School Psychologist

Maintain mental health in educational settings.

Graduate school psychology students are fascinated by the inner workings of the mind and delight in learning about psychological theory. In our program, you'll learn how to assess students' academic functioning, personality and behavior, and how to develop plans that can help those who are struggling to get back on track academically, emotionally or socially. But your interactions won't be solely with students; school psychologists also regularly work with their families, teachers, administrators and community providers. Through our program, you'll be able to obtain a master of science in education and an advanced certificate in school psychology. After graduation, you'll be ready to work with children dealing with a number of issues ranging from learning difficulties to family challenges to behavioral problems.

It is heartwarming to hear from our alumni that they are thriving in their new jobs, many of whom attribute their success to their training in the school psychology graduate program at Brooklyn College.

Professor Paul McCabe

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Quick Facts

  • Our students are encouraged to publish papers in national journals, present at regional and national conferences, and work alongside faculty in their research.
  • A graduate school psychology degree is a good background for those considering a psychology doctorate.
  • The National Association of School Psychologists provides research grants to graduate students.

Possible Careers

  • School psychologist at a preschool, or an elementary or secondary school
  • Administrator in a school district
  • Faculty member in higher education teaching courses in psychological assessment, counseling, consultation, child development and special education