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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2016 - 2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Psychology, MA/SSP


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Program Code: SSP_125A, MA_125A
CIP Code: 42.2805

Program of Study for the Master of Arts/Specialist in School Psychology


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; completion of approved courses in Psychological Tests & Measurements, General Psychology, and Research Methods, including Statistics, or demonstrated competence in these areas; statement not exceeding two pages describing the applicant’s rationale and “fitness” for pursuing graduate training in School Psychology. Applicants who make the first cut will be invited for an interview.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

Candidates will be subject to criminal background checks (CBCs) prior to participation in required training experiences in the public schools. Continued enrollment in the program requires that CBCs reveal no criminal offenses that would preclude employment in the public schools of North Carolina.

Location: On campus

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts and Specialist in School Psychology


Total Required (Minimum 72 Hours)


Other Requirements for the MA/SSP in School Psychology


  • Thesis: Not required
  • Proficiency: Statistics proficiency met by completion of PSY 5020 
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Each candidate will earn a score on the Praxis Series School Psychologist Examination that equals or exceeds the score required for licensure, by the NC Department of Public Instruction, as a School Psychologist
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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