Psychology - General/Theoretical
- Develop a broad-based understanding of psychology
- Develop & implement assessment & intervention strategies
- State-of-the-art facilities support clinical training
- Hands on experience & research opportunties
Graduate study in Psychology at Marywood attempts to provide the student with an in-depth view of the scientific foundations and professional applications of the discipline. The curriculum serves the needs of students who wish to apply psychological principles and techniques in varied professional settings. The master's level program is also an appropriate preparation for those who wish to pursue further study at the doctoral level in a more specialized area.
The General/Theoretical concentration is intended for those students who wish to develop a broad-based understanding of psychology for varied purposes (not necessarily involving clinical applications).
More About This Degree
Accomplished Psychology & Counseling Faculty
C. Estelle Campenni
Coordinator, Graduate and Undergraduate Psychology Programs
Francis J. DeMatteo, Ed.D., NCSP
Coordinator, School Psychology Program
Psychology & Counseling Department Chair
Faculty research interests include: adult survivors of abuse, aggression, auditory perception, brain trauma, child and adolescent disruptive behavioral disorders, cognitive and behavioral therapies, cognitive assessment, conflict resolution and mediation, cross-cultural variations in masculinity, dementia, effects of technological innovation in higher education, ethics and clinical practice, friendship relations, gender differences, health promotion in schools, improvement in student reading, instructional effectiveness, media violence, medical aspects of sexual dysfunction, multimedia effects on learning, music cognition, neuropsychology, organization of auditory events, outcomes assessment, pastoral counseling, personality assessment practicum and supervision, psychology and marketing, psychology and religion, psychotherapist burnout, self-esteem assessment and change, social-cognitive development, state dependent learning, stress and coping, training practices in school psychology, web sites in mental health, word recognition.
The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies includes a broad range of teaching, clinical and research equipment in support of its graduate training mission. The facility includes multimedia classrooms, a shared research laboratory, a stress and coping laboratory, a neuropsychology laboratory, and a curriculum library that includes books and journals related to psychology.
In addition to these features, the McGowan Center also houses the Psychological Services Center, an outpatient mental health clinic that serves the local community and is an important training ground for psychology and counseling students.
Graduate Admissions Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
- Completed application
- Official, sealed transcripts
- Two or three letters of recommendation