School Psychology, M.S. / Adv. Crt.

Application deadline

February 1st

Next start date

May 21, 2018

Cost per credit hour


Credit hours


A master's degree in School Psychology gives you the opportunity to leverage your knowledge to move into the growing and critically important field of school psychology. Our program will help you build your knowledge about effective instruction and schooling while gaining experience in the complex and diverse field of education. Our students will benefit from small class sizes and close interaction between students and faculty.

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What you will study: 

Our psychology program trains students to understand and enhance the social, emotional, and academic functioning of children and adolescents and to improve systems in which they grow, learn, and communicate. The program will provide authentic forms of professional practice early in training sequences to prepare our students for job placement.

  • CPS 505 - Psychological Foundations: Psychopathology, credit: 3
  • CPS 503 - Psychological Foundations: Personality, credit: 3
  • CPS 510 - Counseling Theory and Process, credit: 3
  • CPS 587 - Individual Cognitive Assessment, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

I always wanted to help people. Once I had some classes under my belt and started my practicum and had my own clients, I absolutely loved it. It really fits my personality and what my interests are.
Jaleh Mohammadi, M'12

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Learning outcomes: 

Graduates of this program will be prepared to provide psychoeducational services at schools, by being able to provide assistance to students, parents, and other education professionals. Our program offers students the option to earn a master of science or post-master’s advanced certificate. Upon graduation, students are eligible for provisional certification as a School Psychology in New York State. Permanent certification may be awarded by the New York State Education Department upon successful completion of 2 years successful experience.

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Our School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers all of our initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.
GPA of at least 3.0
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better is required for applicants.  If you have questions regarding your GPA, please speak to the department advisor for further information.
GRE scores
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required for admission into the program.  Acceptable scores are dependent on course of study.  Speak to your department advisor about what GRE scores are acceptable to the program.
Department interview
As a prospective student, you will meet with faculty to assess your skills and goals for attending the program.  Email confirmation regarding interviews with a time and date will be sent out 2-4 weeks after submission deadline.
Purpose statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Include a professional resume or CV that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.
Two letters of recommendation
Indicate two names with valid email addresses. An email request will be sent directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities.
Application fee
Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.