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The PsyD Program in School - Clinical Child Psychology at Pace University carefully integrates field experience with academic preparation within a practitioner scholar training model. 

You’ll be trained in psychological foundations including assessment and evaluation techniques, remediation and intervention procedures. And you’ll be prepared to sit for the New York State Psychology licensing exam.


Program graduates will have completed all pre-doctoral academic and internship requirements needed for admission to the New York State Licensing Examination for the professional practice of psychology. 

Graduates typically have been awarded the Master of Science in Education in School Psychology (or equivalent program in school psychology) and recommended for New York State certification in School Psychology.


This program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a combined school-clinical program and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. All information about this program and related ones may be found in the Graduate Catalog of the University’s New York City Psychology Department. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning: Theory and Applications
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Advanced Personality Theories
  • Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence

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General Requirements

  • Background preparation in abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, general psychology, learning, personality theory, and statistics.
  • Courses or demonstrated competencies in principles and problems in education and curriculum development or methods of teaching and instruction.
  • Most if not all psychology prerequisite preparation prior to entering the program. It is possible for students to complete some prerequisites (e.g., education) after admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1325 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1325 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1325 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1325 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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