On-Campus Program or Online Program
The LMU School Psychology Programs are pleased to offer graduate students the choice of a more traditional on-campus program or a fully online program. (In adherence with California credentialing requirements, students in both programs are required to reside in California for the duration of the program.)
The on-campus and online programs are the same in terms of the admission requirements, structure, course sequence, benchmarks, and requirements for graduation.
Both the on-campus and the online programs are:
- Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
- Small cohorts of 15-20 graduate students
- 3 years, 63 units, and 1700 hours of fieldwork (all fieldwork placements are in person at school/district sites)
The On-Campus School Psychology Program may be right for you if you:
- Live within reasonable driving distance to LMU’s Westchester campus (please see the LMU SOE School Psychology ON-CAMPUS Sample Program Schedule)
- Learn more effectively through face-to-face interactions with your classmates and professors
- Want to take advantage of on-campus resources such as the Burns Recreation Center or Hannon Library study rooms
The Online School Psychology Program may be right for you if you:
- Live outside of the LA area or cannot easily get to campus (please see the LMU SOE School Psychology ONLINE Sample Program Schedule)
- Are generally comfortable with technology and can learn effectively via Zoom or a similar platform (at least 50% of each course is taught synchronously)
- Can build relationships with classmates and professors using Zoom, phone, text, messaging, etc.
- Alternative NASP approved internship locations available on case by case basis by special compelling request.
Changing Programs: Once enrolled, School Psychology graduate students may transfer from one program to the other for a compelling reason and if there is space by completing the Program Petition Form provided to accepted candidates in their handbook.