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
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
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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