M.A. in School Psychology

Completion of the Master of Arts in School Psychology provides a background in the theories, major knowledge, and methodological procedures in psychology. This program (or its equivalent) is required for admission into the Educational Specialist (Ed. S.) program. The M.A. and Ed. S. in School Psychology combine to meet the requirements for NJ Department of Education certification in School Psychology.

The School Psychology program is divided into two programs, the Masters of Arts in School Psychology, and the Educational Specialist Degree, each having distinct admissions criteria. Admission to the M.A. program does not guarantee admission to the Ed. S. program.  Click here for information on the Ed. S. Educational Specialist program.


The Master's Program has a residency requirement of 15 semester hours of credit within a one year time span at any point during the program. The student must register for a minimum of 15 semester hours within any three consecutive semesters, including the summer session.

  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 34 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: Yes


The following courses make up the M.A. in School Psychology program.

  • Required Courses: 31 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Restricted Elective Courses: 3 semester hours (s.h.)

* PSY 22600 OR SCPY 22600

* PSY 22601 OR SCPY 22601

Total Program Semester Hours: 34

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Education Application Form (Download the -- or click to apply online)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives:

    • Describe how you might use this program to advance your career. Educational goals beyond the master’s level, if applicable, are also relevant.
  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate Psychology courses

  • Submission of official GRE test results

  • Interview (Students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)

  • Eligible applicants are expected to have completed at least 12 credits of undergraduate-level Psychology courses at an accredited institution, including one course in Abnormal Psychology, one course in Child or Adolescent Psychology, and 6 semester hours of Psychology electives as approved by the Admissions Committee.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of anticipated M.A. in School Psychology start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the University calendar or the Rowan Global schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a Rowan Global enrollment advisor once you have matriculated in the program.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2016 -- 02/15/2016
Fall 2015 09/01/2015 06/01/2015
Spring 2016 01/19/2016 11/01/2015

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$648 $144.90 $792.90