The Department of Psychology exemplifies St. John's University's core values (Truth; Love; Respect; Opportunity; Excellence; and Service) and its Vincentian mission. The department is committed to academic excellence, operates in accord with accepted ethical principles and with respect for individual rights and dignity, is committed to service to the community, and demonstrates through its research, teaching, and clinical training an appreciation of the importance of cultural diversity.
We offer the following graduate programs:
The Psychology Department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Psychology. We also offer a combined B.A./M.A. in Psychology, as well as combined degrees with Criminology and Justice and Business Administration.
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The Psychology Department faculty continually strives to contribute to the scientific and professional literature through publications in psychological journals and books and presentations to professional and scientific organizations. They strive to keep current with psychological knowledge in areas outside of their research interests. In addition, the faculty place a priority on seeking external funding for their research and for student training. The faculty use their professional knowledge and skills in the service of the profession, of the university, and of the community at large. This is accomplished through such things as participating in the activities of professional societies, taking an active part in the committees of the department, college and university, and sharing their expertise with other professionals and with the public.
Courses for the graduate programs are organized into clearly defined sequences. Mastery of basic knowledge is followed by experience through its use and application in formal, practicum and laboratory settings. A consideration of the ethical dimensions of the psychologist's conduct, as well as sensitivity to issues of cultural and ethnic diversity are stressed throughout training in both clinical and research areas.
Tamara Del Vecchio, Ph.D., ChairDiane Spitz, Administrative Assistant to the ChairMarillac Hall, Room 409[email protected]
Robin Wellington, Ph.D., Undergraduate Program Coordinator
William Chaplin, Ph.D., Director of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology
Samuel O. Ortiz, Ph.D., Director of the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in School Psychology
Wilson McDermut, Ph.D., Director of the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
The minor in Psychology requires the successful completion of 16 credits including:
Students interested in minoring in psychology and who are also interested in applying to graduate school in this discipline should consider the following elective courses: