The Master of Science degree and Specialist in School Psychology degree program in the Department of Psychology offer 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 full-time program spans 3 years, emphasizing evidence-based practices. Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for licensure as a school psychologist. Every student is automatically admitted to the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) certificate program.
The School Psychology, M.S., Psy.S. requires a minimum of 66 credit hours including an internship experience. Students complete coursework and 600 practicum hours in school and clinical settings during the first two years of the program followed by a 1200 hour internship in a school setting during the third year.
The school psychology program coursework includes:
School psychologists work directly with students, as well as teachers, administrators, parents and other professionals to impact school buildings, classrooms and student outcomes. There are many career opportunities for school psychologists, and The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster than average job growth in the field.