Grand Valley State University's School Psychology graduate program, leading students to earn both a Masters of Science degree (M.S.) and a Psychology Specialist degree (Psy.S.), offers students extensive training through coursework, practicum, and research experiences in the assessment, prevention, and intervention of academic, social, and mental health problems that affect a wide range of students.

The program is aligned with the standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) with an emphasis on evidence based practices. Upon completion of the 3-year program, students are eligible to apply for licensure as a school psychologist.  

  • Innovative. The program offers a comprehensive, progressive curriculum designed to create leaders and innovators in the field of education. 
  • Collaborative. The School Psychology graduate. program is connected to state projects, field experiences, and national standards in which our students participate through high-quality and meaningful experiences.
  • In-demand.  There is a critical shortage at both the state and national level for psychologists of all disciplines, with faster than average job growth; and school psychologist is listed on the "100 Best Jobs" report by U.S. News.


The School Psychology M.S. & Psy.S. admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Courses Offered

The School Psychology M.S. & Psy.S. program is a minimum of 66 credits (including internship.).

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Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

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