Master of Science Program in School
In response to the growing need for school psychologists to ensure
the mental health and safety of our children, there has been an
increasing demand for qualified psychologists to serve in schools
and other academic institutions.
Named one of the Best Careers in 2009 by U.S. News World and
Report and forecasted to grow by 11% through 2018 by the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, the field of school psychology is flourishing –
especially for those who hold graduate degrees.
You can prepare for this thriving field through the Master of
Science in School Psychology Program at St. John’s University.
Offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the
program educates students to become New York state certified school
psychologists. The programs are offered at our New York
campuses in Queens and Oakdale, located in Long Island.
Completion of the 66-credit Master of Science program in School
Psychology qualifies students for a provisional New York State
certificate that authorizes practice as a school psychologist. This
certificate is valid for five years from the date it is issued.
After two years of experience, a school psychologist receives a
permanent certificate in the field of pupil personnel
The program offers two tracks:
The program requires the satisfactory completion of 66 credits, a
comprehensive examination and the PRAXIS II examination, taken in
the spring semester of the third year. Students also need a grade
of at least a "B" in Psy 761 or 761B, 762 or 762B, 752 or 752B and
Graduate Assistantships are available for qualified incoming
students with strong academic records.
For more information about the Master of Science in School
Psychology at St. John’s, please contact:
Mark Terjesen, Ph.D.,
Marillac Hall, Room SB-36
Graduate Admission Information
Robert Medrano, Director
Office of Graduate Admission