Phillips Graduate University

Phillips Graduate University

M.A. in Psychology: School Psychology/PPS


19900 Plummer St

Chatsworth, CA 91311

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

School Psychology/Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Phillips Graduate University School Psychology Masters Program provides future school psychologists with a solid academic foundation in both psychology and education. An emphasis in Positive Psychology and Positive Behavioral Supports is stranded throughout the program and includes a focus on early intervention, resilience, and well-being as best practices for practitioners and the clients we serve. Positive Psychology has proven valuable in enhancing both academic and school-wide mental health. School psychologists are specialists in both mental health and education. The program and faculty are committed to the development of each student’s academic knowledge and professional skills, complemented by self-awareness, regard for others, and respect for cultural and individual differences

School Psychology is a three-year program leading to a Master of Arts in Psychology and a credential (PPS) as a School Psychologist in the state of California. The program requires 450 hours of practicum in the first two years; the final year is a 1,200 hour internship in a public school setting. Upon completion of the program, students can apply for national certification as a school psychologist (NCSP). After two years of experience, they may apply to be a Licensed Educational Psychologist through the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). 

Students begin working in the schools in the first semester of the program and are provided with a strong theoretical base and analytical skills, which prepare them to work in diverse and multicultural communities.  

In order to provide both an experiential and applied approach, all of our faculty are practicing professionals with diverse specializations, which ensures that students are kept current with complex and constantly changing needs of contempory school systems. This brings a wealth of real-worl experiences to the classroom that enhances our students' education and their careers post-graduation. 



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Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

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Locale: Large City

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