M.S. - School Psychology, Psy.D. - School Psychology
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. The programs are offered at our New York campuses in Queens and Oakdale, located in Long Island.
Completion of the 66-credit Master of Science program in School Psychology qualifies students for a provisional New York State certificate that authorizes practice as a school psychologist. This certificate is valid for five years from the date it is issued. After two years of experience, a school psychologist receives a permanent certificate in the field of pupil personnel services.