The MA/EdS 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 the systems and structure that harm, marginalize, and disenfranchise students, families, and educators in schools.
This program typically takes three years to complete with students completing 24 courses and field work.
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.
A hallmark of the Tufts School Psychology program is the emphasis on the application of classroom-based knowledge. Students participate in field experiences during all three years of the program and apply knowledge and skills from the classroom to field-based experiences. You'll receive support and guidance in your field placements from supervisors at your field sites as well as program faculty.
Graduates of the program are immediately eligible for both a state and national license as a School Psychologist. On average, 100% of our graduates are employed as school psychologists within three months of graduating from the program. In any given year, 75% are typically employed at schools in Massachusetts across the preK-12 age range.
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.
See Tuition and Financial Aid information for GSAS Programs. Note: This program is eligible for federal loans and Tufts tuition scholarships.