The School Psychology Psy.D. Program is APA-accredited, as of
April 2007, by the American Psychological
Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C.,
20002-4242, tel. (202) 336-5979. The School Psychology Psy.D.
Program is also fully approved, until December 2016, by the National Association of School
Psychologists (NASP). The School Psychology Psy.D. program is
also approved by the ASPPB/National Register.
The program offers both a general track and a bilingual track of
study. A listing of program requirements for each track is
accessible online from the links below:
In accordance with the Vincentian mission of St. John¹s
University and the 11 stated
training goals for the Graduate Programs in School Psychology,
the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Program in School Psychology
specifically aims to prepare doctoral candidates to be:
- Psychologists who can review the theoretical and empirical
literature on a professional topic and draw conclusions concerning
how research will drive professional practice.
- Psychologists who can conceptualize psychological problems of
children, and adolescents and their families, and construct
professional assessment or treatment plans to resolve their
- Psychologists who can answer professional questions with the
collection of empirical data.
- Psychologists who can develop programs that meet the
educational and mental health needs of children and their
- Psychologists who can base all professional activities on sound
scientific theory and data.
- Psychologists who can perform all professional activities with
the highest professional standards in compliance with ethical
- Psychologists who can be committed to service to the
- Psychologists who can appreciate and consider the diversity of
social and cultural experiences that influence human behavior.
For more information about who are school psychologists, please
visit the NASP website.
Psy.D. Graduation Requirements
The Psy.D. program requires the satisfactory completion of
105 credits, a comprehensive examination, the clinical competencies
comprehensive examination, the PRAXIS II Examination, a doctoral
dissertation, and a year-long internship.
Mark Terjesen, Ph.D., Director
Barbara Passudetti, Staff
Marillac Hall, Room SB-36
Graduate Admission Information
Robert Medrano, Director
Office of Graduate Admission