School Psychology MS/CAS

As a school psychologist you can make a positive, lasting difference in children's lives. Schools today serve increasingly diverse and dynamic student populations, every child brings unique strengths and challenges to the learning process. School psychologists are a vital part of the effort to unlock each child’s potential for success. 

Quick Facts

Application Deadline February 1st

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option Main Campus

Cost Per Credit Hour $462

Credit Hours 63-69

Estimated Completion Time 3 Years

Overview

The program prepares graduates to work with children in schools to provide comprehensive behavioral and mental health services, including diagnostic assessment, academic and behavioral interventions, consultation to promote both individual and school-wide learning, and school-based counseling. 

We have designed our curriculum to align with the National Association of School Psychologists' training standards, and have enjoyed consistent accreditation since the program's inception. With our accreditation, graduates are eligible to apply to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Consistent with these training standards, students will receive training from faculty who have extensive experience working in a wide range of educational settings, from K-12 public schools to private schools to diagnostic clinics. In addition, students will have the opportunity to engage with faculty from our school counseling and mental health counseling programs to strengthen your ability to support the needs of all learners.   

Laura Spenceley: Program Introduction - School Psychology

Introduction Video
Faculty Member: Laura Spenceley 

Hands-on Learning the First Year

Throughout the program, our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on learning through campus-based training with integrated experiences in local school districts within the first year of training. 

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 the option to earn a master of science or post-master’s advanced certificate. Upon graduation, you are eligible for provisional New York State certification as a School Psychologist. Permanent certification may be awarded by the New York State Education Department upon successful completion of two years successful experience. 

Career Opportunities

  • School psychologist

The professors provided a collaborative and supportive approach to instruction. The skills I learned after completing the program prepared me to take on a leadership role in the field, as well as the knowledge to support the students I work with in a holistic manner. 

With our ever-changing world there’s a continuous necessity for school-based professionals to remain relevant, and this program does an exceptional job at accommodating its content to parallel current events and legislation.  

Program Resources





Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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$500,000

in total awards given every year to our graduate students

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The Power of SUNY Tuition

Achieving your long-term career goals shouldn't come at the expense of your immediate financial security. Oswego offers low tuition compared to many private colleges. Never sacrificing quality for affordability, our graduate students are receiving a nationally accredited program that will translate into effective knowledge and opportunities.

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 two to four 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 help in evaluating your application.

Resume

Include a professional resume or curriculum vitae 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. We will send an email request 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.

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