M.Sc. On Campus Blended

School Psychology

California University of Pennsylvania

12 months
774 USD/credit 27864 USD/year
774 USD/credit 27864 USD/year
516 USD/credit 18576 USD/year
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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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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 

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    27864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for California

1570 - 2658 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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