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Doctoral programs in psychology in New York offer students the highest level of education available in the psychology field.

New York is the third most populous state in the country, with more than 8.4 million residents. It is the largest port of entry for immigrants in the country, with many from other countries seeking the American dream through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. Over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to the immigrants who entered the country at that location. The large number of immigrants who entered the country through New York led to a rich, diverse culture that exists in the state even today, and many of these different cultures have led to a need for psychology professionals as the new immigrants attempt to assimilate into the American culture.

A Ph.D., or Doctor of Philosophy, in Psychology often requires students to focus on research, but also includes theoretical and applied training. Students who enter a doctoral program in the field may also specialize in specific areas of the field, such as child psychology. Individuals who wish to open a private practice often must earn a doctorate level degree before becoming licensed to do so. In addition to the Doctor of Philosophy, students may also earn a Psy.D., or Doctor of Psychology, which is more focused on the professional practice of psychology, and less focused on research.

Adelphi University

Adelphi University began as a private preparatory school in Brooklyn in 1863. It quickly became known for innovative curriculum in the areas of physical culture and early childhood education. In 1893, Charles H. Levermore, Ph.D., who was the head of the Academy, recognized the need for a liberal arts college, and succeeded in achieving a charter, one of the earliest in New York. In 1929, Adelphi College became the first private, coeducational higher education institution on Long Island, and earned university status in 1963. Today, there are more than 12,000 students enrolled at Adelphi, studying both full- and part-time.

Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies became the first university-based psychology school in 1972. The school is recognized as a leader in the field of psychology studies, as students engage in both traditional classroom learning and clinical practice. The institute is named for its founding dean, Gordon F. Derner, who began the clinical training program at Adelphi. He was a respected clinical psychology, and Adelphi honored him by naming the institute a year after he passed.

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

The doctoral program at the Derner Institute prepares students for careers in research and teaching by offering a curriculum that includes core psychology classes, clinical theory and supervised clinical practice. During the first year of study, students begin with clinical training in the diagnostic psychological testing labs. The second year has students placed in an eight-hour externship with an option to begin psychotherapy training in the school’s clinic. It is during the second year that participation in an ongoing case conference begins. Students in their third year complete a 16-hour externship as well as continued case conference and psychotherapy training. The final year includes continued clinic training while students begin to apply for a full-time internship which starts during the fifth year of the program.

Accreditation

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New York State Education Department
  • American Psychological Association

Contact

Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
PO Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
Telephone: 516-877-3050
Email: admissions@adelphi.edu
Program Website

Alfred University

Alfred University was founded in 1836, and is the second oldest coeducational college in the United States. It was one of the earliest colleges to admit African and Native American students, continuing the tradition of the liberal, independent thinkers who created the institution originally. Today, Alfred University has approximately 2,300 students enrolled in their undergraduate and graduate degree programs who attend the 232-acre campus in Alfred, New York.

College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies at Alfred University offers students a diverse education in a wide variety of degree programs to help prepare them for careers in a global market. Education is obtained through traditional classroom studies and real-world experiences. Faculty consists of individuals with outstanding credentials in their professions, bringing on-the-job experience into the classroom to better provide insight to students about what their chosen profession will bring.

Graduate School: School Psychology

The Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (Psy.D.) follows a practioner-scientist model designed to provide students with the advanced skills they need for positions in child and family settings. It is a three-year program that also includes a one-year full-time doctoral internship and the completion of a doctoral dissertation. Completion of the program enables students to apply for licensure as a psychologist, as well as a school psychologist at the national and state level. After the first two years of study, students are awarded a Master’s Degree. Students must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an area of psychology. Students that already have a Master’s degree in School Psychology from universities other than Alfred University must contact the school regarding admission. All requirements must be completed within seven years.

Accreditation

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Contact

Alfred University
Admissions Coordinator
Jane Atlas, Ph.D.
Professor of School Psychology
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Telephone: 607-871-2212
Email: atlasj@alfred.edu
Program Website

Binghamton University/State University of New York

Binghamton University began as Triple Cities College in 1946 with the goal of serving veterans who were returning from service in World War II. Originally, the campus was located in Endicott and was a branch of Syracuse University. In 1950, the school was incorporated into the State University of New York and was renamed Harpur College in honor of a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer, Robert Harpur. At the time, it was one of only two public liberal arts colleges in New York. In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal, and in 1965, the campus was officially named State University of New York at Binghamton, while the informal name Binghamton University was adopted in 1992. Today, the 930-acre campus sits on a wooded hillside and consistently receives the “green rating” from The Princeton Review. The layout of the campus is modeled after Oxford University, and there are 190 acres of protected forest and wetlands on the grounds.

