The accelerated program permits qualified psychology majors to earn a Master’s degree in School Psychology within five years. The M.S. in School Psychology prepares you to become a leader and advocate for children within the school system. Successful completion of the program leads to New York State Certification, which enables you to work as a psychologist in a variety of school settings.
Criteria for Admission
- The general requirements for the School of Arts and Sciences and the core requirements in Psychology should be completed during the first three undergraduate years.
- A GPA of at least 3.0 is required for admission.
- Students must take the following four undergraduate courses before taking graduate courses:
B.A./M.S. Program Schedule
Students who successfully complete the accelerated program will receive both the B.A. degree in Psychology and a M.S. degree in School Psychology. The M.S. degree can be accomplished in five years if the student completes 24 graduate credits in her senior year, 15 graduate credits in the summer following the senior year, and 21 graduate credits in the fifth year.
Senior Year Undergraduate Schedule
PSY 501 Introduction to School Psychology 3 cr.*
GSC 571 Human Growth and Development 3 cr.*
GSC 584 Introduction to Theories of Counseling 3 cr.*
PSY 615 Psychopathology 3 cr.*
*accepted towards undergraduate major requirements
PSY 600 Individual IQ Testing 3 cr.
PSY 602 Assessment of Personality and Emotional Development 3 cr.
PSY 581 Interviewing and Counseling 3 cr.
PSY 621 Behavior Strategies in the Classroom 3 cr.
Graduate School Schedule
Summer I Semester
GSC 619 Group Counseling 3 cr.
GSC 784 Ethics in Counseling 3 cr.
Summer II Semester
PSY 649 Consultation and Collaboration 3 cr.
PSY 660 Practicum in School Psychology 3 cr.
Summer III Semester
PSY 603 Academic Assessment and Intervention 3 cr.
PSY 790 Internship I 3 cr.
PSY 588 Family Process and Therapy I 3 cr.
SED 579 Learning and Behavior Disorders 3 cr.
PSY 690 Psychodiagnostics and Reporting 3 cr.
PSY 791 Internship II 3 cr.
GSC 505 Research Methods 3 cr.
Elective course 3 cr.
Please visit The Graduate School catalog for course descriptions.