S.S.P. in School Psychology

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses

Program Description

The Specialist Degree in School Psychology is designed to produce effective independent providers of psychological services within the schools. Completion of the degree program also prepares students for further graduate study and/or junior college teaching. This program is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and graduates are eligible for licensure as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Texas and the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential provided by NASP. 

Graduates may also choose to seek licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) following a small amount of additional coursework and further supervised experience.

This degree program includes a minimum of 60 graduate credit hours, 56 of which are typically taken full-time and year round for two consecutive years, followed by an academic year of full-time internship experience (6 credit hours). Students will gain 300+ hours of practicum experience prior to the internship and are license eligible immediately upon graduation. Internship placements are competitive, but our program boasts a 100% intern employment rate, with most students acquiring paid intern placements. 


Applicants seeking admission to the school psychology program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript(s) of all previous college work
  4. Official GRE scores
  5. Three letters of recommendation from faculty in the student's major at the undergraduate degree-granting institution
  6. Personal statement

Applicants should have at least eighteen undergraduate hours of psychology which should include a course in research methods and a course in statistics. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

Degree Requirements

S.S.P. in School Psychology

Choose all from:
PSYC 5330 <PSY 530> Psychopathology
PSYC 5361 <PSY 561> Neuropsychopharmacology
PSYC 5381 <PSY 581> Advanced Learning Theory
PSYC 5387 <PSY 587> Advanced Statistics
PSYC 5397 <PSY 597> Advanced Developmental Psychology
COUN 5392 <CNE 592> Cross Cultural Issues in Counseling
EDAD 5332 <ASE 532> Administration and Organization of Public Schools
PSYC 5394 <PSY 594> Psychometrics
PSYC 5395 <PSY 595> Assessment of Intelligence and Achievement
PSYC 5398 <PSY 598> Advanced Child Assessment
PSYC 6394 <PSY 694> Practicum in Psychometrics
PSYC 5333 <PSY 533> Theory and Research in Psychotherapy I
PSYC 5338 <PSY 538> Consultation in School Psychology
PSYC 5335 <PSY 535> Special Problems in Psychology
PSYC 5339 <PSY 539> Advanced School Psychology
PSYC 6391 <PSY 691> Practicum I
PSYC 6392 <PSY 692> Practicum II
PSYC 6371 A and B for 6 hours <PSY 671> Master's Internship in Psychology
PSYC 7360 <PSY 760> Multicultural Psychology
Choose one from:
Graduate courses in PSYC1
1 Selections must be made in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.



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