M.A. in School Psychology

Make a difference with Adelphi’s M.A. in School Psychology.

Adelphi’s M.A. in School Psychology is unique in offering students multiple perspectives from which to approach working with children and their families. Students are encouraged to conceptualize the challenges facing today’s youth within a framework that promotes an appreciation of diversity and an understanding of the many factors affecting the academic and social-emotional development of children and adolescents. The program stands apart in its integration of theoretical approaches—including both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral schools of thought—and its attention to the social and cultural dynamics that shape a learner’s experience.

Why should I enroll in Adelphi’s M.A. in School Psychology Program?

  • You will benefit from the individualized attention that can be offered in small class sizes and cohorts.
  • You will have ample opportunities to gain experience and find mentors beyond your traditional course work.
  • Some opportunities include:
    • Teaching and research assistantships
    • Working with the Social Training Center—an initiative created by the program to offer group psychotherapy services to adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum
    • Pursuing research or school consultation initiatives at the direction of faculty members
  • You will find a strong emphasis on assessment and diagnosis.
  • Students have the opportunity to pursue a certificate in bilingual school psychology and a specialization in autism.
  • Interested students have ample opportunities to conduct research and to present papers at and participate in academic conferences.

What will I study in the School Psychology Program?

Adelphi’s M.A. in School Psychology program offers an integrated curriculum in which students learn to appreciate the unique contributions of different theoretical models—psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral. There is also a strong emphasis on assessment and diagnosis. Practicum and internship placements are arranged in consultation with a field placement coordinator.

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Who are the School Psychology faculty?

You will study with faculty members who are either practicing school psychologists or have previous experience in school settings.

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How do I apply to the M.A. in School Psychology?

  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • 15 credits in psychology, one of which must be statistics            
  • Three letters of recommendation from former teachers or employers
  • An essay or professional statement, which must address the following:
    • Reasons for selecting Adelphi University
    • Reasons for wanting to become a school psychologist
    • Long-term professional goals
  • An interview

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Office of Graduate Admissions
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e – graduateadmissions@adelphi.edu
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