The Graduate School

Students who attend The Graduate School at Binghamton develop the skills necessary to advance their careers and excel in their chosen profession. The combination of fresh, dynamic research with highly professional faculty provides students with traditional classroom learning as well as real-world knowledge to help them develop advanced skills in their career choice.

Clinical Psychology

Students in the Clinical Psychology program are trained as sensitive and caring psychologists who are not only empathetic, but have the scientific background to respond to complex assessment and treatment of human mental-health issues. The program combines classwork, research training and clinical skills that increase the student’s independence, responsibility and determination. Students are treated as “junior colleagues,” collaborating fully with productive professionals. They gain real-world experience through attending and presenting at conferences, as well as publishing research, reviewing manuscripts, writing grants, and consulting on cases. Students must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, a minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework and provide transcripts from any college or university attended. In addition, students must submit three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, resume and official GRE scores to be admitted to the program.

Accreditation

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Commission on Accreditation

Contact

Binghamton University
State University of New York
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, NY 13902
Telephone: 607-777-2000
Email: gradadmission@binghamton.edu
Program Website

The City College of New York, City University of New York

The City College of New York was originally founded in 1847 by wealthy businessmen and Townsend Harris, the president of the Board of Education. It was known then as the Free Academy of the City of New York and was established to provide education to the poor and to children of immigrants based on their academic merit. The school became one of the country’s greatest democratic achievements by showing tolerance for diversity. In 1866, the Free Academy, which was a men only school, was renamed the College of the City of New York. Women were admitted, but only for graduate programs, in 1930, but by 1951, the entire campus was coeducational. No college, even today, has had more students who went on to win Nobel Prizes, earning the university the names “Harvard of the Proletariat,” “the poor man’s Harvard,” and “Harvard-on-the-Hudson.”

Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the City College of New York trains leaders in the science and practice of psychology. Students learn through fieldwork, independent study and traditional classroom experiences that focus on social, cultural, clinical and other influences of behavior. Through the Psychology Advisement Support System (PASS), students receive guidance throughout their academic experience and there are several organizations available for students to provide additional background in the field of psychology.

PhD Program in Clinical Psychology

The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at the City College of New York encourages students to become thoughtful, productive scholars. Students develop an understanding of psychology as a science and the skills necessary to promote human welfare. Students are prepared to serve professionally in the field of psychology in areas of research, teaching and practice. Students may choose to specialize in specific areas of the industry as well. The faculty and labs are located on several campuses throughout the CUNY system and all faculty at the doctoral level are top scholars in their field.

Accreditation

  • Commission on Higher Education
  • New York State Department of Education

Contact

Maureen O’Connor
Executive Officer
Graduate Center
Psychology
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309
Telephone: 212-817-8705
Email: moconnor@gc.cuny.edu
Program Website

Fordham University

Fordham University was founded in 1841 as St. John’s College by the Right Reverend John Hughes. The Jesuit University began in Rose Hill Manor and was the first Catholic Institution of higher education in the northeastern United States. It is located in the town of Fordham, which is derived from two Anglo-Saxon words, “ford” and “ham.” The word translates to wading place or ford by a settlement, and the college officially changed their name to Fordham in 1907. Today, the college draws students from around the world who choose from more than 60 majors in a wide variety of curriculums.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University offers rigorous curriculum taught by faculty members that are accomplished in their professions, yet approachable. Students learn in classroom and lab settings while being encouraged to contribute to their chosen field and make it unique to them. Students make professional presentations in scholarly societies and many students have received external funding awards.

Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology

The Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology has received national recognition for the excellence of their research and leadership in establishing national guidelines for graduate education in the field. The program focuses on rigorous research in both the laboratory and hands-on settings, helping students acquire the skills of basic, applied and prevention science necessary to succeed in the industry. Students gain knowledge and skills in cognitive and social development related to family, school and neighborhood influences.

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

For more than half a century, Fordham had been training clinical psychologists, preparing students for practice, research and teaching in the field. The faculty is diverse and the program admits students whose backgrounds are equally diverse. The goal is to prepare students for many different careers in the psychology industry. Students are admitted to the program within the department rather than to a faculty member’s lab, but students who have a desire to work with a particular faculty member may indicate that interest on their admission materials. Students are free to work with any faculty on their doctoral dissertation should their research interests change during their course of study.

