Research course

School Psychology

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

Entry requirements

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


Course content

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

  • PsychD
    full time
    60-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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