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School Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , NY,
The graduate program in School Psychology at Queens College is cast in the scientist-practitioner model. This model seeks to integrate theoretical knowledge and applied skills in all coursework as well as in practical and internships in order to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth. 


The goal is to prepare psychologists with high levels of ethical and professional competencies to provide sound educational and psychological services in the school and other educational settings.

This 60-credit specialist-level program provides the skills necessary for the professional preparation of school psychologists. It meets the academic and internship requirements for New York State Certification in School Psychology and is approved as a training institution in School Psychology by the New York State Department of Education and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The program leads to a Provisional Certificate in School Psychology and a degree of Master of Science in Education. It can be completed in three years of full-time study, including a one-year internship, or in four years on a part-time basis, with three years of part-time study and a final year of full-time internship. 

Furthermore, candidates may enroll in either a Bilingual or Multicultural Specialization. The Bilingual Specialization leads to a Bilingual Extension (provided by the New York State Education Department to bilingual candidates meeting the states’ bilingual requirements). The Multicultural Specialization is for non-bilingual students who wish to obtain additional expertise in working with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Both specializations require additional coursework (6 additional credits) and a special internship experience.

Programme Structure

The curriculum is sequenced, with the first year focused on theoretical foundations and skill development, followed by more experiential components in the later years. The sequence is designed to introduce complex concepts slowly, building upon the basics. The coursework is designed to cover the 10 Domains of School Psychology Training and Practice that are part of the NASP Standards for Training and Field Placement experience and practical. Close supervision of skills is followed by an internship, where students are given the opportunity to integrate these experiences in a practical, professional environment, both in school and clinical settings. All students follow the same basic sequence of coursework, with program modifications made to meet individual needs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • All candidates must have completed a satisfactory undergraduate program of study in a relevant major.
  • There are 9 prerequisite courses for the graduate program in School Psychology.  Once enrolled in the program, any outstanding prerequisites must be completed before the beginning of the second year of the program.
  • Three written recommendations. 
  • In the admissions essay applicants should discuss their interest in school psychology and their reasons for applying to the program. 
  • An interview may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    805 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 805 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    805 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 805 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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