Ph.D. in Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology

The Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology doctorate program at Fordham focuses on research-oriented aspects pertaining to behavioral sciences. Students learn statistical, psychometric and other research techniques with a strong computer focus. Completion of the program qualifies students to obtain positions in academic and industry positions such as teaching, consulting, program evaluation, and academic research. Students must have a background in general psychology.

Accreditation

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association

Contact
Psychology Department
Rose Hill Office
226 Dealy Hall
Bronx, NY 10458
Telephone: 718-817-3775
Email: fuga@fordham.edu
Program Website

Hofstra University

Hofstra University was founded in 1935 as an extension of New York University. It was founded on the estate of wealthy Dutch immigrant, William S. Hofstra and his second wife, Kate Mason. Mrs. Hofstra had provided the bulk of her property and estate to be used for a charitable, scientific or humanitarian purpose and be named in honor of her husband. Two friends of the couple, Howard Brower and James Barnard were left with the task of deciding what to do with the estate. They were approached by Truesdale Peck Calkins who had been seeking a location for an institute of higher learning, and an agreement was reached with New York University to begin a coeducational, commuter institution. In 1939, the campus separated from NYU and was granted its own charter in 1940.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences allows students to explore new talents while preparing for many career options. Skills that are valued in every industry, such as communication, critical thinking and analysis, are part of the curriculum at Hofstra. In addition, students are provided with lectures, seminars, performances and other special events that increase their knowledge base. Professors are committed to finding multiple research opportunities designed to challenge students.

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Hofstra is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to build a solid scientific foundation in the psychopathology field. Graduates have found employment in a wide variety of mental health clinics, group practices and other agencies dedicated to mental health. Students learn through lectures, readings, discussions and role plays, as well as through practicum in the Psychological Evaluation, Research & Counseling clinic. All students are required to take a year-long research design course and complete an original project, many of which are reported at annual meetings and conventions.

Accreditation

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • American Psychological Society

Contact

Joan Connors
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000
Telephone: 516-463-6600
Email: PSYJTC@hofstra.edu
Program Website

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus has deep historic roots beginning in 1926 when the founders of the college committed to admitting students based on merit rather than sex, race, religion or national origin at a time when higher education was often defined by quotas and discrimination. Originally, the campus was located at 300 Pearl Street, and the original student body was comprised of immigrants and their children seeking to better themselves through higher education. The Great Depression and World War II put the university under severe financial restraints, and the 300 Pearl Street building was sold, scattering classes to other locations. The GI Bill improved enrollment, and the college began to add more programs. Today, the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University has more than 11,200 students in over 200 academic programs.

Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is named for a United States Navy Admiral who served in both World War I and II, who was president of Long Island University from 1953 until 1962. Mr. Conolly and his wife, Helen, were killed when American Airlines Flight 1 crashed into Jamaica Bay after taking off from Idlewild Airport in New York on March 1, 1962. The college provides educational foundation for many academic and professional programs. The college offers an outstanding faculty who provide supportive assistance to students throughout their education at the university.

Ph.D. in Psychology

Students in the doctoral program in psychology at Conolly College has a dedicated suite of research labs and seminars, and visitors often comment on the comfortable appearance of the department. The program emphasizes sophisticated skills in assessment, intervention and research. Students learn to diagnose, treat and study a broad range of psychological phenomena. The program is influenced by psychodynamic approaches with an emphasis on integrating differing theoretical points of view. Students must complete 90 credits of graduate courses, three-years of practicum training, presentation of an independent research project, and a full-time 12-month clinical internship. Students must have a score of 302 under the new system or 1100 under the old system on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE and a 550 on the Psychology portion of the examination. Students must have a grade point average of 3.2 with no less than 15 credits in psychology.

Accreditation

  • New York State Education Department
  • American Psychology Association

Contact

LIU Brooklyn
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: 718-488-1011
Email: bkln-admissions@jiu.edu
Program Website

Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

The Long Island University C.W. Post Campus, commonly known as LIU Post, is located on a 307-acre campus on the north shore of Long Island. The community where the college is located, the Village of Brookville, is ranked among the most desirable areas in the country. The college began in 1955 with no accredited degree programs, classrooms that were created from converted barns, garages and servant bedrooms, no sports teams or no traditions. The campus is named for cereal magnate, Charles William Post, the father of Marjorie Merriweather Post. LIU purchased the 177-acre estate of Ms. Post for $200,000 to establish a liberal arts college in the area.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the oldest, largest and most diverse college at LIU Post. Students learn through comprehensive programs gaining knowledge, as well as creative thinking and intense intellectual exchange skills. The faculty at the college consists of many highly accomplished scholars, researchers and artists. Classes are small and offer a personalized learning experience.

