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
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the availability of standardized testing, GRE test scores will be optional for students applying to this program for Fall 2021 admissions.
> Official TOEFL or IELTS, 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.
> Prerequisites

- Abnormal Psychology
- Child, Adolescent, or Lifespan Development
- Statistics, Research Methods, or Measurement in the social sciences
*An undergraduate major in Psychology satisfies all prerequisite course requirements

For more information, visit the Department of Education.

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

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