The Department of Psychology
About Us

The Psychology Department of John Jay College has a world-renowned faculty in forensic psychology and related areas and offers exciting academic programs in forensic psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department offers a wide array of foundational, specialized and interdisciplinary courses that provide students with an overall knowledge of the field. The Bachelor of Arts in forensic psychology, the first and most prestigious one of its kind in the country, is designed for students interested in the relationship between psychology and the legal system, especially the criminal justice system. The Master’s in Forensic Psychology program is designed to train practitioners to provide psychological services to and within the criminal justice system as well as to prepare students for doctoral study in psychology. The Department also offers a new New York State licensure-eligible Master’s in Forensic Mental Health Counseling. The Doctoral Program in Psychology of the City University of New York (CUNY), which is housed in John Jay’s Psychology Department, has two tracks emphasizing research training and clinical preparation. Our pre-eminent and diverse faculty are committed to teaching, scholarship, research and mentoring a diverse student body that is drawn from around the world. Additionally, the Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology offers an 18-credit Certificate to those mental health professionals who wish to compliment their training with an additional focus in forensic psychology, with a choice of six different sub specializations. Finally the MA-JD in Forensic Psychology and Law offers a 4-year program with NY Law School, training lawyers with a specialization in Forensic Psychology and Mental Disability Law.

Angela Crossman, Chairperson
529 West 59th St. Room 10.65.06, New York, NY 10019
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