MScs in School Psychology

Compare 7 Master of Science Programs in School Psychology

School Psychology

College graduates looking to further their education sometimes choose to do so by pursing a Master of Science, or MSc, degree. Most master’s programs involve two or three years of intensive study of a particular field, after which most graduates either enter the workforce or pursue doctorate degrees.

Just what is an MSc in School Psychology? This rigorous degree program is ideal for those with existing work experience in the field, commonly in public or private school settings, and is intended to teach participants the skills needed to provide mental, behavioral and educational care and support to students in an academic setting. Participants in these programs will likely be taught how to conduct assessments of students as well as a variety of social tools necessary for successful interaction with adolescents. Additional attention is often given as to how to meet and mediate effectively among parents, teachers and children.

Master’s degree holders often find that they have more career options available to them than they did before earning the Master of Science designation. They are also often able to command better salaries than job candidates without degrees or with bachelor’s degrees.

Some variation in tuition costs from program to program should be expected. Students are advised to contact each school they are considering for up-to-date tuition rates and information.

Master of Science in School Psychology program graduates work largely within education. Common career paths include that of a school psychologist, counselor or clinical psychologist. While many graduates of these programs work in either public or private schools, others work in hospitals, private clinics or university settings. Some choose to pursue doctoral degrees after achieving the Master of Science designation.

Students interested in furthering their education and achieving a master’s degree in the field of school psychology should explore the numerous educational opportunities available internationally using our database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Science in School Psychology

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Full time September 2018 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Master of Science (MS) in School/Clinical Psychology is a Terminal Master Degree Program that will concomitantly provide students the foundations of the School and Clinical Psychology (S/CP) profession. The program will prepare its graduates to engage in a competent practice of the profession at the Master level. [+]

(with specialization in Neuropsychology or Neuroscience of Learning)

The Master of Science (MS) in School/Clinical Psychology is a Terminal Master Degree Program that will concomitantly provide students the foundations of the School and Clinical Psychology (S/CP) profession. The program will prepare its graduates to engage in a competent practice of the profession at the Master level.

As part of the program, students have an option of completing a concentration in Neuropsychology (NP) or in Neuroscience of Learning (NSL). With this degree, students will be able to seek to license in PR and in most states of USA. They may also pursue doctoral studies in School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology or in Clinical Neuropsychology.... [-]


Master of Science in School Psychology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Rochester + 1 more

The RIT MS in school psychology is fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists. Students completing this program earn a master's degree and a certificate of advanced study (CAS), which acknowledges that students are trained at the specialist level. The program offers a solid foundation in psychoeducational assessment, counseling, and the consultation process. A practicum each quarter of the first two years places the student in a school or agency setting one day a week. [+]

The master of science degree program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and prepares students for provisional New York state certification as school psychologists. Designed to provide students with a strong background in psychological foundations, the program develops professional skills and competencies in assessment, counseling, consultation, and program evaluation.

A school psychologist works with young children (birth to age five); elementary, junior high, and high school students; teachers and administrators; parents; and professionals to offer services that lead to the amelioration of existing student difficulties and attempt to prevent school problems. Through diagnostic testing, counseling, consultation, and intervention, school psychologists help students deal with learning and behavioral difficulties and help improve students’ adjustment to school and their community.... [-]


Master of Science in School Psychology

Millersville University
Campus September 2018 USA Millersville

The Program has received Full Approval status by the National Association of School Psychologists. The Program is a 64-semester hour, a post-baccalaureate course of study leading to Certification in School Psychology in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. [+]

Master of Science in School Psychology

The Program has received Full Approval status by the National Association of School Psychologists. The Program is a 64-semester hour, a post-baccalaureate course of study leading to Certification in School Psychology in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Students are provided with a competency-based program which moves sequentially from a strong knowledge base to acquisition of applied skills, and then, to the supervised practicum and internship experiences. Upon successful completion of a specified 43 semester hours of coursework, a Master of Science in Psychology is awarded.

