Therapeutic Interventions (M.S.E.)

39 credits

NYSED 21374

This program focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of individuals from kindergarten through early adulthood. It includes instruction in cognitive, emotional, and personality development; empirically based testing and assessment; consultation and intervention/therapy methods for children and adolescents; data-based decision-making; research on child and adolescent therapeutic intervention; and supervised fieldwork in school settings.

Students who are admitted to the Ph.D. program in school psychology, the Advanced Certificate (formerly Professional Diploma) program in school psychology, or to the Advanced Certificate (formerly Professional Diploma) program in bilingual school psychology, and who do not have a relevant master’s degree, must complete a master’s degree (M.S.E.) while matriculated in their programs in order to be eligible for permanent professional New York state certification as a school psychologist or school psychologist with a bilingual extension.

These M.S.E. programs are designed to provide specialized studies in areas that complement the practice of school psychology. These are "captured" programs that overlap with the school psychology Advanced Certificate and doctoral programs.

Note: These master’s degree programs or specialization areas do not in and of themselves lead to eligibility as a school psychologist or bilingual school psychologist. Students must complete the Advanced Certificate in School PsychologyAdvanced Certificate in Bilingual School Psychology, or Ph.D. in School Psychology to meet New York state’s requirements for eligibility as a certified school psychologist.

Completion Requirements

To complete the M.S.E., students must

  • complete the prescribed program of study, including the four courses (12 credits) that do not overlap with the advanced certificate or bilingual advanced certificate programs prior to or concurrently with completing the advanced certificate or Ph.D.;
  • maintain a minimum overall graduate grade point average of 3.25 (B or better); and
  • complete an end-of-program comprehensive assessment.

CIP Code

42.2703 - Developmental and Child Psychology.

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Admission to one of the the School Psychology program's M.S.E. programs is limited to students already admitted to the Ph.D. program in school psychology, the advanced certificate (formerly professional diploma) program in school psychology, or the advanced certificate (formerly professional diploma) program in bilingual school psychology. Admission to and enrollment in one of these programs is sufficient for admission to a master's program.

Students in the Advanced Certificate program in bilingual school psychology who lack a master's degree must complete the master's in the psychology of bilingual students in order to be eligible for the New York state bilingual certification extension.

To apply, students need to complete an inter-program application form, which is available from the division or deans' offices.

Program of Study

Course Title Credits
Multicultural Education
EDGE 6101Race and Multicultural Education in American Society3
or PSGE 6603 Multicultural Issues in Professional Psychology
One of the following options:3
Theories Fam Couns: Asst
Trauma Interp Neurobio
Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSGE 5203Introduction to Research3
or PSGE 7681 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education I
PSGE 6311Applications of Behavior Analysis in Educational Settings3
PSGE 6446Consultation With Families in a Diverse Society3
PSGE 7428Advanced Intervention Seminar: Therapeutic Intervention 13
PSGE 7620Theories of Counseling3
PSGE 7500Clinical Practicum in School Psychology 23
PSGE 7502Consultation Practicum in School Psychology 23
PSGE 7429Integration of Assessment Techniques3
PSGE 7499Integration of Assessment Techniques Lab0
PSGE 6418Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence3
PSGE 7423Therapeutic Interventions in the Schools3
PSGE 7630Psychology of Small Groups3
Comprehensive Assessment
PSGE 0720Master's Comprehensive Exam/Assessment in Therapeutic Interventions0
Total Credits39

Usually taken in the first semester of the internship or during externship. An intervention project is required.


Requires a minimum of 1 day per week with onsite supervision for 15 weeks in an approved clinical setting.