Graduate School : Psychology
Psy.D. : Mission and Goals

The mission of the Psy.D. program at Alfred University is the preparation of psychologists for applied professional practice in schools and other child and family oriented settings.

In pursuing its mission, the program pursues goals for its students in the areas of personal, professional, and research competencies.

Training is organized around the following three broad goals:

  • To produce professional psychologists with the personal qualities, interpersonal skills and awareness, and the ethical sensitivity predictive of success in a broad array of social, economic, and political contexts.
  • To produce psychologists competent to access a broad range of theoretical and practical approaches with sufficient depth to be effective, flexible practitioners.
  • To produce professional psychologists competent in the conduct, comprehension, and application of research to professional practice.

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