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School Psychology

California University of Pennsylvania

M.Sc.
14 months
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774 USD/credit
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Take the first step toward a rewarding career as a school psychologist with a master's degree in School Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania. 

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Overview

The School Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania is the first phase of a three-year certification program designed for bachelor’s degree holders in psychology or for those who have taken at least 15 credits of psychology coursework, including a statistic’s course. This graduate degree program can be completed in 14 months of full-time study. 

After obtaining a master's degree, pursue school psychology certification preparation at Cal U  in order to practice as a school psychologist. 

Rigorous training will help you go far.

Cal U education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

This program is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

A fast-paced schedule includes an online summer start, followed by face-to-face evening classes.

Degree classes cover child psychology, human development, special education and more.

Degree Benefits

This master's degree equips you with the foundation for becoming a well-rounded school psychologist and prepares you to begin state certification requirements. Courses and field experiences teach you how to perform:

  • Assessments (comprehensive evaluations of disability and risk).
  • Consultations with parents and teachers regarding instructional and behavioral needs.
  • Interventions, including crisis prevention/intervention, and individual and group counseling.
  • Training of teachers, parents and students in problem-solving methods and risk identification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychopathology of Childhood 
  • Principles of Instruction and Intervention 
  • Advanced Psychology of Learning 
  • Psychology of Growth and Development 
  • Advanced Tests and Measurements 
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 
  • Fundamentals of School Psychology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 14 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
76 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • School Psychology Master's Only:  Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a GPA of 3.00 or higher or at least 15 credits of psychology with a 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • School Psychology Certificate Only:  Master's degree in school or educational psychology with a GPA of 3.00 (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution (for master's) or graduate institution (for certification)
  • Autobiographical essay focusing on student's motivation to become a school psychologist
  • School Psychology Master's Only:  Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 14 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 14 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 14 months.

Funding

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