S.S.P. School Psychology

Common Courses (63 Credits)

Courses that are common to all emphases may be applied to all. At least 63 hours are required for the degree.

Required Core Courses
COUN 5353Personality and Counseling Theory Application3
PSYC 5300Behavioral Statistics3
PSYC 5301Research Methods3
PSYC 5304Human Development3
PSYC 5360Foundations of School Psychology3
PSYC 5381Assessment and Evaluation Fundamentals3
Educational Psychology Required Courses
PSYC 5302Social Psychological Processes3
PSYC 5303Theories of Learning3
PSYC 5391Psychology Practicum I: Field Experience3
PSYC 5311Culture, Minority and Gender Issues3
PSYC 5314Assessment Intelligence and Achievement3
PSYC 5315Physiological Psychology3
PSYC 5380Personality Social Assessment3
PSYC 5382Behavior Management and Therapy3
PSYC 5383Consultation and Supervision3
PSYC 5384Psychology Internship I3
PSYC 5385Psychology Internship II3
COUN 5357Methods and Practices in Counseling3
COUN 5358Counseling Perspective on Psychopathology3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDLD 5310Special Educational Law3
Emphasis Requirement (See Below)0 - 6
Total Semester Credit Hours63-69

Without Thesis

PSYC 5090Psychology Comprehensive Examination0

With Thesis

PSYC 5198Psychology Thesis (1)3
PSYC 5198Psychology Thesis (2)3

Course Information and Schedule

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

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Program Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into the Specialist in School Psychology program by the faculty once the application criteria are met. To be accepted into the Specialist in School Psychology program, students must:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submission of GRE scores
  • Completed Counseling and Psychology Department application

Preference is given to students with:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • A degree in Psychology or a closely related field, or advanced degrees in other areas
  • Clinical/Work/Volunteer Experience
  • Timely submission of admission materials

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Collaborate and consult through effective written, oral, and visual means.
  2. Intervene in academic skills to promote schoolwide learning.
  3. Provide mental health, family-school collaborative, preventive, and responsive services.
  4. Support diversity in development and learning.
  5. Use research to make data-based decisions.


Click here to go to the handbook for the Specialist in School Psychology Program