School Psychology, MA & AC

Our master's program with an advanced certificate in school psychology focuses on the practitioner-scientist model of training and offers experiences in four areas: educational/psychological foundations, assessment, direct/indirect interventions and consultation. The practitioner-scientist model, approved by National Association of School Psychologists, will prepare you to work in schools by utilizing (a) psychological assessments and classroom data to guide interventions, (b) primary and secondary psychoeducational and mental health interventions, and (c) collaboration and pre-referral consultation with parents and teachers. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible for New York State initial certification as a school psychologist. 

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Why School Psychology at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in a school and assessing children beginning right away, in the fall of the first semester
  • additional opportunities to gain experience beyond coursework by working with a faculty member in conducting research
  • applying knowledge of inter-individual differences in assessment, consultation, counseling and other professional work in order to ensure effective, equitable and respectful school psychological services to all of their clients 
  • facilitating professional identity development as school psychologists and foster strong commitments to ethical guidelines regarding both professional practice and research
  • providing in-depth training under supervised conditions in both the direct and indirect service models
  • training specialist-level school psychologists consistent with the practitioner-scientist model

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Arts (MA) with Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 63
Time to completion 6 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus
Careers School Psychologist 
School-based internship hours 1,200 clock hours
Application deadline Feb. 1

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.