Welcome to Divine Mercy University!
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the dynamic mission of Divine Mercy University and the recent growth that has taken place over the course of the last year. Our university feels called by God to change the culture. Our graduates continue to serve those who are hurting and make a vital difference in our culture. I am continually inspired by the commitment of our students, faculty and alumni, and hope you are able to glimpse a bit of the incredible mission and team we have here.
Building a university that integrates both the science and practice of psychology and counseling with the Catholic-Christian vision of the person is a challenging task, yet the university has made remarkable progress in the course of the last 17 years:
- An Alumni Association was formed, helping our graduates to continue their vital impact in over 40 states and 20 countries.
- Scholarly and research projects have been developed, including the publishing of our foundational work on the nature of the human person and strategic partnerships with over 15 other institutions.
- Our efforts have been recognized by Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Ratzinger) and Pope John Paul II, among many other distinguished intellectuals of our day.
- In 2014, we expanded by introducing our first fully online Master’s degree, an M.S. in Psychology, designed for working professionals and those in pastoral ministry.
- In 2016, we expanded from The Institute for the Psychological Sciences into Divine Mercy University, with the launch of a new School of Counseling.
- APA Accreditation was granted to the Psy.D. program at The Institute for the Psychological Sciences.
Maintaining the highest educational standards, we are continuing to explore other ways to transform culture and make the practice of an integrated psychology a prominent reality: collaborating with bishops and Catholic communities worldwide, designing more online programs, and preparing a groundbreaking textbook of case studies that will demonstrate the difference our vision makes in concrete therapeutic practice.
I invite you to join us as we look forward to an exciting time while we work together to strengthen families, heal trauma, build virtue and give hope.
Fr. Charles Sikorsky, L.C., J.D., J.C.L.
President, Divine Mercy University