M.Sc. On Campus

School Psychology

University of La Verne

36 months
775 USD/credit 16533 USD/year
775 USD/credit 16533 USD/year
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The Master of Science in School Psychology with Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential program of University of La Verne prepares ethical, culturally responsive school psychologists who advocate for equitable, safe, and diverse PK–12 learning environments where all children can thrive. 


School Psychology program of University of La Verne equips graduates to utilize expertise in mental health, psychoeducational assessment, behavior intervention, and learning to partner with school administrators, teachers, and families to enrich the academic, social, and emotional lives of children.


Because of an increasing awareness of the connection between mental health and learning, employment for school psychologists continues to grow. Graduates of the master’s in school psychology program are able to utilize their training to improve academic achievement, support diverse learners, and promote positive behavior and mental health in educational settings; work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies; consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health personnel to improve support strategies; and employ interventions to manage student and classroom behavior.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Development 
  • Learning Disabilities and Neurology 
  • Child Psychopathology 
  • School Psychology 
  • Program Planning and Evaluation 
  • Counseling and Psychological Theories 
  • Behavioral Interventions for Academic Success 
  • Instruction and Intervention 
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention 
  • Individual Counseling in Schools 
  • Group Counseling in Schools 
  • Psychology of Multiculturalism in Schools 
  • Consultation Skills for School Psychologists 
  • Individual Assessment 
  • Advanced Assessment 
  • Alternative Assessment and Behavior Intervention 
  • Elective from recommended LFCE classes 
  • Practicum in School Psychology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Recommended: application to be submitted at least one month prior to the semester/term you wish to begin (international students: at least two months)


64 alternative credits

64-67 semester hours


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. (Doctoral programs may also require a master’s degree.) Students whose degrees were completed at foreign universities must submit notarized translations into English where appropriate. Such students may be required to have their degrees evaluated by a La Verne-approved evaluation service to determine equivalency to a bachelor’s degree from the United States. There is a fee for this service.
  • A preferred GPA of 2.5 or above for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study, and a GPA of 3.0 for any graduate work.
  • Letters of recommendation attesting to academic/professional competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to write at an acceptable level for graduate study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16533 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    16533 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 36 months.

$775 — La Verne campus$700 — Regional campuses

Living costs for La Verne

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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