2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

School Psychology M.Ed.

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(33 credits)

The master of education (M.Ed.) in school psychology is completed en route to earning the educational specialist (Ed.S.) in school psychology or the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in guidance and psychological services with specialization in school psychology. This M.Ed. does not qualify an individual for state licensure or national certification as a school psychologist. Therefore, all applications to the M.Ed. program must be accompanied by an application to either the Ed.S. or Ph.D. program in school psychology. Admission and retention are based upon appropriateness of educational and career goals, available positions in the program, interpersonal skills, communication ability, and academic and clinical performance. Meeting minimum standards alone does not guarantee either admission or retention.

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete application to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
  2. Undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above.
  3. Official transcript from each school at which any undergraduate or graduate work has been done.
  4. Scores on the Graduate Record Examinations General Test.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from persons who know the prospective student in an academic and/or professional capacity.
  6. A personal narrative describing the applicant’s professional goals and the contribution of this program to accomplishing those goals.
  7. Simultaneous application to the Ed.S. in school psychology program or the Ph.D. in guidance and psychological services – school psychology program.
  8. Successful completion of criminal background checks as required by the Bayh College of Education.

It must not be assumed that meeting minimal standards guarantees admission to the program. After review of all materials, the admission committee will invite prospective students to participate in either a telephone or personal interview. Additionally, regular admission is contingent upon successful completion of criminal background checks as required by the Bayh College of Education.

Degree Requirements:


Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

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