Eastern University's School Psychology Master of Science and CAGS program trains specialist-level students to serve in a variety of school settings and obtain their School Psychology Certification (PK-12). The program is a fully accredited specialist-level program by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
- Location: Main Campus: St. Davids
- Delivery: A combination of evening, face-to-face, and asynchronous online courses
- Length: 3 years full-time or 4 years part-time
- Enrolling New Students: August or January
- Cost: View our affordable tuition rates. Plus, if you already have a degree from EU, check out our Alumni Discount!
- Financial Aid: Discover our partner grants, military benefits, and federal financial aid options that may be available to you.
Accredited by NASP. Meets PDE Requirements. LPC & LBS Ready.
- Meets PDE Requirements: Meets the competency areas established by Pennsylvania Department of Education. Prepares students to obtain their School Psychology Certification (PK-12).
- Accredited by NASP: The MS/CAGS program is fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists.
- LPC & LBS Ready: Meets the educational requirements for Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS).
- Expert Professors: Faculty have extensive experience in clinical settings and public and private schools.
- Excellent Preparation: Students master data-based assessment, consultation and intervention strategies. Graduates can successfully integrate scientifically-based knowledge and practical experience.
Why School Psychology?
- According to the US News and World Report, School Psychologist is ranked #3 in Best Social Services Jobs and #40 in the Best US Jobs.
- There is currently a nationwide shortage of school psychologists. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a faster than average growth in jobs (10% to 15%) from 2020 to 2030.
- Find out more about a career in School Psychology.
Alumni Spotlight: Erika Thornton
Eastern University alumna and Adjunct Faculty member Erika Thornton, who serves as a School Psychologist within The School District of Philadelphia, was featured on CBS-3 Philadelphia to discuss mental health in schools.
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Learn more about the MS and CAGS in School Psychology
Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.