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School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


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“The professors I had at Marist gave me new-found confidence as a student,
researcher, and practitioner. I was able to build close relationships with my professors, and I have continued to look to them for advice on my professional development after graduation.”
— Laura Miller ‘17,
MSW Candidate, Columbia University

About the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

As a student in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, you'll enjoy small class-sizes led by professors and faculty with both prestigious academic credentials and years of professional experience.

Our faculty come to know each and every student, and are available to help develop an appropriate plan of study and counsel on key topics such as internships, preparation for graduate study, research opportunities, and employment.

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Christina Wright Fields

Poughkeepsie, NY
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Joseph Kopp

Massapequa Park, NY
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Daria Hanssen

Highland, NY
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Maggie Lyman

Simsbury, CT
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Nicholas Montany

Poughkeepsie, NY
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Brooke Millard

Poughkeepsie, NY
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Message from the Dean

Our students enter professions that are the backbone of an enlightened and productive society. We are counselors, researchers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement workers and psychologists. We nurture society, we inform public policy, we discover cures in labs, we protect, and we lead. Our students are engaged in activism and service in our communities as well as dialogue and research with our faculty to create solutions that improve the human condition.


Dr. Deborah Gatins, Dean


School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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