Graduate School : School Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (Psy.D.)

Alfred University - Graduate School - School Psychology Psy.D.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.

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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.

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

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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
Alfred University
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Ph: 607.871.2115
Ph: 800.541.9229
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