M.Sc. On Campus

School Psychology

Pennsylvania State University

24 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This intercollege School Psychology program at Pennsylvania State University is based primarily on courses in educational psychology, psychology, and special education. In addition, courses are often drawn from counselor education, human development and family studies, educational theory and policy, educational administration, and curriculum and instruction.


The objective of this School Psychology program offered at Pennsylvania State University is to develop a psychologist capable of providing health care who is interested in and knowledgeable about education and psychology in the school setting. The school psychologist must utilize professional skill and knowledge about children and youth to make contributions that are meaningful to and utilized by teachers, other school personnel, and parents. The development of competencies needed by a fully qualified school psychologist requires at least the education represented by a doctoral degree.


Practicum facilities, in addition to those in nearby public schools, include:

  • the Center for Educational Diagnosis and Remediation,
  • the School Psychology Clinic,
  • the Communication Disorders Clinic,
  • the Reading Center, and
  • the Psychology Clinic.

Facilities for work with children are also available through other academic units, as well as through assistantship assignments.


The program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, the National Commission for Accreditation in Teacher Education (NASP), and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development, Health, & Education From a Global Perspective 
  • Professional Issues in School Psychology
  • Development Across the Life Span
  • Supervision of Pupil Service Personnel
  • Social Aspects of Behavior in Education
  • Psychoeducational Interventions
  • School-Based Psychological Interventions for Children and Youth
  • Academic Instruction and Intervention
  • Psychological and Educational Evaluation of Exceptional Children
  • Special Education, School Governance, and School Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate major emphasizing work in psychology and/or education is preferred;
  • A minimum of one-third of graduate credits of A quality;
  • GPA of B or higher;
  • Satisfactory recommendations from two or more professors, preferably psychologists;
  • Graduate Record Examination scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39248 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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