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Advanced Standing

Students admitted with a Masters in School Psychology and a permanent or provisional certification in school psychology can be admitted with advanced standing. These students will be required to take 50 credits. If the student’s masters did not include courses that are required for licensure as a psychologist in New York State, the student will be required to substitute these courses for his or her electives. In addition, the student’s elective courses may be used to take courses that the Program Director deems were deficient or absent in their School Certification education. They must take courses that exist in our program if they did not have equivalent courses in their masters/certification program. Courses required for licensure include: Social (Psy 722) or Cross-Cultural (Psy 625); Learning (Psy 616) or Cognition (Psy 617); Physiological (Psy 648) or Biological bases; Scaling and Measurement (Psy 659); and Research Methods (Psy 615).

The Advanced Standing program is highly competitive and is for people who have already earned their master’s degree in school psychology. Only one or two students are admitted into this program per year, and in some years no students are admitted. Applicants may certainly choose to apply to the full Psy.D. general track, 105-credit program. The vast majority of courses for students in the advanced standing track are taught in the late afternoon/early evening. Some specific courses (i.e., Statistics) have been taught earlier during the day. This is important for advanced standing applicants to consider when applying for the program.

Advanced Standing Track Course Schedule

First Year Summer Semester

763School Psychology Intervention Practicum I3 credits
850Cognitive Psychotherapies3 credits
 6 credits

First Year Fall Semester

608Statistical Design in Research3 credits
624Developmental Psychology3 credits
650History and Systems3 credits
764Psychological Intervention Practicum II3 credits
 18 credits

First Year Spring Semester

614Multivariate Design & Analysis for Psychological Research3 credits
627Cultural Diversity in Psychological Services3 credits
765Psychological Intervention Practicum III3 credits
 Elective3 credits
Total credits after first year 30 credits

Second Year Fall Semester

754School Psychology Internship Seminar III3 credits
 Elective3 credits
 Elective3 credits
 39 credits

Second Year Spring Semester

755School Psychology Internship Seminar IV3 credits
950Doctoral Research3 credits
 Elective3 credits
Total credits after second year 48 credits

Students must have successfully defended their dissertation proposal by May 1st of their second full year in order to go on internship beginning in July or September of their third full year in the program.

Third Year Fall Semester

905School Psychology Doctoral Internship I0 credits
950Doctoral Research1
Total credits completed49 credits

* Students must take Psy 950 each semester until they complete their degree. However, they only receive 3 credits toward the degree. They will pay 3 credits until the dissertation is completed except for semesters when they are on internship when they will pay 1 credit.

Third Year Spring Semester

906School Psychology Doctoral Internship II0 credits
950Doctoral Research1
Total credits completed after the third year50 credits

* Students must take Psy 950 each semester until they complete their degree. However, they only receive 3 credits toward the degree. They will pay 3 credits until the dissertation is completed except for semesters when they are on internship when they will pay 1 credit.