A clinic in nearby Hempstead, run by the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, is providing mental health care to disadvantaged students while teaching graduate students just how big a difference they can make in the life of a child.
Pursue an in-demand career of transforming the lives of children and families with a degree from an award-winning school.
Why Earn a PsyD in School Psychology?
With a doctorate in school psychology, you can develop the core psychology skills you’ll need to become a leader in the field of school psychology, addressing both the complexity of contemporary schools and the needs of students and families. You can pursue a career in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as agencies, hospitals, community-based organizations, colleges and universities.
Why Earn Your PsyD in School Psychology at Adelphi?
- Receive exemplary training in clinical, diagnostic research and consultative skills from a premier school of psychology in our full-time program.
- Study in a program committed to community engagement and social justice, with a focus on multicultural educational contexts, emphasizing diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Benefit from hands-on training at the school-based Equity Lab Institute, Social Training Center for Students on the Spectrum and the Derner Hempstead Child Clinic.
Our Research Labs and Centers
Research and clinical experiences are critical to doctoral-level training, and through Adelphi's own Derner Hempstead Child Clinic, the Social Training Center and the Equity Lab Institute we offer our students experience on and off-campus.
The Derner Hempstead Child Clinic
Staffed by faculty and students from Derner, provides opportunities for clinical practice and mental healthcare to students and their families in Hempstead, Long Island, school systems.
The Social Training Center
The Social Training Center for Students on the Spectrum at Adelphi University provides ongoing therapeutic and support services for individuals, aged 15-22, with a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome or high functioning autism.
The Equity Lab Institute
The Equity Lab Institute is devoted to questions of equity in schools at the levels of policy and practice.
Lea A. Theodore, PhD, a visiting professor at Adelphi's Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, licensed psychologist and school psychologist, knows the effects of environmental conditions on children all too well.
There are two tracks available for the PsyD in School Psychology:
- Candidates without an MA degree in School Psychology (99 credits)
- Candidates with an MA degree in School Psychology (48 credits)
Application Requirements & Deadlines
Application deadline is December 1. Applicants for this program and should submit the following:
- Application submitted through PSYCAS and $50 Adelphi application fee
- Three letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
- Official transcripts from all prior institutions and proof of bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution (psychology major preferred)
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for international candidates
- General GRE exam scores (psychology subject test suggested)
- Research paper