Welcome! The Department of Educational Psychology sponsors Master of Arts/Sixth-Year and Doctor of Philosophy programs in school psychology.
The graduate programs in school psychology are integrated and organized programs of professional psychology that prepare scientist-practitioners whose primary professional interests involve children, families, and the educational process. The programs have an orientation that emphasizes the integration of theory and research relative to enhancing individual development. The programs also stress an empirically based intervention approach to the practice of school psychology.
The master's/sixth-year program is designed to prepare qualified school psychologists to practice in public schools or related educational settings. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP Program Review Board, 803-323-2341) and the Connecticut State Board of Education.
The Ph.D. program in school psychology adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of graduate education in health service psychology. The training is designed to prepare students for the practice of health service psychology based on the scientific method and to promote the commitment to a career of research directed toward the advancement of the science of psychology. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; 202 336-5979; http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation).
Statement in compliance with Title 4, Department of Education; 34 CFR 668.43. Although we are an APA-approved program, it is unknown as to whether the degree requirements of this program meet the educational requirements for licensure in every US state and territory.
Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
For detailed information about doctoral student matriculation, time to completion, program costs, internship placements, and licensure, please visit the Student Admissions, Outcomes, & Other Data page of our website. In addition, please download the program handbook for information about program policies and courses of study for both the doctoral and master's/sixth-year programs.
If you have further specific questions after reviewing our website, please feel free to contact the Program Director.
Please note that the school psychology program admits students once a year beginning in the fall. Completed applications submitted by December 1 will be given full review; applications submitted after December 1 will be considered on a rolling basis as there is space available. Further information can be found under the Prospective Students tab.