Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Training the Next Generation of Practitioners and Scholars

Preparing tomorrow’s practitioners and scholars to make a positive impact on the profession and the community, the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick provides the clinical training and assessment skills needed for a career in psychology. Study with distinguished, research-oriented faculty and gain the skills and experience you need to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families, and within organizations.

Developing deep academic and community roots since its founding
Dedicated internship consortium partners
Affiliated centers and clinical services programs
Top 50
Best clinical psychology doctoral programs

U.S. News & World Report

Faculty and grad students

Developing outstanding leaders and practitioners to advance the field of professional psychology

Spotlight: Graduate Certificate in MTSS

Multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) is a framework for providing interventions that are tailored to student learning or behavioral needs, and using data to inform decision making and organize resources.

Now, more than ever, students approach school with vastly different learning and behavioral needs. This program equips teachers and other professionals and specialists in school settings with the knowledge and tools to help them identify students’ learning needs, and implement evidence-based practices closely linked to those needs.

Alumna Kimberly Dickstein Hughes, the 2019–2020 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, is pictured in her classroom at Haddonfield Memorial High School, in Haddonfield, New Jerse

Rigorous. Thorough. Rewarding.

With programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology offers you access to a host of research and clinical opportunities, plus a pathway to professional licensure through foundational and specialized courses that integrate knowledge with innovation in the delivery of psychological services.

Alumni Perspective

"I left here feeling very confident about my training and my ability to do the job as a school psychologist."

Aldean Beaumont, PysD

Aldean Beaumont

Student Success

Hear from our alumni who have earned their degrees from GSAPP and listen to their insights on why coming to Rutgers was the right choice.

Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology alumni