School Psychology

The three-year School Psychology program includes twenty-four academic and field-based courses leading to the Master of Arts and Educational Specialist (M.A./Ed.S.) degrees. 

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Medford, MA 02155
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M.A. / Ed.S. in School Psychology

The M.A./Ed.S. program in school psychology is offered by the Department of Education to prospective school psychologists. Experienced professionals who hold a graduate degree in a related field may apply for re-specialization in our Ed.S. only program.

School Psychologists have a vital responsibility in the nation's schools to promote mental health and secure quality education for all children. This program is geared toward research informed, school-based practice. It is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and the Massachusetts department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Graduates are immediately eligible for both a state and national license as a School Psychologist. 

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David Hammer
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. , University of California
Physics education; Director of the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction
Silas Pinto
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. , University of Rhode Island
Director of the School Psychology Program
Noelle Roop, Lecturer, Department of Education
Noelle Roop
Ed.D. , Northeastern University– School Psychology
School Psychology
Erin Seaton
Senior Lecturer
Ed.D. , Harvard Graduate School of Education
School Psychology

Application Deadline

Fall: January 15

Application Requirements

> Application fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal statement
GREs scores are not required
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test, if applicable
> Transcripts
> Three letters of recommendation
> Interview required
Interview with Practitioner: In order to become informed about the roles and responsibilities of practitioners in the field, arrange to interview a practicing school psychologist.
>Shadowing: School Psychology candidates must interview or shadow a school psychologist to become informed about the roles and responsibilities in the field. Candidates must also submit a supplemental essay of 500 words or less describing what they've learned from the experience of shadowing a school psychologist.
> Prerequisites: Students are required to have a course in Developmental Psychology and Statistics/Research Methods as prerequisites for enrollment. A course on racism, racial equity, or social justice, or fieldwork related to racial or social justice is strongly recommended.

For more information, visit the Department of Education.

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the program director, Senior Lecturer Silas Pinto

Department of Education
12 Upper Campus Road
Medford, MA 02155
Office: 617-627-2390