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Master of Arts in School Psychology

Master of Arts in School Psychology

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 36 months
The program’s focus is prevention and early intervention. It prepares psychologists as leaders and innovators who can identify, assess, and remedy the social and educational problems of children and adults. Students are trained to be scientists and practitioners from an ecological, data-oriented perspective. Each student’s program of study is tailored to allow development of individual strengths and interests. Master’s and doctoral students take course work in the following general areas: psychological and educational foundations of school psychology: psychometrics, assessment, and research; methods of school-based intervention; professional school psychology; application of research skills; and practicum experiences. Every student must complete a one-year, full-time internship. Doctoral students also complete a supervised college teaching experience. Graduates of the school psychology program find positions in the United States and abroad, in schools and in other settings. These positions include teaching and providing services at infant, preschool, school-age, and adult levels; conducting individual and group intervention programs; coordinating in-service training programs; consulting with teachers about educating children with disabilities and other at-risk students; conducting research, teaching, and coordinating school psychology training programs in colleges and universities; working in the administration of special education programs; and delivering a range of psychological and educational services in collaboration with a variety of professionals.