Psychology,
- an MA in Forensic Psychology,
- an BA-MA Accelerated Program in Forensic Psychology,
- an MA plus certification in School Psychology and
- a new Post-baccalaureate Re-specialization Track in Psychology that was designed to assist those who are seeking career changes and wish to transition into graduate level training in psychology.
The School also offers a strong undergraduate program BA in Psychology with specializations (tracks) in
The School also operates the University's Center for Psychological Services, which is an outpatient facility providing mental health services to the local and surrounding communities. Given that the Center for Psychological Services is a training facility, it affords students opportunities for obtaining significant practical experience.
The School of Psychology has a large number of full- and part-time faculty who are excellent teachers, scholars and practitioners. Many of the School's faculty are actively involved in the practice of their professions and their affiliations with outside organizations provide opportunities for students to gain valuable practical experience.
We, the faculty in the School of Psychology, look forward to seeing you as a student in one of our programs.
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. Two-thirds of all psychology graduates believe their jobs are closely or somewhat related to their psychology background and that their jobs hold long-term and flexible career potential.
Robert McGrath, Director