Graduate Program in School Psychology
Marist College's sixty-eight credit MA in School Psychology is NASP-Accredited and approved by the New York State Education Department. Marist’s School Psychology Program supports the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy developed by the National Association of School Psychologists. Today's school psychologists must function as effective educational consultants, intervention strategists, and counselors in addition to their historical role as psychometricians. Our goal is to prepare professionals who manifest a holistic blend of theory and practice in meeting the educational advantage of today's students within the interacting contexts of their schools, families, and communities. At Marist College, students interested in pursuing study towards New York State certification in School Psychology can complete the MA in School Psychology. Marist's School Psychology program focuses on instruction in theory and skills associated with five roles regularly encountered by a school psychologist: facilitator in understanding human behavior, counselor, psychological/educational examiner, consultant, and information specialist/intervention strategist. All students are required to take the School Psychology Internship/Seminars (PSYH 701/703 and PSYH 702/704), which include a 1200-hour internship.