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Program in School Psychology Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies Adelphi University

  • Garden City, NY
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 97%3%
    student ratio
  • 62
    total students
  • $32,530 | $32,530
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • May 1
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered


The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University

In 1972, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies became the nation's first university-based professional school in clinical psychology. Today, the institute maintains its reputation for providing top-quality professional programs that integrate research with community service and innovative practices. Programs integrate multicultural issues with multiple psychological perspectives.

A Wide Array of Graduate Programs in Psychology

Adelphi University offers 3 Master of Arts (MA) degree programs in psychology: the MA in General Psychology program, the MA in School Psychology program, and the MA in Mental Health Counseling program. In addition, graduate students can pursue PhD in Clinical Psychology degrees or respecialization diplomas. Each program develops students to be successful scholars and professionals who are prepared to address the current and future needs of society.

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Respecialization Diploma Program

The university also offers a Respecialization Diploma Program in Clinical Psychology to doctoral level psychologists who are interested in making career shifts into clinical psychology. Students in both programs are required to complete clinical theory courses, extensive supervised clinical practice, and educational colloquia.

Community Partnerships, Psychological Services, and Clinical Facilities

Through the Center for Psychological Services, students have unique opportunities to participate in extensive clinical training at clinics on campus and within a variety of mental health organizations in the area.

Training opportunities are available at Beth Israel Hospital and Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Creedmoor State Psychiatric Hospital, and Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities. Adelphi University also manages the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center, which has provided affordable and effective psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults in the community since 1963. The Social Training Center is the institute's latest initiative, and offers therapeutic and support services to high school and college-aged individuals with high functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome.

Supported by Dedicated and Decorated Faculty Members

Faculty members of the Derner Institute include dedicated instructors and honored professionals with continued interests in research and community development. For instance, Professor Robert Bornstein is dedicated to integrating classroom learning with collaboration and mentorship. Dr. Bornstein has been the principal investigator on 2 National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and 2 National Institute of Health (NIH) grants, and is a contributing author to 14 books.

Dr. Karen Lombardi has presented at 30 professional conferences and has been presented with Adelphi University's Merit Award for Teaching. Dr. Jean Lau Chin has held positions on a number of professional boards and community associations, including the American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychology of Women, and National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Adelphi University -- Long Island's First Liberal Arts University

The origins of Adelphi University stretch back to 1863 with the founding of the Adelphi Preparatory Academy in Brooklyn, New York. Adelphi later became the first private, coeducational, liberal arts university on Long Island, and today maintains its tradition of innovative curriculum, service, and leadership.

Notable Adelphi alumni include 3 state senators, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, co-founder of Nextel Communications, author of the Broadway musical "RENT," hip-hop artist Chuck D, and several Olympic gold medalists.

The university's main campus is in Garden City, New York, located on 75 acres near Long Island's parks and beaches, and only 45 minutes from New York City. The university also manages several off-campus learning centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, New York.

Location & Contact

Program in School Psychology

Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
Adelphi University

One South Avenue PO Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
United States

Dr. Ionas Sapountzis


Phone: 516-877-4743

Ms. Christine Murphy

Director of Admissions

Phone: 516-877-3050
Fax: 516-877-3039

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • School Psychology Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 20
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 1st April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum GPA of 3.0; 15 credits of course work in psychology including general psychology, developmental child or adolescent psychology, abnormal personality in school psychology, and tests and measurements, statistics; 3 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$32,530
    • Out-of-state tuition *$32,530
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,150.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students62
    • Female Percentage97%
    • Male Percentage3%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students62
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Full-time Percentage76%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino15%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian68%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown3%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%



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