Ed.S. in School Psychology

School Psychology

Ed.S. in School Psychology

Prepare for a career as a practitioner in public, charter, and private schools.

You’ll get a solid foundation in the legal, ethical, and professional issues related to school psychology, as well as training in psychological assessment, academic and behavioral interventions, counseling, and consultation. Through practicum and internship experiences, you’ll accrue the experience and skills to provide psychological services in school settings. This 65-credit hour program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Completion of the program leads to licensure as a school psychologist in Indiana and eligibility for licensure in other states. Nearly all graduate are employed as school psychologists in public school settings and charter schools. In a few cases, graduates might work in private schools.

  • Application Deadline
    DomesticInternational
    FallDec 1Dec 1
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    Fee$60$65
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 3 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

  • Financial Aid
    • Learn about a variety of fellowships and travel awards that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Program Details

    Capstone Project or Comprehensive Examination

    A substantial project or a comprehensive examination constitutes the culmination of the Ed.S. program. A project normally requires a written manuscript describing the project. Projects vary from program to program.

    Practical Experience

    Ed.S. students must have demonstrated successful practical experience in order to be eligible for graduation. This experience may be in the form of work experience prior to or during the program of studies, or it may be accomplished through practicum and internship courses taken during the program.

    Final Meeting

    A final meeting of the advisory committee is required, at which the student's entire program, including the project manuscript or comprehensive examination results, are reviewed. If the committee is satisfied that all program requirements have been successfully completed, the student is recommended for graduation.

The Ed.S. degree is a practitioner-oriented program that requires a minimum of 65 hours of graduate credit. The student takes course work in three primary areas: professional studies in school psychology, psychological foundations, and research/inquiry methods.

The Ed.S. program includes coursework on role/function issues, assessment, interventions, and consultation, and practicum each semester, followed by a 1200 hour full-time school-based internship. In addition, the student selects a minor, usually in special education or counseling.

The majority of Ed.S. students select counseling as a minor, with the remainder selecting special education. Graduates of the EdS program are eligible for certification as a School Psychologist in Indiana as well as in other states. During their two years on campus, EdS students are placed in school-based practica each semester.

To learn more about this program and its requirements, please see our program handbook.