Letter from the President
Welcome to Divine Mercy University!
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the dynamic programs we have here both onsite here in Arlington, VA and online. I am always 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 program which integrates the science of psychology with the Catholic-Christian vision of the person is a challenging task, yet THE UNIVERSITY has made remarkable progress in only 15 years:
- Our past and current students have come from over 30 states as well as 13 other countries.
- Our 160 alumni are serving in many parts of our nation and abroad, building Catholic psychology practices.
- 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.
- We are also proud to enter our second decade with no debt and a growing number of supporters.
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 in the field of psychology. Pursue your vocation to heal (or helping others pursue theirs), and transform our culture. Please come and visit us sometime or join our online community!
Rev. Charles Sikorsky L.C., J.D., J.C.L.
1 “Address of John Paul II to the Tribunal of the Roman Rota,” February 7, 1987