The Master of Science in School Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis program is designed for those with a bachelor's degree who are looking to either enrich their professional life or start their journey toward becoming a certified school psychologist. Taught by experienced faculty, this program provides students with a basic understanding of the principles of school psychology as applied to education. The MS program in School Psychology ia a NASP approved program.
More information about the Master of Science program in School Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.
An applicant must have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree from a
regionally accredited college or university in psychology, education or a related
field with a “B” average or better prior to matriculation.
It is expected that students enter the school psychology program with adequate academic preparation to undertake graduate studies, and a knowledge base that is equivalent to an undergraduate major in psychology. Students entering the program must have:
– 6 credits of English
– 6 credits of Math
– 15 credits of psychology or relevant electives (such as techniques of teaching)
At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses that would enhance their preparation for the graduate program.
The Master of Science in School Psychology application process begins with the submission of the following:
- Application fee of $50
- Application, including autobiographical statement
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
- Three letters of recommendation with recommendation forms
- Offical Scores from GRE or Miller's Analogies Test (PCOM institutional code for GRE - 2662) (This requirement may be waived for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher).
The MS program utilizes a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be considered throughout the year as they are received. Students will be accepted into the program until the desired class size is achieved, therefore it is recommended for candidates to submit applications early. Classes begin in the summer term (early June).
The Admissions Committee screens applications, invites some applicants for an interview, evaluates the applicants and selects the new students. Following completion of the admissions process, each applicant is notified of the Admissions Committee's decision in writing, including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment.
As an applicant to PCOM's School Psychology program, you are responsible for ensuring that all admissions materials are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.
In effort to foster the safety and well-being of the entire campus community, as well as to ensure that students accepted to PCOM will be permitted to perform clerkships/internships required to successfully complete their degree requirements, PCOM requires all first year students to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. All students must have their criminal background checks processed through PreCheck. The Admissions Office will send notification of the process after confirmation of enrollment and must have this information on file prior to orientation; students will not be allowed to start classes without this information.
Prior to enrollment, all candidates are required to complete the college's Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation.
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