Master of Arts in School Psychology


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 are available for the first 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
  • Integration of Learning Theories

Third Year/Fall

  • Internship in School Psychology

Third Year/Spring

  • Internship in School Psychology

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.

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