Taught course

Psychology: School

St John's University · St John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must: •Possess a baccalaureate degree •Satisfy the department that his or her undergraduate preparation indicates a high potential for successful advanced study in psychology •Submit transcripts of undergraduate and any prior graduate work •Have completed a minimum of 24 undergraduate credits in psychology, including courses in Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and a laboratory course •Submit three to five letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an individual who will address the matter of the applicant's research potential •Submit two papers from psychology courses: one a laboratory paper and one a term paper •Provide a clearly written statement of educational and professional goals •Submit acceptable scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (general) •Complete an interview process with the departmental admissions committee Students accepted for admission to the Master in Science program with any course deficiencies must remove these deficiencies prior to matriculation. The Master in Science program may be undertaken on a part-time basis with a minimum of six credits per semester. Prior to beginning required supervised clinical hours at the University Clinics and external clinical placement sites, students will be required to undergo and successfully pass a Criminal Background Check, at a cost of approximately $100

Months of entry


Course content

Completion of the 66-credit Master of Science program in School Psychology qualifies students for a provisional New York State certificate that authorizes practice as a school psychologist. This certificate is valid for five years from the date it is issued. After two years of experience, a school psychologist receives a permanent certificate in the field of pupil personnel services.

The program offers both a general track and a bilingual track of study. A listing of program requirements for each track is accessible in Courses section below.

Read our frequently asked questions about the program, admissions, financial aid, and more, within the Psychology Department.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Robert Medrano