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School-Community Psychology

School-Community
Psychology

BENEFIT FROM STRONG TIES TO LOCAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES

Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School-Community Psychology program at Hofstra University prepares you to excel as a psychology practitioner in school and community health settings. Enter the next level of your career with practical experience in consultation, assessment, counseling, and other interventions in schools and community agencies. This rigorous, full-time program takes an average of five years to complete.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu, or call 516-463-4723.

To be admitted at the beginning level, you must have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution. Prior to admission, you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better the following psychology courses:

  • Human Development
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Experimental Design or Research Methods
  • History and Systems of Psychology and Physiological Psychology are recommended but not required.
  • Psychometric Theory

To be admitted at the advanced level, you must have a master’s degree in school psychology from an accredited institution.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • GRE Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning scores (no less than the 50th percentile) and GRE Psychology subject test (no less than the 65th percentile).
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Personal interview with department member

Visit the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School-Community Psychology program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.  
Apply to the PsyD in School-Community Psychology program at Hofstra by January 15.  

The PsyD in School-Community Psychology is awarded to students who successfully complete 96 hours of coursework with a cumulative GPA of B or better.

Visit the program page to learn more.

FACULTY PROFILES

Robert W. Motta

Dr. Robert Motta, Professor and Director of the PsyD Program in School-Community Psychology, earned his PhD in Psychology from Hofstra in 1975. He is presently on the examining Board of ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified school psychologist, a certified child abuse identification trainer, and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Meet Dr. Motta

Paul J. Meller

Dr. Paul Meller, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Family Forensic Psychology (IFFP) at the Psychological Evaluation and Research Center, is actively involved in the training and supervision of graduate students in working with high-conflict families. Over 50 different Supreme Court justices and Family Court judges have appointed him as a psychologist.

Meet Dr. Meller
Robert W. Motta
Paul J. Meller

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu.