Psychology Graduate Programs
The Psychology Department on Pace University’s New York City campus offers four psychology graduate programs, the Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology, the Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in School Psychology, the Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Bilingual School Psychology, and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School-Clinical Child Psychology. Each of the four programs is excellent in terms of professional preparation provided.
The MA in Psychology (NYC) is a 36-credit hour psychology graduate program, which provides students with a general master’s level preparation in Psychology. Half of the courses in this program are required and represent Psychology foundation areas. The other courses in this graduate program are elective offerings, allowing students to explore a range of areas in psychology, such as forensic psychology and personnel psychology. Most of the students enroll in this program for one of two reasons, either continuing professional development or as preparation for application to doctoral programs. Indeed, many MA graduates have been successful in being accepted into doctoral programs accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The MSEd in School Psychology (NYC) and the MSEd in Bilingual School Psychology (NYC) are professional practice training programs, preparing graduates to work in educational facilities, such as school districts. Those who enroll in the MSEd in Bilingual School Psychology must demonstrate competency in a foreign language. Students in these programs enroll for a minimum of three years of course work, which includes a one year, 1,200 clock hour internship. Many graduates of these programs work in New York Metropolitan school districts.
The PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology (NYC) is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a combined professional scientific program (school/clinical). The PsyD is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. The PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology integrates field experience with academic preparation, within a practitioner-scholar training model. This psychology graduate program is very competitive, with approximately 300 applications annually; the acceptance rate is approximately 20%.
For complete information about all of our graduate programs, please download the Pace University Graduate Psychology Catalog.
For more information contact:
Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038