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  Sep 19, 2017
 
CURRENT 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Psychology (S.S.P.)


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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements, a B average  calculated for the two years of undergraduate work is required as well as a satisfactory score on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). A personal statement is required and a personal interview will be requested. Three recommendations for former instructors who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study need to be provided. A Master’s Degree is not required for entrance into this program.

Program Description

The school psychology program is a terminal degree program that requires the completion of 72 semester hours and no masters degree is obtained on the way to earning the Specialist in School Psychology degree.  The program includes two practica (7 hours total), a year-long internship (12 hours total) and the completion of either a thesis or a research project (6 hours total). Successful completion of the program, including passing the Praxis II exam and requirements related to licensure, will lead to recommendation for Level II licensure and National Certification as a School Psychologist (NCSP).

Choose one of the following for a total of 6 hours or more:


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