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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 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 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.

Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2796-lauren-ashbrook"><img src="/live/image/gid/110/width/215/src_region/2,3,243,244/19020_download.rev.1539198718.jpg" alt="Lauren Ashbrook ('19)" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I became a psychology major during my second year at Marymount and I was so amazed by all of the opportunities and support that is given by both professors and fellow students.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2796-lauren-ashbrook">Lauren Ashbrook</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Major(s): Psychology and Fashion Marketing </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/828-amanda-anzovino"><img src="/live/image/gid/110/width/215/src_region/0,0,350,350/18938_Unknown.rev.1537993699.jpg" alt=" Amanda Anzovino" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The Psychology Department at MMC is incredible! The professors are extremely encouraging and supportive. Conducting research with my professors and becoming a student leader through the Psychology Club has given me the experience needed to be successful for graduate school and my future career.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/828-amanda-anzovino">Amanda Anzovino</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Major in <a href="/departments/psychology/requirements.php">Psychology</a> ; Minor in Forensic Psychology, Social Work, Sociology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2795-patrick-riley"><img src="/live/image/gid/110/width/215/src_region/13,251,222,460/19013_38872288_2096364567049984_6553944807490715648_n.rev.1539174382.jpg" alt="Patrick Riley ('20)" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p class="p1"> “The Psychology Department at Marymount is an encouraging network of professors and students that allows you to develop a strong foundation and sense of exploration in the field of Psychology. The Psychology Department fosters an environment that allows students to engage in opportunities of research and internships in the setting of New York City and beyond!”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2795-patrick-riley">Patrick Riley</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2020, Major(s): Psychology and Public Health </p></div>