Why Choose Albizu University?
We help you turn your passion into a profession
We believe in giving you the tools to get a profession with a purpose. Join the more than 2,000 students that regard our university as the place to obtain a comprehensive education in psychology, speech pathology, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), human services, and more.
Here are the top ten reasons to choose Albizu University:
A Strong Heritage:
Founded in 1966, Albizu University (AU) is the first professional school of psychology established in the United States and the Caribbean. The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; its clinical psychology programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association; and the Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The PhD in Clinical Psychology program at AU’s San Juan campus received the Example of Excellence Award in Education in 2011, the only institution in Puerto Rico to receive this honor.
Under the supervision of licensed professionals at on-campus clinics and external sites, students train to become practitioners in the fields of psychology and speech/language therapy and pathology providing no-charge or low-fee services to more than 20,000 individuals in the San Juan and South Florida area.
Our courses are taught by professors who are both academics and active professionals. Faculty members bring their working expertise on theories, research, and practice to the classroom.
We know our students by name and understand their needs and interests. Our faculty members are mentors who will help you pursue your career goals and inspire you to become actively engaged in classroom discussions and activities.
Convenience and Location:
- The San Juan Campus is located in the center of Puerto Rico’s capital city and is surrounded by historic buildings, museums, restaurants, plazas, and a variety of businesses. The environment contributes to a lively and interesting student experience. Parking lots and other amenities are at walking distance from campus.
- The Miami Campus is located in the metropolitan area of Miami, Florida, a city that is known as the gateway to the Caribbean region as well as Central and South America. Considered the most multiethnic city in the United States, Miami is a vibrant, thriving metropolis that offers students an interesting off-campus experience. Whether you enjoy people-watching on world-famous South Beach, visiting museums, attending cultural events, or dining at one of its many ethnic restaurants, Miami offers numerous opportunities.
- The modern Mayagüez University Center is conveniently located in the coastal area of Mayagüez. It has 24-hour security and ample parking space. Mayagüez is known to be a city focused on the academic and socio-cultural aspects of student life.
At Albizu University, we welcome and respect diversity. Our programs are designed for students of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds and provide a rich exposure to culturally diverse populations through both academic training and applied experiences. Our university is ranked by the National Science Foundation (NSF) among the top five U.S. universities in conferring doctoral degrees to Hispanic students.
Albizu University offers bachelor’s degree programs in speech and language therapy (San Juan and Mayagüez), education (Miami), criminal justice (Miami), and psychology (San Juan, Mayagüez, and Miami) designed to prepare students for careers in these challenging fields. The master’s level programs in psychology (San Juan, Mayagüez, and Miami), education (Miami), speech/language pathology (San Juan, Mayagüez, and Miami), and doctoral programs in psychology (San Juan, Mayagüez, and Miami) and human services (Miami) provide excellent training that combines theory and practice within a multicultural framework.
More than 75% of our students qualify for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, or on-campus employment.
Through our Miami, San Juan, and Mayagüez clinics as well as our network of external practicum sites, Albizu University students apply the clinical skills acquired throughout their training in the mental health and speech and language services provided to the local community. Program curricula are designed to provide practical experience for our graduate students early on in their training.
Albizu University offers morning, afternoon, and night courses to provide you with the flexibility that you need to meet all of life’s demands. Online courses and programs are also available for your convenience.