Applied Psychology


Robert J. Volpe, PhD
Professor & Chair

404 International Village
617.373.8892 (fax)

Graduate programs in the Department of Applied Psychology (including two doctoral programs accredited by the American Psychological Association) reflect Northeastern University’s tradition of practice-oriented education with an ecological and multicultural focus. Faculty and students come from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, providing an enriching learning experience. The department is a scientist-practitioner-based unit that generates new psychological knowledge through research, and the translation of research, to applications that:

  1. Optimize development and learning 
  2. Promote mental and physical health across the life span

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences emphasizes experiential and field-based learning, interdisciplinary and global knowledge, and integration of science and practice. The Department of Applied Psychology seeks to produce students who are well prepared to become counseling and psychology professionals in a variety of educational, government, community, organizational, and private settings. Our doctoral programs provide excellent educational opportunities for those interested in professional psychology with specialized training for future careers in academic or practice positions as licensed psychologists. Bouvé students have an opportunity to acquire knowledge and competency needed for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and professional achievement.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)

Master of Science (MS)

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP)

Graduate Certificate