Graduate School : School Psychology
Applying to the program

Admission to the program is based upon a holistic assessment of your academic and professional accomplishments.

You must present evidence of successful completion of undergraduate coursework in the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistical and/or Experimental Methods

And at least one of the following areas:

  • Developmental (Child and Adolescent) Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology

Other courses, such as Tests and Measurements, Learning or Educational Psychology or other courses in Education are looked upon favorably.

Practical experiences in Psychology or Education, as well as any other relevant experiences, are seen as valuable preparation for the program.

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 in School Psychology from programs other than Alfred University should contact Dr. Jana Atlas before they apply to the program.

To apply, the following must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office:

  • Application form and fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Scores from the GRE general test
  • Brief personal statement of your program interest
  • Statement of research interests (for the Psy.D. program only)
  • Because of the high level of maturity, sensitivity, independence, and flexibility necessary in the program, an on-campus interview is required. You will be contacted for an interview once all application materials have been reviewed.

Application deadlines

Doctoral Program: January 15

Master's/Certificate of Advanced Study (Specialist): February 1st - priority deadline

Applications are considered after February 1st on a case-by-case basis until the class is filled

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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
Alfred University
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Ph: 607.871.2115
Ph: 800.541.9229
Fx: 607.871.2198