Marymount Manhattan

Department of Psychology

After MMC

Whatever you want to do after college, a B.A. in Psychology will equip you with the experience and understanding to thrive in the complex, 21st-century world. 

Psychology majors can start careers in research, management, analysis, human resources, or education. Often times our students pursue advanced and professional degrees in psychology, counseling, and rehabilitation.

Career Direction

Graduates with a B.A. in Psychology may begin in such positions as management trainee, research manager, statistical analyst, personnel officer, counselor trainee, or psychiatric aide.

Graduate Studies

Master’s Programs
Students who wish to pursue two years of graduate study after MMC find a number of job opportunities in social work, school psychology, forensic psychology, college counseling, and rehabilitation therapy. A degree in any one of these fields leads directly to a specific area of employment in schools, hospitals, civil service, and the private sector.

Alumni have been accepted to master’s-level programs throughout the country and at many New York area schools, including Smith College, Fordham University, Yeshiva University, Hunter College, New York University, and Columbia University Teachers’ College.

Doctoral Programs
Students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. or Psy.D. may undertake study in research, clinical psychology, or applied fields, such as the growing field of organizational psychology which combines the areas of personnel and management with the study of counseling psychology, social psychology, and cognitive psychology.

MMC alumni have been accepted into doctoral programs in research, clinical, forensics, environmental, or organizational programs at schools, such as Columbia University, CUNY Graduate Center, Yeshiva University, New York University, Northwestern University, State University at Buffalo, Hofstra University, State University at Albany, Adelphi University, and Pace University.