Master's in School Psychology Course Sequence

The M.A. in School Psychology curriculum includes courses in the following areas: development; assessment; counseling; research; consultation; interventions; and neuropsychology. The program also provides students with internship and practicum experience through Marist College's long-standing relationships with local school districts. All courses are offered at our main campus in Poughkeepsie, New York. 

Course Sequence

Detailed course descriptions and prerequisites can be viewed by visiting the course sequence page for each year of the program.

First Year/Fall                

Cognitive Assessment
Developmental  Psychology
Application of Personality Theory to School Psychology
Professional Orientation & Ethics in School Psychology

First Year/Spring          

Academic  Assessment
Psychopathology for School Psychologists
Learning Disabilities
Research Design & Data Analysis in School Psychology

First Year/Summer      

Educational  Psychology for School Psychologists
Neuropsychology of Learning

Second Year/Fall             

Individual Counseling
Social, Emotional Behavioral Assessment
Consultation in the Schools 
Practicum I (150 Hours)

Second Year/Spring          

Group Counseling
Academic & Behavioral Interventions 
Multicultural  Counseling 
Practicum II (150 Hours)

Second Year/Summer

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children & Adolescents 
School Crisis Prevention & Intervention

Third Year/Fall             

Internship in School Psychology I and III (3 Credits)

Third Year/Spring         

Internship in School Psychology II and IV (3 Credits)


Total: 62 credits

At least 47-credit hours must be completed prior to Internship; specific courses that must be included in the 47 hours are identified in the online course catalog.