Graduate School : Psychology
Graduate Success

Alfred University - Graduate School - School Psychology Graduate SuccessAlfred University's School Psychology graduates are extremely successful in obtaining employment.

Graduates of the program often receive multiple job offers, with recent starting salaries reported to range from $38,000 to $46,000 for the Master's Program and $45,000 to $57,000 for the Doctoral Program. Our graduates are working in New York and over 20 other states, ranging from Florida to California and Hawaii. They are working in rural, urban, and suburban locations.

The success of AU graduates relates to a number of factors, including:

  • The active maintenance of an AU job network through alumni and professional contacts of the program faculty.
  • Increased training, allowing school psychologists to serve in a wider variety of roles, in a variety of settings.
  • Federal and state legislation which has resulted in increased hiring of school psychologists.
  • A continuing national shortage of school psychologists.

Our MA/CAS graduates have found employment as psychologists in:

  • Public and private schools
  • Preschools
  • Mental health agencies

Our Doctoral Degree graduates have found employment in a wide range of fields:

  • School settings
  • Mental health agencies
  • Private practice
  • Corporate settings
  • Human resources
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Teaching in university settings
  • Research settings

School Psychology graduate students work closely with the AU Career Development Center in seeking employment.

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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Ph: 607.871.2115
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