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 both undergraduate and graduate levels, the psychology curriculum at Suffolk University encourages the student to examine the brain, the person, and the cultural context of individual development.

Learning Opportunities

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.

Counseling Programs

The counseling programs at Suffolk University instill the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for successful counseling in schools, colleges, and various community mental health settings.

PhD Program

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