School Psychology Program Ranks Among Nation's Top Ten

Albany, NY (March 5, 2012) - According to a recent analysis published in the Journal of School Psychology, the University at Albany School of Education’s school psychology program ranked 7th in scholarly productivity among the nation’s 59 APA-accredited school psychology doctoral (PsyD and PhD) programs.

That makes it the highest ranked doctoral school psychology program accredited by the American Psychological Association in New York State.  Looking at the raw number of publications, the program ranked 15th in the nation.  Considering only the APA-accredited PsyD programs, UAlbany’s school psychology program was ranked the #1 PsyD program in the country for scholarly productivity. 


School of Education Dean Robert Bangert-Drowns said of the rankings, “We are very proud of the scholarly achievements of our faculty because they translate into direct benefits for our students.” 


Kevin Quinn, chair of the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology which houses the Division of School Psychology, echoes the Dean’s sentiments.  “Our school psychology students have enjoyed interactions with scholars doing pioneering work in their field.”

School psychology was named as one of the 50 best careers for 2011 by U.S. News and World Report. It was the only discipline within the field of psychology to make the list. U.S. News and World Report stated that the job market for school psychologists is expected to be strong now and in the future.  A review of UAlbany PsyD and CAS program graduates indicates excellent opportunities for job placement in a variety of settings.  Specifically, UAlbany graduates have obtained employment in public and private schools, state agencies, independent practice, higher education, and clinics.

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