Teacher and StudentsSchool Psychology@SHSU

Admission Requirements


  • 18 hours of coursework in undergraduate Psychology including completed coursework in both Research Methods and Statistics
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average
  • $20.00 Application Fee

Advancement to Candidacy


  • 18 hours of graduate study completed
  • Satisfactory scores on the Advanced Psychology Test of the GRE

Comprehensive Exam


Praxis School Psychology Exam required for Nationally Certified School Psychologists. For more information, visit www.ets.org.

Residency Requirements


Only 12 approved hours of coursework completed outside Sam Houston State University may be accepted. Remaining coursework must be completed with SHSU.

Graduate Program

The School Psychology Program at Sam Houston State University is only open to graduate students. Students are not permitted to substitute course credit in the School Psychology Program through courses, seminars, or other learning experiences not exclusively offered to graduate students. Similarly, no course credit for undergraduate study, remedial courses, or courses designed to remove deficiencies in meeting requirements for program admission may be used toward the School Psychology Program at Sam Houston State.

A minimum of 60 graduate hours in courses offered ordinarily to graduate students is required