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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MA / EdS in School Psychology

The MA/EdS program in school psychology is offered by the Department of Education to prospective school psychologists. 

School Psychologists have a vital responsibility in the nation's schools to promote equitable educational and mental health services for all children with special attention to dismantling the systems and structures that harm, marginalize, and disenfranchise students, families, and educators in schools. This program is geared toward 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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Erin Seaton
Senior Lecturer and Interim Program Director, School Psychology
Ed.D. , Harvard Graduate School of Education
School Psychology
Scott Greenspan
Scott Greenspan
PhD , University of Massachusetts Amherst
School-based mental health services, physical activity promotion, and affirming psychosocial supports for LGBTQ youth
Noelle Roop, Lecturer, Department of Education
Noelle Roop
Ed.D. , Northeastern University– School Psychology
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. In addition, a course on racism, racial equity, or social justice, or relevant fieldwork related to racial or social justice is required.

For more information, visit the Department of Education.

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the interim program director, Senior Lecturer Erin Seaton

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