School Psychology Graduate Program

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Features and Benefits

  • Emphasizes training students as scientist-practitioners
  • Balance between academic components in psychology and education, and application of that knowledge into practice
  • Eligibility for certification as a School Psychologist in New York state
  • Extensive one-to-one contact between students and faculty


  • To prepare problem-solving psychologists, professionals who use scientific inquiry and who work effectively with others in the identification, prevention, and remediation of child, adolescent and adult psychoeducational problems.
  • To prepare individuals who have developed a broad knowledge base in psychology necessary to provide school-based services. Exposure is provided to all domains of school psychology as identified by the National Association of School Psychologists.
  • To prepare psychologists with a strong commitment to life-long learning, and who effectively contribute to the practice of the profession.

Program Requirements

The graduate program requirements are composed of three primary areas: academic coursework, the thesis, and the internship.

Academic coursework combines a careful balance of content knowledge and application of knowledge in the field. Students take core courses in psychology and education that cover content in areas relevant to school psychology. Concurrently, students use the core knowledge in the practicum, which is tailored to fit the current skills each student possesses.

From these experiences, the student will have assembled a portfolio of projects undertaken which demonstrates competency in content application. The internship is the culminating experience for the student. Under site and university-based supervision, the student continues to develop skills as a competent school psychologist.

Throughout the three years in the program, the student will develop expertise in various areas, which stimulate the formation and completion of the thesis project.

For more details about the program, visit the School Psychology program requirements page.

Program Handbook

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Application Process

Admission to the program is made only for the Fall semester. The deadline for submission of application materials is February 15. Please check the SUNY Plattsburgh Graduate Admissions pages and the School Psychology admissions requirements page for more information.

Financial Assistance

There are several opportunities for financial assistance through the university and the psychology department. Please check the SUNY Plattsburgh Graduate Admissions pages and the School Psychology financial assistance page for more information.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the school psychology graduate program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Laci Charette
Phone: (518) 564-3385
Toll-free Phone: (800) 441-7215
Fax: (518) 564-3397