School Psychology Programs for Graduate Students

Make a difference with a school psychology master’s degree from Adelphi.

Adelphi’s MA in School Psychology Program is nationally accredited program that provides a unique integration of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches for working with students across diverse settings. Adelphi provides an ecological 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.

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Why should I enroll in Adelphi’s MA in School Psychology Program?

Adelphi’s Master’s in School Psychology is unique 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, offering students multiple perspectives from which to approach working with children and their families.

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What will I study in the School Psychology Program?

Adelphi’s master’s degree in School Psychology 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.

Adelphi also offers the opportunity to pursue a certification in Bilingual School Psychology or a specialization in Autism. Students may also apply for acceptance to a federally funded Infant Mental Health specialization program (IMH-DP).

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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 MA in School Psychology?

The priority deadline* when applying for fall admission to the MA in School Psychology is March 1.

Admissions requirements include:

  • 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

*Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

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Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology
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