Admissions: MA/CAGS in School Psychology

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Just in Time: Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024

We welcome your application to the William James College MA/CAGS in School Psychology program. We enroll a cohort of new students into the School Psychology program every fall. A strong applicant is one who has demonstrated excellence in their academic preparation, dedication to their personal and professional development, and commitment to community service. Be sure to make a note of application deadlines and requirements. We encourage you to attend upcoming information sessions, connect with student ambassadors, and email our Admissions Office at to learn more about the admission process.

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Diversity Recruitment and Mentoring Initiative

Sponsored by the Massachusetts School Psychology Association (MSPA)

Applicants from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a school psychology degree may be eligible to participate in a Diversity Recruitment and Mentoring Initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts School Psychology Association(MSPA). For more information, please click here. The WJC Admissions Office and the School Psychology Department Faculty are also available to all candidates who would like support completing their application or would like to learn more information about earning a School Psychology degree. Please see our available college-wide and department scholarships here.

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Photo of Ava Gabriele"While working as an Educational Assistant in a primarily special education high school, I was exposed to several disorders such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorder, and so many more. Having the opportunity to work with these children really solidified the fact that School Psychology was the career path I wanted to pursue. 

When applying to graduate programs, William James College immediately stuck out. I loved how the school was smaller, focused on mental health professions, and placed first-year students in the school setting right away. Being able to take what we learn in the first few weeks of classes and apply it in a school setting the next day was one of the many reasons I chose William James."

Ava, MA/CAGS in School Psychology

International Applicants

All applicants to any graduate program at William James College must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or its equivalent, by the start date of enrollment. All applicants must submit official translations of all non-US transcripts (please refer to the online application and the transcripts section for additional instructions). Completion of an online application, submission of all required supporting documents, and an interview are required. For applicants whose primary language is not English, a TOEFL combined score (no more than two years old) of at least 637 (paper-based test), 270 (computer-based test) or 110 (internet-based test) is preferred.

After acceptance of the admission offer, non-permanent resident international students who qualify will receive a Foreign Student Certification of Finances (FSCF) form which must be submitted by every student who does not hold a permanent resident (immigrant) visa in the United States. Because international students are ineligible to borrow Federal student aid, and private loans may be difficult to obtain, a completed FSCF form is required by US Regulation from every student to confirm that all necessary financial supports are secured for the duration of study. Only after this certification is sufficiently submitted the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status INS I-20 form will be issued. International applicants must plan and secure funding sources for the length of their stay in the U.S. before applying. This includes living expenses, health insurance and travel. Once enrolled, there are no opportunities to earn income through employment in or outside campus. To review estimated program costs please click here.

Successful completion of all requirements towards a degree will include your completion of one or more unpaid or paid internships. To undertake paid internships, students are required to demonstrate to employers they are authorized to work in the U.S. Students who are unable to do so may be unable to complete all requirements for their degree program.

International applicants must provide a copy of their visa before beginning the program.

Transfer of Credit: MA/CAGS in School Psychology

Up to 12 credits of highly equivalent graduate coursework may be transferred in and credited towards program requirements. The determination of coursework equivalence is made by the program director in consultation with faculty members.