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Welcome to the Department!
The Department of Psychology at Mount Saint Mary's University strives to provide the very best education in the field of Psychology.
Our curriculum prepares students for many diverse career options, including postgraduate studies in psychology, counseling, social work, education, and becoming the next generation of change agents who create and disseminate new knowledge. With the Mount's 18-to-1 average ratio of student to faculty, our professors are able to get to know our students by name and provide more personalized attention to help students achieve their academic and career goals.
Psychology is one of the most popular majors among undergraduates at the Mount.
Over 70% of our students who pursue graduate programs have expressed much appreciation to our professors, advisors, and campus mentors for preparing them for grad school.
Our Undergraduate Program offers two Psychology degree options: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Applied Psychology. Because all courses in psychology emphasize critical thinking skills and the analysis of research, both degrees prepare students to take on the challenge of and fully participate in an increasingly complex, multicultural world.
Our Graduate Program offers a five-year Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Health, with specializations in Latinx Mental Health or Diverse Populations. We also offer a Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling Psychology with specializations in General Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Marriage & Family Therapy with an ¡Enlaces! Certificate for those interested in working with Spanish-speaking clients.
I look forward to having a conversation with you.
Dr. Robin Bishop
Chair, Psychology Department
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles