Become a practicing school psychologist, conduct independent research, take a leadership role in special education, or prepare for private practice.
This program gives you several career options while you learn from the scientist-practitioner model, where research and theory will inform your work, and real-world experiences will help your research.
During the course of completing this program, you will also earn a master's degree in school psychology.
Completion of this 94-credit hour degree program takes most students five to six years of full-time study. You’ll complete at least 800 hours of practica and 1,500 hours of internship work, which will give you the experience you’ll need to earn licensure. You’ll also conduct field-based research under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
Admission offers are made using a faculty mentoring approach. Students are selected, in part, based on their fit with the research interests of specific professors. If accepted, you will join the program as an advisee of a specific faculty. When applying, please indicate in your personal statement which professor(s) in the School Psychology Program you are interested in working with and why.
Our research areas includes:
Action research in schools
Autism and related neurodevelopmental disabilities, including ADHD, learning disabilities, intellectual developmental disorder
Culturally Responsive Psychological and Psychoeducational Assessment
Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional (school-medical) collaboration
Social justice and educational equity
School-based mental health
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders, particularly students placed in self-contained classroom settings
December 1 is the priority funding deadline for the Dean’s Fellowship and University Graduate School diversity fellowships. Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for fellowships – no separate application is necessary.
International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
The Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.
Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you are eligible for a reduced application fee of $35. Learn more »
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
Three letters of recommendation
GRE scores are required only if applicant does not have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 115 Duolingo score (international students only)