School Psychology PlusOne (BS/MS)


Work with teachers and families to support students’ mental and academic well-being.

This PlusOne program in school psychology is an accelerated Master’s program between the Department of Psychology (College of Science) and the Department of Applied Psychology (Bouvé College of Health Sciences) that allows students to earn an Master’s in Applied Psychology with one year of study beyond the BS in Psychology from Northeastern.

Learn what you can do with a Master’s in School Psychology.

Undergraduate students who pursue the PlusOne in School Psychology may take up to five graduate courses in School Psychology which double count towards their requirements for the BS degree and their requirements for the MS degree.

Students who complete the PlusOne Program in good standing will be admitted into the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in School Psychology Program. Completing the CAGS in School Psychology would require an additional year of coursework including 450 hours of field work and a 1200 hour internship in a public school.

Students completing the full CAGS School Psychology Program would be licensed School Psychologists in Massachusetts.

Please note that earning the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAGS ) in School Psychology, which is the required credential for working as a school psychologist, would require an additional 2-years of study after completing the PlusOne.

Quick View

Degree type:
– PlusOne MS in School Psychology
— Available to current undergrads ONLY

Study options:
– On ground (Boston Campus)

– Full-time

Application deadline: Aug 1

Duration: One year

Note: To become a school psychologist you will need to complete a CAGS which will take an additional 2 years.

Sample Curriculum

Curriculum subject to change.
For most up-to-date information please refer to the university’s academic catalog.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to the PlusOne in School Psychology you will need the following:

2 letters of recommendation

A minimum overall GPA of 3.00

A personal statement

To submit your application, please complete the PlusOne Inquiry Form, which will create your initial application profile. Once this inquiry form is submitted, you will receive an e-mail notification from the system to set up your account. This e-mail will direct you to your PlusOne portal to complete and submit the application. 

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