Degree Plan

Specialist in School Psychology, S.S.P.

Admissions

  • Approved University Admission
  • 1 – 2 page Essay for Admission to Graduate Psychology Program
  • Letter of Recommendation with Form
  • PSYC 3315 Stats for the Social Sciences – Grade C or better
  • PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology – Grade C or better
  • PSYC 4318 Research Methods for the Social Sciences – Grade C or better
  • Official GRE Data
  • Minimum Graduate Index score of 980 or higher
  • *Formal Admission to the School Psychology Program

Students should submit official transcripts and GRE scores to the Office of Admissions. Program specific requirements such as essays, letter of recommendation, resumes, and/or writing samples should be submitted directly to Arts and Sciences.

Core – 18 semester hours

  • PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I (Pre-req: PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology or consent from course instructor)
  • PSYC 6326 Advanced Research Methods (Pre-req: PSYC 3315 Stats for Social Sciences and PSYC 4318 Research Methods for Social Sciences)
  • PSYC 6330 Life-Span Development Psychology
  • PSYC 6331 Multicultural Psychotherapy (Pre-req: PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy or COUN 6327 Theories of Counseling)
  • PSYC 6332 Advanced Social Psychology
  • PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy

Assessment – 12 semester hours

  • PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment
  • PSYC 6342 Early Childhood Assessment (Pre-req: PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment)
  • PSYC 6345 Integrated School-Based Assessment I (Pre-req: PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment)
  • PSYC 6346 Integrated School-Based Assessment II (Pre-req: PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment, PSYC 6345 Integrated School-Based Assessment I)

Specialization – 24 semester hours

  • PSYC 6315 Advanced Learning
  • PSYC 6324 Techniques of Child and Adolescent Psychology (Pre-req:  PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy)
  • PSYC 6328 Biological Psychology
  • PSYC 6340 School Consultation
  • PSYC 6341 Behavior Management
  • PSYC 6344 The Ethics and Profession of School Psychology
  • PSYC 6353 Academic Consultation and Interventions in School Psychology
  • ELAS 6331 Educational Law

Practicum & Internship – 9 semester hours

  • 3 hours of PSYC 6348 School Psychology Practicum (Pre-req:  PSYC 6340 School Consultation, PSYC 6324 Techniques of Child and Adolescent Psychology and PSYC 6341 Behavior Management, PSYC 6346 Integrated School-Based Assessment II)
  • 6 hours of PSYC 6305 School Psychology Internship