Graduate School : School Psychology
Psy.D. : Research Training

Alfred University - Graduate School - School Psychology ResearchThe program at Alfred University is strongly committed to training practitioner-scientists. Thus, we expect our students to be both knowledgeable consumers and active practitioners of research.

Research apprenticeship - During the first year of the program, each student works as an apprentice to a faculty member. Students may develop their own study or work on a study developed by a faculty member or more advanced doctoral student. Through this orientation, our students gain experience in planning and conducting research, analyzing data, and writing studies.

Statistics and research sequence - Across the second and third years of the program, doctoral students take three courses in Statistical Analysis and Research Design. Thus, they understand a broad range of research methodologies, as well as basic and advanced statistical techniques.

Dissertation - The dissertation is the culminating student research experience. Through this experience, students conduct an independent research project on a topic they select related to the practice of psychology with children and families. This project is supervised by a sponsoring committee of faculty members.

Students and faculty members regularly work on additional research projects with one another. View recent examples of student involvement in research.

General Information

Application requirements

Faculty profiles

Financial information

Graduate success

Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families

About MA/CAS

Master of Arts/Certificate of Advanced Study (MA/CAS) Overview

Course sequence

Field experience

Mission and goals

Master's/CAS Handbook 2015

About Psy.D.

Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (Psy.D.) Overview


Course sequence

Field experience

Research experience

Student admission, outcomes, and other data

Mission and goals

Doctoral Handbook 2015


Admissions Coordinator
Jana Atlas, Ph.D.
Professor of School Psychology
Ph: 607.871.2212

Internship Coordinator
Rachel Roth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Ph: 607.871.2212

Program Director
Andrea Burch, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Ph: 607.871.2212

Graduate Admissions
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