A study presented at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) national convention ranked Hofstra’s School Psychology Doctoral Program (PsyD) third in the country. This study, conducted at Michigan State University, compared the country’s 70 APA accredited school psychology doctoral programs. The rankings were based on both science and practice: they looked at the number of publications by program faculty in the last five years; the degree to which faculty mentored their students; and the percentage of faculty who are licensed and board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Hofstra’s PsyD program also ranked first in number of faculty possessing board certification and first among APA accredited PsyD School Psychology Programs. The top five rankings are:
- University of Texas at Austin (PhD)
- University of Virginia (PhD)
- Hofstra University (PsyD)
- University of California -Berkeley (PhD)
- Teachers College Columbia University (PhD)
The study, titled “A Scientist-Practitioner Analysis of the ‘Best’ APA-Accredited School Psychology Doctoral Programs,” was conducted by John Carlson, Rebecca Thompson, Allison Siroky, Justina Yohannan, Courtney Darr, and Danielle Haggerty of Michigan State University.