School Psychology with CAS

Master of Science with Advanced Certificate

Overview of School Psychology with CAS Program

School Psychology with CAS program prepares you for a career in a field where the demand is exceptionally strong and on the rise. The program’s alumni boast a 96 percent employment rate after graduation.

Niagara University’s master’s degree program in school psychology is founded on a commitment to developing practitioners and leaders in the field of school psychology who, in the Vincentian tradition, seek to individually and systematically foster human growth and development, spirituality, well-being, and emotional stability within culturally diverse contexts.

Students are mentored by highly credentialed faculty in small class sizes that facilitate individualized attention and often lead to research and conference participation.

Graduates demonstrate qualities of outstanding reflective practitioners, such as the dispositions of caring and respect, open-mindedness, and a commitment to equity and social justice.

Completion of this 63 credit-hour graduate program provides candidates with an M.S. and advanced certification in school psychology. Graduates are eligible for provisional certification as a school psychologist by New York state and qualified to apply for national certification (NCSP). Candidates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions consistent with the training and ethical standards as set forth by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Applications will be reviewed starting in February and interviews will be conducted shortly after. Please have all application materials submitted in order to complete the application in time.

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Why School Psychology at NU?


Accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists, our program prepares students to demonstrate skills across the 10 domains of practice set by NASP.


You’ll complete more than 1,600 hours of supervised field placement over the duration of the program. Skills are developed under the tutelage of professionals as a means of accruing substantial practical knowledge and experience.


School psychologists play a vital role in helping to unlock a children’s potential for a lifetime of success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Michele Diamond
Niagara University’s program is innovative, intensive, and competitive. The curriculum is extensive and has provided me with the strong conceptual framework that must be mastered in order to excel in this profession. These assets ... will continue to influence me throughout my career.
Michele Diamond
School Psychologist/Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist


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Faculty & Staff


Dr. Lisa Kilanowski

Dr. Lisa Kilanowski
Program Coordinator

Dr. Kristine M.



Phone: 716.286.8548



Dr. Derron


Assistant Professor

Phone: 716.286.8336



Dr. Lisa A.


Associate Professor - Professional Studies

Phone: 716.286.8797



Dr. Harold


Assistant Professor

Phone: 716.286.8623