Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 35
Program Status: Active
CIP Code: 42.2805
Dept. Code: EDF
Major/College Codes: ASP EJ
*Only available when combined with the Ed. S. or Ph.D.
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.
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.