School Psychology

School Psychology, Ed.S. (GEF0)

South Charleston campus
Graduate College Bldg. 230I
Dr. Lanai Jennings
Graduate College

Areas of Emphasis Offered:


Certificates: None.

Curriculum: See Graduate Catalog for details.

Normal time to complete for full-time student: 3 years minimum.

Program Highlights

Job prospects in school psychology are excellent, with more positions available than can be filled by current graduates. The profession currently faces large-scale retirements and subsequent shortages of trained school psychologists. Salaries tend to be very competitive.

The School Psychology plan of study consists of a M.A. Degree of 36 hours and an Ed.S. degree of 42 hours. Students initially apply for a M.A. Degree in Psychology with a School Psychology emphasis. After successfully completing the fall semester of coursework, students apply for the Specialist Degree in School Psychology. Students who apply to the Ed.S. School Psychology program and already possess graduate degrees in psychology, counseling, or education  may be considered for advanced standing after a review of coursework, grades and test scores by the School Psychology faculty.

Program Objectives

School psychologists provide a wide variety of professional services including consultation with parents, teachers, administrators, and others, psychological and educational assessment and problem-solving, counseling, prevention services, and program evaluation.

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Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • MA Degree

Application deadline for Admission

Fall enrollment: August 1; Spring enrollment: December 1; Summer enrollment: May 1

GRE or other test required: No additional test scores needed, previous test scores will be reviewed.

Program location

South Charleston