Adult Degree Completion

Psychology

Larry Force

Psychology is the study of the mind and how it affects human behavior, as well as the developmental influences involved in the individual’s actions. Psychology degrees offer a solid foundation for those seeking careers in the helping professions. Psychology satisfies intellectual curiosity and offers insight into human behavior, and adds another dimension to the studies of education and nursing. Psychology is beneficial to all disciplines. 

Psychology at the Mount

Psychology students at Mount Saint Mary College receive a solid preparation for graduate study in educational psychology, guidance and personal development, clinical and school social work, and general psychology leading to a doctorate. In addition to coursework, students are required to complete an internship. The program also prepares the student for entry-level positions in many areas, including social work agencies, corrections, or human resources. Our distinguished faculty designed the required courses in the Psychology major to give students a strong background in Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Research Methodology. In the past, our students have presented their independent research at several distinguished conferences in New York State.

The Mount's hybrid online and on-campus degree programs allow students to access coursework through the web-based Learning Management System, maximizing student convenience and flexibility. Work with your classmates and faculty from home, train, office, or anywhere else to complete your degree.

Career Outlook 

Employment of psychologists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty.

For more information on the occupational outlook for those with a bachelor's degree, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Get started

Your first step would be to apply to the college at www.msmc.edu/apply. You need to send transcripts from every college you have attended. If you meet the admissions criteria, you will meet with an advisor who will work with you to create an academic plan for you!

Please note admission requirements per program may vary.

For more information

The best way to learn more about our program is to attend one of our evening information sessions. For more information or to register, visit msmc.edu/infosession. For any other questions, please contact the Office of Adult Degree Completion at 845-569-3223, or email adultstudentadmissions@msmc.edu.

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