Grand Valley State University's School Psychology graduate program, leading students to earn both a Masters of Science degree (M.S.) and a Specialist in School Psychology 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. Students in the school psychology program are automatically admitted to the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate Program.

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. 

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Innovative. The program offers a comprehensive, progressive curriculum designed to create leaders and innovators in the field of education.

Collaborative. The 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.

Why Choose GVSU?

GVSU's graduate program in school psychology:

  • Focuses on progressive practices.
  • Was developed according to National Association of School Psychologists guidelines.
  • Prepares graduates to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Learn more about why the School Psychology, M.S. at GVSU is an excellent choice for your graduate education.

Admissions

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

The $30 application fee is waived for previous applicants of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

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

See the full course list.