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

The Doctor of Psychology program at LIU Post trains students to become clinical psychologists with a strong focus on underserved populations. Students gain competencies in one of three areas:

  • Applied Child
  • Family Violence
  • Serious Mental Illness

After the first year, students balance traditional classroom training with clinical training with externships in approved patient-care facilities. Second year students train at the LIU Post Psychological Services Center, which is a low-cost preventative and clinical health service that provides assistance to members of the surrounding community. Third and fourth-year students complete closely supervised externships in the New York-New Jersey area. The program requires a five-year, full-time commitment. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a competitive GPA and a minimum of 18 credit hours of psychology. Students must have taken courses in statistics, research design or methods, personality and abnormal psychology. Students must have a competitive GRE score and fieldwork in the area of clinical psychology.

Accreditation

  • Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • American Psychological Association

Contact

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548-1300
Telephone: 516-299-2090
Email: Pamela.pruitt@liu.edu
Program Website

The New School

The New School was founded in New York City by a small group of American intellectuals and educators. They were frustrated by the intellectual abilities of traditional colleges, envisioning one where faculty and students could address problems facing society in an honest way. In 1919, Charles Beard, John Dewey, James Harvey Robinson and Thorstein Veblen opened The New School for Social Research. Over the years, the name of the school was shortened to The New School, but the mission of the school did not. Originally, the college offered courses in areas that interested the founders, such as international affairs, social sciences and philosophy. Eventually, drama, literature, writing, performing arts and others were added to the curriculum. Today, there are over 10,000 students enrolled at The New School, working toward degrees or diplomas in 135 programs.

The New School for Social Research

The New School for Social Research addresses issues of political, cultural and economic concerns. Students who choose to attend the New School for Social Research are intellectually curious, motivated and committed to affecting change in their chosen professions. With its location in New York City, students are able to gain access to many resources uncommon in the university setting.

Psychology (MA/PhD)

Students who enter the graduate psychology program at The New School are encouraged to research areas that are sensitive to social, cultural and political influences that affect individuals and communities. Students may choose from the Cognitive, Social and Developmental Psychology (CSD) or the PhD in Clinical Psychology. The school focuses on an interdisciplinary approach that fosters interaction between the two advanced degrees. Students must successfully complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and submit scores to the admissions office.

Accreditation

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Contact

Department of Psychology
The New School for Social Research
80 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Telephone: 212-229-5727
Email: grovs664@newschool.edu
Program Website

New York University

New York University began more than 175 years ago when Albert Gallatin who served as Secretary of the Treasury under both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, announced his desire to establish a system of education “fitting for all.” In 1831, New York University brought that dream to reality, and it is the largest private university in the country. Today, more than 40,000 students are enrolled at NYU, in stark contrast to the 158 enrollees during NYU’s first semester. The staff of 14 has grown to 3,100 full-time members. The center of the university is in the heart of Greenwich Village, with no walls or gates, keeping the students deeply intertwined with the heart of New York City.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at NYU offers 54 programs in 200 fields of study that cover a wide variety of disciplines. They were the second university to offer an earned doctorate in the country, which is why they put great value in tradition in addition to the innovation and research they are renowned for. The college understands that graduate work is for the future, whether the future of ideas, natural worlds or community needs.

Cognition & Perception Doctoral Program in Psychology

Students who enter the Cognition & Perception doctoral program at NYU investigate the manner in which people perceive, think and act. The program has a strong research component and students are exposed to a broad range of cognition and perception education. Students and faculty work closely with other departments to examine mental processes such as memory, language, emotion, motor control and others related to cognition and perception.

Doctoral Program in Social Psychology

The social psychology program at NYU trains students in theories, principles and research related to understanding behavior. The program includes studies in:

  • Social cognition and attitudes
  • Motivation, emotion and self-regulation
  • Relationships, personality and social development
  • Groups, organizations and societies

Students hare well-equipped labs and promote an open door relationship between students and faculty. Although students work closely with one member of faculty, the university requires that they work in at least one other lab to promote breadth of training.

Accreditation

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • New York State Education Department

Contact

Department of Psychology
New York University
6 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 212-998-7900
Email: psychq@psych.nyu.edu
Program Website

As society continues to evolve, doctoral programs in psychology in New York will become increasingly important, and students who choose to enter these programs are uniquely qualified to deal with issues facing individuals, groups and communities.

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