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    Jan 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

School Psychology, M.A.


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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines:  http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Minimum Total Hours: 35
Level: Masters*
Program Status: Active
CIP Code: 42.2805
Dept. Code: EDF
Major/College Codes: ASP EJ
Approved 1972
*Only available when combined with the Ed. S. or Ph.D.

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Educational and Psychological Studies

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


The M.A. degree in School Psychology is offered only when combined with the Ed.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees. The M.A. in School Psychology is not a terminal degree and cannot be used for certification or licensure as a school psychologist.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

Admission occurs once each year for the Fall class. The School Psychology program is a limited access program. This means that only a limited number of students are able to be accepted each year.  

Prerequisite Coursework for Admission

  • An undergraduate (or graduate) course in Statistics
  • An undergraduate (or graduate) course in Tests and Measurements (including issues such as reliability, validity, standard error of measurement, etc.)
  • An undergraduate (or graduate) course in Research Methods or Experimental Design with a lab component.

Required Admissions Materials
A complete application includes the following:

  • Submit official GRE scores (Note: Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scores are required).
  • Provide a statement of professional goals. In a 2-3 page statement, explain your immediate, intermediate, and long term goals as well as your research interests. Professional goals and research interests must be compatible with the School Psychology Program.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with your scholarship and work history.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write professionally by submitting a scholarly paper completed as part of your prior course work.
  • If invited for an interview, a) present self professionally in an oral interview with two or more faculty members and graduate students, and b) provide a writing sample related to a relevant topic to the field of school psychology during the interview process.

Curriculum Requirements


Total Minimum Hours:  35 Credit Hours

Core - 14 Credit Hours
Specialization - 21 Credit Hours

Note: Students may be required to take additional hours depending on the course of study and or academic deficiencies.

Core Requirements (14 Credit Hours)


Specialization Requirements (21 Credit Hours)


Note: Students may be required to take additional hours depending on the course of study and academic deficiencies.

Practicum


Students must complete a school-based practicum consisting of eight (8) hours per week for a minimum of 32 weeks (2 semesters) for a total of 256 contact hours.

Comprehensive Exam


Prior to clearance for the MA degree, candidates must satisfactorily complete a portfolio of performance-based accomplishments that is evaluated by the School Psychology faculty.

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