Psychologists examine mental processes and behavior―including cognition, emotion, motivation, learning, and memory. As a Suffolk student, you’ll examine what causes normal and abnormal patterns in individuals and groups. At the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, the psychology curriculum at Suffolk University will encourage you to examine the brain, the person, and the cultural context of individual development.

Mission Statement

To foster diversity, equity, and inclusion as we pursue excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to advance social, economic, and environmental justice within our psychology department and the broader communities in which we live and work.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to leverage psychological science to take active leadership in rectifying histories and systems of oppression and cultivating justice and equity in our classroom, department, university, and community. We will be leaders in social justice, using the tools of our field, privilege of our positions, and research to promote sound, inclusive policies and practices. We will do this through attention to power, support for student development, and openness and accountability to others within our own personal and professional contributions.

Undergraduate Programs

Psychology encompasses a broad range of human experience. Our undergraduate major provides students with a comprehensive survey of the field. We also offer a flexible minor in psychology; students can select particular areas to emphasize (e.g., human development, social-organizational, personality) or can more broadly sample from the entire list of course offerings. Students benefit from studying with department faculty members who are actively engaged in the field as either researchers and/or clinicians. Faculty members work closely with both undergraduate and graduate students to facilitate their growth of knowledge, research skills, and self-awareness.

Mental Health Counseling Programs

The mental health counseling programs at Suffolk will give you the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become an effective and compassionate mental health professional.

PhD Programs

The department’s highly regarded PhD APA-accredited program in Clinical Psychology combines a scientist-practitioner orientation with focused training in clinical practice. Students graduate from our doctoral program well-prepared to begin professional careers as clinicians, researchers, and educators.

Suffolk’s new doctoral program in Applied Developmental Psychology allows you to study developmental psychology through a social justice lens, challenging you to apply your knowledge while working with children and youth living in Boston’s diverse populations.

"I can honestly say I use both of my Suffolk degrees on the job every day. My master's in mental health counseling really taught me to communicate with—and listen to—my clients. My work can be tough, but it's also extremely rewarding."
Geneva Gann, MSMHC/MSCJS '14 Assistant Mental Health Director - MPCH/Massachusetts Department of Corrections



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Psychology Department

Suffolk offers a wide range of options—from our undergraduate major and minor to graduate mental health programs to doctoral programs—to help you achieve your goals.

Psychology Dual Degrees 

Our Psychology dual degrees include offerings from an accelerated program to a joint degree with our Sawyer Business School to help jumpstart your career.

College of Arts & Sciences

Suffolk offers a wide variety of programs ranging from traditional majors such as Biology and Journalism, to new interdisciplinary programs such as Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Expand your mind and gain hands-on experience.

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Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences will help you prepare for your future whether you decide to explore career options or continue your education and professional development.

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