Reasons to Attend

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Graduate School in School Psychology at UAlbany

(1) Quality Assurance

  • Our PsyD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)* and our CAS program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)**

    *Information about APA accreditation is available from the:

    Commission on Accreditation:
    American Psychological Association
    Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
    750 First St., NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

    **Information about NASP Program Approval is available from:

    National Association of School Psychologists
    4340 East West Highway
    Suite 402
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 657-0270

  • All graduates are certified school psychologists in New York and certification-eligible in other states; PsyD students are eligible to become licensed psychologists

(2) Job Placement

  • 100% job placement of graduates seeking jobs
  • The employment outlook for school psychologists is excellent and was recently named as one of the top professions by U.S. News and World Report

(3) Selectivity

  • We are the most selective school psychology program in the capital region and surrounding areas of New York State
  • Our students must meet rigorous standards to be admitted

(4) Cost

  • As a state university, our tuition rates are lower than most other colleges/universities
  • All doctoral students have received tuition waivers plus a stipend

(5) Community

  • Our doctoral and masters degree students take many of the same classes, creating a sense of community
  • Cooperation is emphasized rather than competition – we are all in this together!

(6) Faculty and Students

  • Faculty with expertise in diverse areas as well as practical experience as school psychologists
  • Students who are highly motivated, skilled, and friendly

(7) Training Opportunities

  • Opportunities for training in rural, suburban, and urban schools
  • Experience provided in working with diverse student populations

(8) Coursework Integrated with Practical Experience

  • Students gain practice in the skills they are taught in real school settings
  • All students receive extensive supervision throughout their program

(9) Small Classes

  • Classes typically have 5-15 students
  • You will get to know students and faculty, and they will get to know you!

(10) A History of Paid Internships

  • Historically, all internships for both CAS and PsyD students have been paid; many other school psychology programs do not have paid internships
  • Our program has an excellent relationship with area school districts