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Master of Science & Specialist in School Psychology

  • Are you interested in applying an in-depth knowledge of psychology and education to help kids, families and schools? The MSUM School Psychology program is a great place to start your career in School Psychology.

    School psychologists use their knowledge of psychology and education to help students of all ages succeed academically and socially. Through their skills in consultation, assessment, intervention and program evaluation, school psychologists work closely with teachers, administrators, parents and community agencies to identify and treat students’ problems.

    See the School Psychology degree requirements

  • Benefits of an MSUM School Psychology Degree
    MSUM’s School Psychology program enjoys a reputation for equipping graduates with knowledge and skills in academic, mental health, and systems consultation, assessment and intervention. In most parts of the country, the job market is excellent for school psychologists.
    Apply what you are learning to field-based experiences in schools starting your very first semester. We emphasize sensitivity to diversity and work with schools serving students from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
    In MSUM’s NASP-approved program you will earn both a Master’s (MS) degree and a Specialist (PsyS) degree in School Psychology in just two years on campus and a final year of internship (typically paid) in the schools. The Specialist degree is the standard for certification in most states.
    MSUM’s School Psychology program has been National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved for 30 years. It was one of the first programs in the country to receive NASP approval, and continues its tradition of excellence.
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    Careers & Outcomes

    MSUM School Psychology alumni are well-equipped to enter the workforce and continually find success in the field. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible for certification in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and other states.

  • Affordable + Value =
    A Smart Investment
    MSU Moorhead is an excellent value. Compare MSUM’s tuition to other private and for-profit colleges and even public universities, and you’ll see we are competitively priced. Our graduates prove the value of our programs.
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