The Psy.D. program in School Psychology at Alfred University follows a practitioner-scientist model. It is designed to prepare psychologists to practice advanced skills in schools and other child and family settings, and to prepare graduates for positions in applied research, administration and supervision, mental health agencies, hospitals, higher education, and private practice.
Our APA-accredited doctoral program involves three years of full-time coursework and practica; a year-long, full-time doctoral internship; and the completion of a doctoral dissertation. After two years in the program, our students receive their Master of Arts degree. Thus, they complete our NASP-approved specialist program on their way toward completing the doctoral program.
To learn more about APA accreditation contact
- Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Alfred University's program leads to eligibility for licensure as a psychologist, as well as certification as a school psychologist at the state and national level.
For the doctoral program, we accept applicants with their bachelor's degree, master's in other areas of psychology, and advanced-standing students who have a master's degree in School Psychology. Applicants who have a master's degree in School Psychology from programs other than Alfred University should contact Dr. Jana Atlas to discuss admission to the program.
All requirements for the Psy.D. degree must be completed within seven years of matriculation into the program.