Mount Mercy University’s psychology program places students directly into internships and research opportunities, providing real-life work experience – even before graduation.

Through Mount Mercy’s respected ties to community organizations, students develop work experience and connections which place them ahead of other eastern Iowa psychology majors. Guided by an interactive approach, engaging curriculum and faculty-student research, students develop valuable critical thinking, counseling and research skills.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in psychology are ready for careers in diverse settings. They work in hospitals, schools, businesses, psychiatric and social services, and government agencies. Many continue on to Mount Mercy’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree or other graduate, medical or law schools.

Students interested in social psychology, health psychology, sport psychology or cognitive psychology can incorporate interdisciplinary studies in MMU’s recognized social work, criminal justice, sociology, biology and chemistry programs.

Members of the Psychology Club participate in service projects and activities that move their education beyond the walls of the classroom. Mount Mercy students have the opportunity to meet respected names in psychology and fulfill their passion for learning more about how the human mind works. 

What can I do with a psychology degree?

Graduates from MMU’s psychology program have become case workers, mental health professionals, care providers, therapists, counselors and human resource staff members, working for local social services, government agencies and beyond.

Mount Mercy’s psychology graduates have found jobs nationally and locally:

  • Tanager Place
  • Four Oaks
  • The ARC
  • Linn Co. Human Services Dept.
  • Young Parents Network
  • ADAPT of Illinois
  • Lutheran Social Services

Alumni explain why Mount Mercy is the top school for psychology in Iowa:

 “I was a student at a number of different schools before I came to Mount Mercy University. Never have I experienced the dedication and passion that Mount Mercy professors have towards collaborating with their students on research. I gained valuable research experience that will follow me through the remainder of my academic and professional career.”

Brooke Martin ’14, Patient Care Technician, St. Luke’s Emergency Room; Clinical Psychology Graduate Student


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