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Master of Science in School Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Master of Science (MS) in School Psychology program at PCOM, which is taught by world-renowned faculty who are leaders in the field, provides a strong foundation in school psychology, with an applied behavior analysis emphasis.  The MS program is designed to develop professionals who possess the personal characteristics and academic competencies necessary to provide mental health, behavioral and educational services to children, adolescents and families.

The master of science degree is geared toward working professionals. The MS degree can be completed in 14 months and requires 33 credits beyond the bachelor's degree. While the program is full-time, it is conveniently structured for full-time professionals, with all classes meeting in the evening hours and occasionally on weekends.

Students follow an established sequence of required courses, which includes fieldwork through an approved practicum. Upon completion of the MS degree, students have fulfilled the required coursework to continue progress towards school psychology certification via the Educational Specialist (EdS) degree and/or have the required coursework to continue to accrue supervised experience towards Behavior Analysis Certification (BCBA). Students who would like to continue working toward becoming a certified school psychologist can apply to the Educational Specialist in School Psychology Program.

PCOM's Master of Science and Educational Specialists programs in School Psychology are National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Approved. For more information about this distinction, visit www.nasponline.org.

PCOM's Master of Science in School Psychology course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). For more information about this distinction, visitwww.bcba.com

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Program Mission and Outcomes

School Psychology Degree Progression

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Fieldwork Experience

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"My enrollment in the MS program allowed me to explore the field of school psychology with accessible professors and a supportive cohort. By its completion, I was positive I wanted to become a school psychologist." ~

~Jared Dart, MS ’10, EdS ’13, NASP Student Leader


"My cohort was a very supportive group. We worked well together and I knew I could go to anyone with questions about class or for advice." ~

~Samantha Cardellichio, MS ’12, EdS ’15 




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Last Updated: 12/12/14