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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.
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.
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).