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Psychology NYC Department - Graduate Program Catalog 2013

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DYSON COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Psychology Department, New York City Campus Dear Prospective Student, Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Psychology Programs at Pace University-New York City. We currently have three programs, the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology, the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in School Psychology, and the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in School-Clinical Child Psychology. Students in the M.S.Ed. program may also complete a Specialization in Bilingual School Psychology that is approved by the New York State Department of Education for attaining certification as a bilingual school psychologist. Each of the three programs is excellent in terms of professional preparation provided. The M.A. in Psychology Program is a 36 graduate credit hour 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 M.A. graduates have been successful in being accepted into doctoral programs accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The M.S.Ed. in School Psychology and the M.S.Ed. in School Psychology with a Specialization in Bilingual School Psychology are professional practice training programs, preparing graduates to work in educational facilities, such as school districts. In order to be eligible for the Bilingual School Psychology Certificate students 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. Students who have already completed the course work and internship requirements of a school psychology program and are eligible for New York State School Psychology Certification are eligible to apply for advanced standing in the Psy.D. program. Regardless of advanced standing status, all students complete the 110 credit hour Psy.D. program. The Psy.D. in School-Clinical Child Psychology is accredited by the APA as a combined professional scientific program (school/clinical). (The APA Committee on Accreditation is located at APA, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; (202) 336-5979.) The Psy.D. program is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP; 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 657-0270). The Psy.D. in School-Clinical Child Psychology integrates field experience with academic preparation, within a practitioner-scholar training model. This program is very competitive, with approximately 300 applications annually; the acceptance rate is approximately 20%. The typical student group is approximately 90% female, ranging in age from 20's through 50's, and includes students from across the United States and foreign countries as well. The student body is ethnically and culturally diverse and includes students with disabilities. For further information on our graduate programs, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (212) 346-1531, visit our website at www.pace.edu/dyson/psydpsych or email gradnyc@pace.edu. For additional information regarding financial aid and housing, contact the Office of Student Financial Services, (212) 346-1300 and the Office of Housing and Residential Life, (212) 346-1295. Again, thank you for considering graduate preparation in Psychology at Pace University in New York City. Barbara A. Mowder, Ph.D. Director, Graduate Psychology Programs

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