PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Human behavior is complex. Why do people do what they do? And how do experiences, emotions, and genetics shape the experiences of daily living?
You can delve deeper into these questions, and gain the necessary analytical skills and training required to help others, through the field of psychology at Albizu University.
Our campus in Miami offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in psychology with an emphasis on cultural and ethnic sensitivity. Our bachelor’s program is also now offered 100% Online!
You can explore your particular interest through a wide choice of specializations, including mental health counseling, school counseling, marriage and family, industrial, organizational, and clinical psychology.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – On Campus & Online
The B.S. in Psychology program at Albizu University gives students the foundation they need to build a career in mental health as well as the required skills and knowledge to enter graduate school. Our program integrates social, emotional, and behavioral theories with current trends in psychology and mental health. Albizu University’s multicultural approach focuses on the worth and dignity of all people, regardless of background, origin, or life circumstances.
The BS in Psychology offers of two minors in key areas: Behavioral Analysis and Speech and Language Pathology. The BS in Psychology is offered on-ground and 100% Online.
Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Online
The M.S. in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology program at Albizu University, Miami campus, offered on campus as well as fully online, prepares students to be culturally competent I/O practitioners who develop and apply scientific knowledge to solve problems in the workplace. You will graduate with practical training in the areas of selection and placement, training and development, performance measurement, organizational development, and quality of worklife.
Master of Science in Psychology
The M.S. in Psychology program at Albizu University, Miami campus, trains students to become culturally competent mental health professionals who deliver effective services to diverse populations. Three majors are offered: Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling. A dual major option is available to provide students with additional specialized training and a competitive advantage in the labor market.
M.S. Psychology - Major in Mental Health Counseling
Graduates of the program are eligible for licensure as Mental Health Counselors in the state of Florida through the Florida Department of Health’s Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Graduates typically find employment in mental health services settings, such as community mental health agencies, hospitals, public and private social services agencies, shelters for special populations, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, school-based programs, substance abuse treatment programs, hospice centers, colleges, and universities, and private clinical practice. National certification is also available through the National Board for Certified Counselors.
M.S. Psychology - Major in Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduates of the program are eligible for licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Florida through the Florida Department of Health’s Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Graduates typically find employment in community mental health agencies, hospitals, public and private social services agencies, shelters for special populations, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, school-based programs, substance abuse treatment programs, hospice centers, colleges and universities, and private clinical practice. National certification is also available through the National Board for Certified Counselors.
M.S. Psychology - Major in School Counseling
The program graduates are eligible for certification in Guidance and Counseling (Grades PK-12) in Florida through the Florida Department of Education. A teaching certificate is also required. Graduates typically find employment in public and private pre-K, elementary, secondary, and high schools and charter schools.
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
The Psy.D. Program at Albizu University is designed to prepare students as health service psychologists to provide comprehensive psychotherapeutic and psychodiagnostic services, to assume administrative and supervisory positions in mental health programs, and to provide professional psychological consultation. The Program trains students in the theories and concepts of cultural and individual diversity and in their application to the practice of professional psychology. It also trains students to be consumers of research and base their work on the foundation of scientific evidence and scholarly works.
- On-campus training clinic that hosts an APA-accredited internship program
- Over 30 external practicum sites across three counties in South FL
- Many faculty currently maintain clinical practices and bring expertise in neuropsychology, child and family therapy, behavioral medicine, forensic psychology, treatment of substance use disorders, and bilingual assessment and treatment
- Students have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing research or initiate projects of their own interest
- Small cohort and class sizes
- BS Psychology programs are now offered 100% Online as well as On-campus
- Accessible staff and faculty
- Current students have obtained APA-accredited internships at prestigious institutions such as Harvard Medical School, New York University-Rusk Institute, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Federal Bureau of Prisons, among others
- Over 90% of students matched at APA-accredited internship sites in recent years
There is an array of work settings, including hospitals, private practice, universities, research centers, government agencies, community agencies and the military.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for psychologists is expected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, a rate that is much faster than the average for all occupations.
Founded in 1966, Albizu University is the first professional school of psychology established in North America and the Caribbean, with an ongoing focus on serving culturally diverse populations.
Our courses are taught by professors who are both academics and active professionals. Faculty members bring to the classroom a working expertise in theories, research, and practice in their fields.
A Strong Heritage
Founded in 1966 Albizu University is the first professional school of psychology established in North America and the Caribbean.
Albizu University offers morning, afternoon, evening, and night classes to provide you with the flexibility and convenience you need to meet all of life’s demands. Online classes and programs are also available.
The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program at Albizu University is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979; 202-336-6123 TDD
The Psy.D. program has been accredited by the APA since 1991. Following its 2016 reaccreditation review, the program was awarded seven years of accreditation, the maximum time period conferred by the APA at the time.
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