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What You Learn

Kean offers you the chance to study psychology through the lens that interests you.

  • Forensic psychology is designed for students interested in pursuing doctoral training in psychology and/or law. Successful graduates pursue careers in areas such as juvenile/adult court clinics, correctional settings, law enforcement or forensic psychiatric settings.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy is a professional training program designed to prepare students for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in New Jersey. The program includes a two-term internship, and includes a focus on understanding the varied religious, ethnic, cultural and national characteristics of marriage and family therapists' clientele.
  • Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology is designed for students pursuing careers in the helping professions who wish to upgrade their competence, or pursue careers in the behavioral sciences. This master's program relates to community, agency, personnel and organizational work, as well as law enforcement, human resources, social services and more.

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.


Adrienne Garro, Ph.D., Professor

Keri Giordano, PsyD, Assistant Professor

Aaron Gubi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Forensic Psychology (M.A.)

Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)

Psychology - Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology (M.A.)

I feel that I have truly been able to grow not only as a counselor, but as an individual. I feel empowered by the knowledge that I learned in this MFT program.

Nicole A. Michalitsianos
Student, Marriage and Family Therapy program

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning and professional growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities, internships and more that we offer to advance your career and set the stage for continued success.


Students have the opportunity to participate in practica and externships in different settings. These experiences provide valuable opportunities for hands-on application of skills learned in class.

The school psychology professional diploma program includes practica in school settings.


Students can participate in research teams with departmental faculty and present their research projects at the annual Kean Research Days event and at regional, state, and national conferences.

School psychology graduate students at Research Day


Graduates of the Kean's M.A. psychology programs obtain positions in a wide range of settings and locations.

  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Youth counselor
  • Sports psychologist
  • Consumer psychologist
  • Career counselor
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