Welcome to the Department of Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS) at Barry University prepares students for many different career paths. The undergraduate psychology program offers students opportunities for experiential learning through research and community-based service learning. There are also three specializations. The Forensic Psychology Specialization focuses on psychology in the legal and criminal justice systems. The Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization focuses on psychology in the workplace. The Child and Adolescent Development Specialization focuses on psychological issues relevant to working with children and adolescents.
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MS) at Barry University is based on the scientist-practitioner model of training. It is designed to prepare students for careers in the area of mental health and for continuing doctoral-level education.
The Department offers two degree options, both of which prepare the student for further graduate training. The 60-credit option prepares the student to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. The 36-credit option is the core of the 60-credit option. The 36-credit option is available to students who wish to enter a doctoral program with less than a 60-credit master's degree or who decide to embark on an alternative career path.
According to recently changed Florida law, any student who graduates from this program after July 1, 2025 will no longer be eligible for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. See the following link: www.barry.edu/main/accreditation/professional-licensure-or-certification.html
Contact Dr. Linda Bacheller, Director, MS Clinical Psychology Program for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-899-4576.