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Psychology majors at Mount St. Joseph University investigate human behavior and mental processes in a discipline that employers value.

The major focuses on the theories, research techniques, and applications of the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. We emphasize development of critical thinking and research skills.

Award-winning Students

Since 1998, 10 of our students have won regional and national Psi Chi awards for presenting exceptional research at professional conferences, that's more than any other area college or university.

Award-winning Faculty

Our faculty have earned numerous college-wide awards for teaching excellence and distinguished scholarship, and state-wide awards for teaching excellence.

Research Opportunities

As a student at the Mount, you can collaborate with faculty on research projects, design and conduct your own research project, and present work at a professional psychology conference. There you can meet researchers from across the country and the world.

Career Preparation

The Psychology program prepares you for a career in many fields, including:

  • mental health
  • human resources
  • child development
  • psychological research
  • business

Students have pursued graduate degrees in clinical, school, and developmental psychology, as well as social work, law, and physical therapy.

Visit our Alumni Careers webpage to see examples of our graduates’ careers.

Experiential Education

Gain valuable experience and earn money with the Mount’s extensive cooperative education program. Co-op placements have included:

  • assisting with group counseling in community mental health agencies
  • coordinating clinical research in local hospitals
  • providing education and support to children with developmental disabilities

Many students receive job offers as a result of their co-op experiences.

News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent psychology program news and events; visit the department of psychology page.