School Psychology at Grand Valley

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 school psychology program is offered through the GVSU Psychology Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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. 

Why Study School Psychology at Grand Valley?

  • 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.
  • Experiential Learning. The program is connected to state projects, field experiences, and national standards in which students participate through high-quality and meaningful experiences

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

Courses Offered

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

See the full course list.


The School Psychology M.S. & Psy.S. application deadline is January 15 for the Fall semester. The $30 application fee is waived for previous applicants of Grand Valley.

View the School Psychology Admissions Requirements


For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.

Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll. 

Page last modified November 9, 2018