December 2, 2016

I had a wonderful time sitting down with Evan Lawrence, FMHC alumnus.  He works for a not-for-profit organization, EAC Network: Empower, Assist, Care.  This isn’t his first encounter with the organization.  He did the second half of his externship with EAC’s Brooklyn & Staten Island...

December 2, 2016

Hazell Imbert exudes a cool, refreshing demeanor, with a heart of gold to match.  A member and leader of FCSG, or the Forensic Counseling Student Group, Hazell always politely inquires about how you’re doing, oozing a caring attitude, even if you don’t know her.

I wanted to find out m...

December 2, 2016

A number of students who set foot into college as freshmen are unsure of the path they want to tread. This was not the case with Leah Kaylor, a proud alumnus of the MA in Forensic Mental Health Counseling program at John Jay, who had known all along that psychology was her calling.


December 2, 2016

Anna Cheng and Laura Cheetham are two teaching assistants, sponsored by the Excellence Fees Initiative. 

Anna, who assists with a clinical interview and assessment course, comments that it’s been a really positive experience.  “We (the professor and I) work together to find different...

October 14, 2016

How often do you get to meet someone who’s “worked” with a serial killer for five years (no, not that kind of work) collecting enough details to actually author a biography about him and provide an insight into the workings of his mind? Hardly ever!

And this is not just any serial kil...

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Important Dates

Friday, May 18-Thursday, May 24:

  • Final exams

Wednesday, May 30:

  • Commencement 2018

Monday, June 4:

  • Summer session I begins

  • Forensic Psychology MA
  • Forensic Mental Health Counseling MA
  • @ForensicPychMAJJ
  • @ForensicMHC


The MA Excellence Program newsletter is a platform designed for students enrolled in various psychology graduate-level programs across John Jay to connect online by sharing their thoughts on courses and topics of academic interest or research so as to help fine-tune their writing skills by publishing submissions.

The blog is also updated on a bi-weekly basis with important announcements from the department and notices about upcoming events including guest lectures, conferences, and job fairs.

For more information on the MA Forensic Psychology and MA Forensic Mental Health Counseling programs, as well as other graduate and certificate courses offered by the school, please visit the John Jay website.