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Psychology BS/MSEd + CAS School Psychology (3+3 Accelerated Degree)

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Choose Saint Rose for your Bachelor's in Psychology/Graduate Degrees in School Psychology

If you know that your interest in psychology is about creating safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all children and teens, this accelerated degree program allows you to realize your dreams one year earlier than in a typical seven-year course of study.

By majoring in our B.S. in Psychology program with a concentration in school psychology, you’ll finish your undergraduate education in three years and then earn both a master’s degree and certificate of advanced study in school psychology after another three years, making them eligible for New York State certification. Our school psychology graduate program combines a strong interdisciplinary focus with an emphasis on clinical experience.

Over the last several years, 100% of our students have passed the Praxis II School Psychology Exam, which makes them eligible to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), a credential accepted by more than 30 states.

Program Highlights

  • Complete your program in six years rather than seven, getting you into the career field – and earning a salary – one year earlier.
  • Average class size is 25 or fewer, with no more than 12 in graduate clinical courses.
  • Internships—both undergrad and graduate—are diverse, rigorous and focused. Many graduate classes include field work providing for diverse learning environments and experiences.
  • As an undergraduate, you’ll also have extensive research opportunities—our top students regularly receive regional and national awards for their work.
  • Small classes mean one-on-one access to faculty—they’ll know your name and become your mentors.

Curriculum

Students who are accepted into the combined, accelerated degree program do not receive a bachelor’s degree when undergraduate coursework is complete; rather, both the bachelor’s (including Clinical/Counseling concentration) and master’s degrees are awarded when all graduate requirements are completed. Students who are accepted into the accelerated degree program as undergraduates, and who meet all requirements for advancement, are guaranteed acceptance into the graduate program. Also, the proportion of the financial aid coverage provided as freshmen is maintained throughout the program.

Students follow an approved plan of study with guidance from their advisor. Students typically accelerate their progress by completing graduate courses that can be used to fulfill both graduate and undergraduate requirements. This reduces the overall number of credits needed to complete both degrees.

Upon successful completion of the degree, students should be able to

  • Describe, evaluate, integrate, and apply key concepts, theories, and research results from both psychology and school psychology disciplines.
  • Utilize empirical evidence and practical therapeutic practices as a basis for decision making and treatment.
  • Demonstrate the use of effective oral and written communication skills as they pertain to the fields of psychology and school psychology.

School Psychology is one of the top fifty career paths and has a 70 thousand dollar mean annual salary

Career Outlook

After completing our 3+3 program, you’ll be ready to fill a critical, in-demand role:

  • The National Association of School Psychologists predicts that there will be a shortage of almost 15,000 school psychologists in the United States by 2020.
  • And school psychologists earned a median salary of $76,990 in 2018, according to U.S. News and World report.

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Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out. We’re here to help.

Robert W. Flint, Jr., Ph.D.

Department Chair of Psychology
Albertus Hall 300-08

Andrew Shanock, Ph.D., NCSP

Department Chair of School Psychology

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