Welcome to the JFK School of Psychology and Social Sciences

The mission of the JFK School of Psychology and Social Sciences at National University is to empower students and foster understanding through scholarship and research. Grounded in rigorous scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and social justice, our goal is to drive positive change for individuals and communities by providing students with mentorship, tools, and insights needed for interdisciplinary collaboration, pursuit of knowledge, and contributing to the improvement of society.

We offer a range of programs at the certificate, undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. These programs include clinical and non-clinical psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, consciousness and transformative studies, and social work. All of our programs are designed to give students the tools to fulfill their passions and become leading advocates for social change within their communities – we even offer a Community-Based Counseling Program. Many of our programs provide the foundational concepts and guiding principles of the behavioral and social sciences, preparing students to seek licensure or certification as psychologists, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, certified mental performance consultants, social workers or certified life coaches. Additionally, our school prepares students for careers in general psychology, industrial/organizational, forensic, health, educational, developmental psychology, gender diversity, addictions, trauma and disaster relief, and in areas of social policy and behavioral health administration. 

Each program offers access to dedicated faculty with real-world experience who are committed to mentoring students through rigorous and challenging courses and helping them achieve their educational and career goals.

Alvin McLean, Jr., PhD
Dean, JFK School of Psychology and Social Sciences


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