Counseling & Applied Educational Psychology

School Psychology (MS/CAGS)

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Northeastern University offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Educational Psychology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study(C.A.G.S.) in School Psychology. The entire three-year program (M.S. and C.A.G.S.) has full approval from the National Association of School Psychologists and the Massachusetts State Department of Education. The distinctive features of our program include:

  • Urban and culturally diverse field placements and applied research projects
  • Early childhood emphasis
  • Highly collaborative and student-centered faculty
  • Strong and supportive student cohort groups

Purpose and Goals of the Program
The overarching purpose of our program is to develop highly competent school psychologists. School psychologists are behavioral health specialists who conduct psychological, educational and behavioral assessments for the purpose of designing effective interventions, counseling children and parents, consulting with teachers and parents, implementing and evaluating school-wide prevention programs and performing in-service training.

Some students also choose to specialize in either Early Intervention or Applied Behavior Analysis. The early intervention training option prepares school psychologists to work with infants and toddlers and their families in community and related agencies. The applied behavior analysis training option prepares school psychologists to address the learning and behavioral needs of children and adolescents with challenging behaviors in school, home and community settings, including children with autism spectrum disorders. 

Basic Program: 62 credit program; 75 hour pre-practicum, 450 hour practicum, 1200 hour internship

Tentative cost per credit rates available at Financial Aid

Our Faculty:

Amy Briesch, PhD
Jessica Hoffman, PhD
Louis Kruger, PsyD
Chieh Li, EdD
Karin Lifter, PhD
Emanuel Mason, EdD
Robert Volpe, PhD

Contact Info

Dr. Jessica Hoffman, Program Director
415 Int'l Village
Tel: 617.373.5257
Fax: 617.373.8892