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School Psychology MS

Philadelphia Campus


School Psychology 
Master of Science (MS) Program

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

For the fall 2020 semester, PCOM's School of Professional and Applied Psychology plans to utilize a hybrid model of course delivery consisting of mostly online course delivery and limited face-to-face instruction. Please read an important message from Dean Robert A. DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP for additional information regarding course delivery plans for the upcoming semester.

APPLY ONLINE

For more information regarding the MS in School Psychology program, please contact Katie Garson, Coordinator of School Psychology Programs, at katiega@pcom.edu or 215-871-6463 or complete our online request for information form.

About Our Master's in School Psychology Program

The MS program provides a strong foundation in school psychology—with a specialization in applied behavior analysis—and seeks to bring the best of the discipline and practice of school psychology and behavior analysis to understanding and enhancing the development of all children.

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

MS in School Psychology Program Highlights

Highlight's of PCOM's Master of Science in School Psychology program include:

NASP- and ABAI-Approved

The MS/EdS program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The MS program is also approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) to provide the course content required for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential. 

Pathways to Other School Psychology Programs

The MS program taken in sequence with the Educational Specialist (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).

MS Program Program Completion

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.

School Psychology Career Options

Most school psychology experts work with children in grades K-12. Many are employed in public and private schools, mental health centers or other educational organizations.

  • 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.
  • 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).
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Application Process and Requirements

Applications to the Master of Science (MS) in School Psychology program will be considered throughout the year. Visit our application requirements page to learn about course prerequisites, program requirements, the application process and more.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

PCOM is committed to helping students maximize funding sources and minimize student debt. Visit our Office of Financial Aid section to learn about cost of attendance, types of aid available and how to apply for financial aid.

Accreditation

Behavior Analyst Certification Board

In combination, the MS/EdS programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as an approved Institute of Higher Education (IHE) for the school psychology certification program. The MS/EdS is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

The MS program is also approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) to provide the course content required for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential.

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