School Psychology M.S. and Psy.d. Programs

School Psychology M.S.

In response to the growing need for school psychologists to ensure the mental health and safety of our children, there has been an increasing demand for qualified psychologists to serve in schools and other academic institutions.

You can prepare for this thriving field through the Master of Science in School Psychology Program at St. John’s University. Offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the program educates students to become New York state-certified school psychologists.

Our program is fully-approved/accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). For more of our program’s admission and outcomes data please click here.

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.

School Psychology psy.d.

The School Psychology Psy.D. program is fully APA-accredited, as of April 2007, by the American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C., 20002-4242, tel. (202) 336-5979.

The School Psychology Psy.D. program is also fully approved/accredited, until December 2023, by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). For more of our program’s admission and outcomes data please click here and here.

The School Psychology Psy.D. program is also approved by the ASPPB/National Register.

The program offers both a general track and a bilingual track of study. A listing of program requirements for each track is accessible in the course section below.

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.

Read our frequently asked questions about the program, admissions, financial aid, and more within the Psychology Department.

Department Contact

Samuel O. Ortiz, Ph.D.

Director, Graduate Programs in School Psychology

ortizs@stjohns.edu