For admittance to the program, 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 currently matriculated for a master's degree at St. John's University who are interested in the University's doctoral programs must follow the procedure outlined for new applicants.
- Students who have a Masters in School Psychology and a permanent or provisional certification in school psychology can apply for advanced standing status.
- Students accepted for admission to a doctoral program with any course deficiencies must remove these deficiencies prior to matriculation.
Months of entry
The School Psychology Psy.D. Program is APA-accredited, as of April 2007, by the American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C., 20002-4242, tel. (202) 336-5979. The School Psychology Psy.D. Program is also fully approved, until December 2016, by the National Association of School Psychologists(NASP). The School Psychology Psy.D. program is also approved by the ASPPB/National Register.
The program offers both a general track and a bilingual track of study.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time60-72 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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