Masters of Science in School Psychology (M.S.)
Taking You to the Next Level
Admission requires an undergraduate major in psychology or related field. Undergraduate study should include at least one course in general psychology, elementary statistics, research methods, testing, abnormal psychology, physiological psychology, social psychology, history and systems and developmental psychology. The minimum acceptable admission requirements of the Graduate School are a 2.5 or higher GPA, a composite GRE (Verbal + Quantitative + Subject) of 870 or higher, or a MAT of 370 for unconditional admission. Conditional admission is offered for 2.25-2.49 GPA with a composite GRE (Verbal + Quantitative + Subject) of 935 or higher or a MAT of 383, or a 2.0-2.24 GPA with a composite GRE (Verbal + Quantitative + Subject) of 1000 or higher or MAT of 394 or higher. GRE scores are preferable to MAT scores. Students admitted conditionally must earn a “B” or better in the first twelve hours of graduate work to gain the unconditional status.
In addition the student should submit in duplicate ALL of the following -information in a single envelope directly to the Graduate School:
1. Three (3) letters of recommendation - one of which should be from an academic advisor or his or her designee.
2. A letter of aspiration (personal statement) indicating why the applicant has chosen to pursue a degree in this area along with his or her academic and career goals.
3. Once the above criteria have been met, the Coordinator of the program will contact the applicant and arrange an interview with the members of the Graduate Admissions Committee prior to final recommendation for admission to the program.
All application materials including the letters of recommendation and aspiration must be received by the Graduate School by February 1 for admission for fall semester.
Applicants with bachelor’s degrees will be admitted initially into the M.S. program. Upon successful completion of the M.S., students may apply for admission to the Ed.S. or Ph.D. program. Students typically are not eligible for licensure as a school psychologist with only a master’s degree.
A minimum of four semesters and a summer term of residential study and forty (40) semester hours of approved course work are required. These courses are prerequisites for both the Ed.S. and Ph.D. degrees in School Psychology.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
Required Courses – 40 Hours
EDCI 5300 Multicultural Education 3
EDSE 5530 Education & Psychology of Exceptional
PSYC 5030 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
PSYC 5040 Statistics & Methodology 3
PSYC 5100 Counseling and Interviewing Skills 2
PSYC 5140 Statistics & Computer Applications 3
PSYC 5170 Counseling Theory 3
PSYC 5200 Advanced Counseling and Interviewing Skills 2
PSYC 5230 Theories of Learning 3
PSYC 5530 Psychometrics 3
PSYC 5630 Child and Adolescent Development 3
PSYC 6130 Social Bases of Behavior 3
PSYC 6170 Individual Tests of Intelligence 3
PSYC 6540 Thesis 1
PSYC 6900 Role and function of the School Psychologist 3