M.S. degree program in education: school psychologist
HEGIS code 0826.02
NYS SED program code 01998

The school psychologist graduate program consists of a rigorous 60-credit curriculum in theory, research, and evidence-based practice.

With a strong background in measurement, psychological theory, and data-based decision making as well as knowledge of effective instructional techniques and psychological interventions, candidates in collaboration with families and school staff are prepared to provide a range of services that positively influence the educational achievement and mental health of all youth.

The program strives to meet our urban community's need for highly competent, self-reflective, and compassionate school psychologists. The program is committed to improving the educational experiences of all children in our richly diverse schools and to addressing their mental health needs.

The school psychologist graduate program is registered with the New York State Department of Education, and has full approval from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Our students often collaborate with faculty, and have opportunities to build a substantial research portfolio, including publications in nationally-recognized journals in school psychology and presentations at state and national conferences. Our graduates are employed as school psychologists around the country, working in schools, hospitals, academia, and in private practice. Some graduates go on to complete doctorates.

Applicants are admitted to this program only in the fall; applications must be filed by February 1.

Program Heads

Office Hours
McCabe, Paul Program Coordinator 718.951.5876 1107 James Hall paulmc @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Education, School Psychology/counseling And Leadership
Fall Application Deadline April 1st
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions: official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, two letters of recommendation, and resume.
On a separate page, attach a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals. Submit supplemental application form, available at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/education/graduate/psychology/handbooks/application.php.
Selected candidates are interviewed by academic department.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61


Matriculation requirements
Applicants must obtain and file a separate online program application in addition to the regular college application.

Applicants must offer at least 9 credits in experimental or research methods in psychology, statistics in psychology, and educational psychology or developmental psychology.

Applicants must present 3 credits in an education course in reading or literacy.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate scholastic index of 3.0 (B) and a minimum average of B in courses required for matriculation.

Applicants are interviewed and must submit appropriate letters of recommendation. Although not mandatory as a requirement for admission, applicants are encouraged to submit GRE scores (general and/or subject: psychology) as additional evidence to support the application.

Applicants who have not completed all the specific course requirements are given individual consideration and may be admitted with conditions, with the approval of the program head.

Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admission" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" in the Graduate Bulletin.

Degree requirements
Thirty-three credits are required for the degree.

Students must complete 33 credits selected from the following courses: SPCL 7931T, 7932T, 7903T, 7922T, 7911X, 7900X, 7923X, 7901X, 7910X, 7912X, 7913X, 7920X, 7921X, 7906X, 7907X, 7915X.

The program of study must be approved by the program coordinator.
Students must continuously maintain and graduate with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B). A student who acquires 6 credits below B- cannot be awarded an M.S. in Education in this program.