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Student Resources

Welcome to the Student Resources page for Ferkauf students. We hope this page will provide you with the information needed to help you navigate through your program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

Academic Calendar and Catalog

The Ferkauf Academic Calendar lists important dates that every student should know, and we encourage all students to refer to this calendar frequently throughout the semester. Please note, the calendar may change at any time.

You can access Ferkauf's Academic Calendars via the Office of the Registrar:

The 2023-2024 catalog (PDF)  supercedes all previous printed and online versions of the Ferkauf Catalog and academic regulations and is binding on all current graduate students. It was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication and is updated regularly by the dean, program directors, faculty and University administrators of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

The University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, course offerings, regulations, and admission and graduation requirements at any time without prior notice. Students should refer back to this online catalog on a regular basis for the latest information on Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology policies and procedures.

Archived Catalogs:


Registration Information and Procedures

The link Online Registration Instructions will help you navigate online registration when using InsideTrack.  

Course Schedule

Archived Schedules

Office of the Registrar

Visit for the following information:

  • Voter Registration Information
  • FAQ’s
  • Forms
  • Graduation and Diplomas
  • Inside Track
  • Updating Personal Information
  • And more

In order to be considered for degree conferral, you must submit a Graduation Application (PDF)  to the Office of the Registrar by the deadlines listed below.  All doctoral students should apply for and obtain a Master's degree prior to receiving their doctorate (MA in General Psychology or MS in School Psychology).  Degrees are conferred September 30th, January 31st, June 30th, and August 31st of each year.  In order to be eligible for a degree, you must complete all program requirements by the degree date.  For doctoral students, this includes but is not limited to completion of all required coursework, externships, internships, passing the oral defense, completion of all revisions, and submission of a research project/dissertation. 

Applications for the January degree are due November 1st while applications for the June, August, and September degrees are due March 1st.  Degrees are only conferred when the Office of the Registrar officially confirms that all requirements have been met.  If a student does not meet the requirements for the date she applied, she must file a new application for each subsequent degree date until the degree is conferred.  Diplomas will be mailed to the address the student lists on the Graduation Application within 8 weeks of the degree date.

The following services are available online through our official diploma vendor, the Michael Sutter Company.

  • Order a replacement diploma - Order your diploma easily online. There is a $50.00 charge for each diploma replacement. You will be able to choose Standard Delivery or Express Overnight Delivery. Your Diploma will be printed and mailed within 1-2 days of your order.
  • Diploma Status - Search the status of your diploma order whether it is your new diploma or replacement diploma.

Online Diploma Service

Students who plan to defend must schedule their oral defense with the Psychology Office at least 2 weeks in advance of their oral defense date.  Students who plan to graduate should schedule their oral defense early enough to have time to work on revisions and submit their research project/dissertation before the degree date.

For your dissertation, please follow the Doctoral Dissertation Submission Guideline to submit your dissertation online.

The Office of Student Services assists students in obtaining reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities/medical conditions. Such disabilities/conditions include physical, sensory and health-related disabilities; psychiatric disorders; learning disabilities; ADHD; or temporary disabilities.

If you believe that you may need an accommodation, please complete “Request for Accommodations Form” and submit this to the Office of the Dean at Ferkauf.

The University is committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in University-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment. All victims/survivors of these crimes and violations have the following rights, regardless of whether the crime or violation occurs on campus, off campus, or while studying abroad:

All students have the right to:

  1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  2. Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
  3. Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution;
  4. Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  5. Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  6. Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  7. Describe the incident to as few institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  8. Be protected from retaliation by the institution, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
  9. Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and
  11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the institution.

For more information about preventing and addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking at the University, see the University’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures available on the University’s website at: Yeshiva University's Student Standards and PoliciesHuman Resources Policies, and Office of the General Counsel Policies and Procedures (among other places). This policy includes information about filing a report, seeking a response and options for confidential disclosure.

The Organization of Psychology Students (OPS)

The Organization of Psychology Students (OPS) is the student organization of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Each Ferkauf student is a member of the organization, and dues (student activity fees) are collected automatically each semester with tuition. These dues constitute OPS's budget.

The organization's purpose is to provide Ferkauf students with information relevant to their academic and professional careers. Members serve to facilitate communication between students and administration/faculty, as well as student organizations and alumni by acting as a liaison between the groups.

In addition OPS offers reimbursements for research and conferences and works to foster a sense of community, both within Ferkauf by sponsoring student socials and outside of the school by offering students the chance to get involved in social action projects.

Here is some more information about reimbursements (PDF), as well as the appropriate forms:

Research Reimbursement Form (Word) - Conference Reimbursement Form (PDF)

An Executive Board leads OPS. The Executive Board consists of no less than six members representing each of the Ferkauf psychology programs. The Executive Board is elected to a two-year term by the general OPS membership from each program except for the master's program representative, who is elected to a one-year term.

Officers are chair and co-chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, social and secretary. OPS establishes a committee based on the varying needs and goals of Ferkauf students from year to year. Its structure encourages maximum participation by all students.

OPS and its members shall not discriminate against any individuals for reasons of race, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or disability.

Please familiarize youself with the bylaws of OPS (PDF).

Main Contact Email

Executive Board Members 

  • Psy.D in Clinical Psychology Program: Tina Glusac & Natale Schmitz
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Health Emphasis Program: Maria Palmeri & Bassit Malam
  • Psy.D in School-Clinical Child Psychology Program: Lauren Pandes-Carter & Jillian Weinberg
  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling Program: Alexis Darmon
  • M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy: Elzbieta Farys

Parnes Clinic

The Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological and Psychoeducational Services Clinic is the training clinic of Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. For more than 45 years, we have provided low-cost, confidential, state-of-the-art mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. We provide compassionate care to individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, political orientation, marital status, religious affiliation or physical or medical disability.

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