Following successful completion of the remaining 21 semester hours that includes a practicum and 1200, full-year internship, the student is recommended for certification as a school psychologist to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students may transfer into the program after earning a master’s degree in Psychology or a related field elsewhere.... [-]


Master of Science in School Psychology

University of Central Arkansas
Campus Full time 60 hours September 2018 USA Conway

Housed within the Department of Psychology and Counseling in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the program emphasizes the professional identity of school psychologists within the broader field of psychology, a breadth and depth of professional training that prepares candidates to competently perform a variety of school psychology functions, and an education that values and respects cultural diversity among candidates, faculty, and service recipients. [+]

Program Description

The mission of the 60-hour specialist-level NASP-approved School Psychology M.S. Program at the University of Central Arkansas is to prepare entry-level school psychologists to apply scientifically-based psychological and educational principles and practices in all dimensions of their professional work. Graduates of the program are expected to be reflective and competent professionals committed to the increased understanding of human behavior, continuing professional development, best practices in school psychology, cultural respect and diversity, and ethical standards of professional practice as articulated by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).... [-]


Master in Counseling

Mercy College
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Dobbs Ferry New York USA Online + 2 more

Explore a career in one of the fastest-growing professions in the U.S. [+]

The Master of Science Degree in Counseling is designed to prepare you to work in a school setting as a school counselor. You'll have the opportunity to follow any of several career paths in the counseling field. Additionally, completing the 48-credit School Counselor program will likely earn you provisional certification as a school counselor. (Same with the 54-credit Bilingual School Counselor program, too).

Graduate students who complete the 60-credit Mental Health Counseling program are eligible to sit for the professional licensing examination.

Specializations:

Counseling Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling and Bilingual Extension Advanced Certificates in Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counseling and in Retirement Counseling (CASAC) ... [-]

Master of Science in Educational / School Psychology - Distance Learning

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The overall objective of the program is the development of scientific knowledge in the theory and application of psychological and social processes governing the teaching and learning. [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 - 2.5 years Title of studies: Postgraduate Diploma in Educational / School Psychology Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Remote Minimum Credit Units: 27 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

The overall objective of the program is the development of scientific knowledge in the theory and application of psychological and social processes governing the teaching and learning.

Students will have the opportunity to choose between two specializations: a) Educational Psychology or b) School Psychology.

The Educational Psychology specialization particularly aimed at people working or interested in pursuing careers as teachers. The field of Educational Psychology is defined broadly as the study of students, learning and teaching. Studies in this field can enrich the work of those who work or wish to work as teachers in primary, secondary or higher education providing the basic theoretical background that will guide their teaching in order to improve the learning outcomes of students and be able to help their students to progress academically and personally. A successful teacher is able to motivate students to successfully manage the class to assess students 'prior knowledge, to transmit successfully ideas to serve the students' particular needs, to develop appropriate teaching methods and use appropriate assessment methods. ... [-]


Master of Science in Educational / School Psychology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The overall objective of the program is the development of scientific knowledge in the theory and application of psychological and social processes governing the teaching and learning. Students will have the opportunity to choose between two specializations: a) Educational Psychology or b) School Psychology. [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 - 2.5 years Title of studies: Postgraduate Diploma in Educational / School Psychology Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Full-time / Part-time Minimum Credit Units: 27 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

The overall objective of the program is the development of scientific knowledge in the theory and application of psychological and social processes governing the teaching and learning.

Students will have the opportunity to choose between two specializations: a) Educational Psychology or b) School Psychology.

The Educational Psychology specialization particularly aimed at people working or interested in pursuing careers as teachers. The field of Educational Psychology is defined broadly as the study of students, learning and teaching. Studies in this field can enrich the work of those who work or wish to work as teachers in primary, secondary or higher education providing the basic theoretical background that will guide their teaching in order to improve the learning outcomes of students and be able to help their students to progress academically and personally. A successful teacher is able to motivate students to successfully manage the class to assess students 'prior knowledge, to transmit successfully ideas to serve the students' particular needs, to develop appropriate teaching methods and use appropriate assessment methods. Teachers can develop these skills by understanding and applying relevant psychological theories and learning theories. The Educational Psychology specialization aims to encourage teachers to see themselves as practitioners students (engaged learners) who... [-]