School Psychology MS

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MS in School Psychology

Collaboration and a holistic approach are cornerstones of the Master of Science (MS) in School Psychology program with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.

The program is committed to training school psychologists and behavior analysts who are thoroughly prepared for service and practice in the 21st century.

Housed within an osteopathic medical school, the programs offer a holistic and integrated view of health care – one that treats the whole person and provides the opportunity to consult and collaborate with students from other medical-related disciplines. Few other programs provide a standardized patient program, which provides simulated but authentic clinical learning experiences.

The MS program provides a strong foundation in school psychology, with a specialization in applied behavior analysis.

The programs seek to bring the best of the discipline and practice of school psychology to understanding and enhancing the development of all children.

Career Options

  • 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 towards behavior analysis certification (BCBA).
  • School psychologists and behavior analysts provide a full range of psychological and educational services, ranging from assessments to consultations with teachers and parents on various academic and systems issues. Moreover, they collaborate and form partnerships with families, educators, health care providers, and the community at large.


Program Highlights

School Psychology (MS)


The MS program is National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)-approved, and approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).


The MS program taken in sequence with the EdS in School Psychology leads to Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification and provides all of the required coursework to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).


The MS degree can be completed in 14 months. While the program is full-time, it is conveniently structured for full-time professionals, with classes meeting in the evening hours.


For many MS students, the EdS degree is a logical next step. It is an innovative, applied professional psychology program designed for students with a master's degree in school psychology or a related field who are seeking certification in the field of school psychology.


The Educational Specialist and Master of Science programs in School Psychology are approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Certification in Behavior Analysis available to students in the MS in School Psychology program is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).