Taught course

School Psychology

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

Months of entry


Course content

In response to the growing need for school psychologists to ensure the mental health and safety of our children, there has been an increasing demand for qualified psychologists to serve in schools and other academic institutions.

Named one of the Best Careers in 2009 by U.S. News World and Report and forecasted to grow by 11% through 2018 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of school psychology is flourishing – especially for those who hold graduate degrees.

You can prepare for this thriving field through the Master of Science in School Psychology Program at St. John’s University. Offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the program educates students to become New York state certified school psychologists.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Marlene Sotelo-Dynega