What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

minimum of 60 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

School Psychology, Ed.S.

The School Psychology Ed.S. program educates you in the major disciplines of education and psychology. You will be equipped to undertake and manage processes and problems related to the education and development of children within the schools.

There are two major training thrusts in the school psychology program.

  1. The program provides you with a knowledge base about schools, instructional methods, research methods, learning and developmental issues.
  2. You will learn application skills in the area of cognitive and achievement assessment, as well as interviewing. You will also develop your skills in teacher and parent consultations.

School Psychology, Ed.S.

The School Psychology Ed.S. program educates you in the major disciplines of education and psychology. You will be equipped to undertake and manage processes and problems related to the education and development of children within the schools.

There are two major training thrusts in the school psychology program.

  1. The program provides you with a knowledge base about schools, instructional methods, research methods, learning and developmental issues.
  2. You will learn application skills in the area of cognitive and achievement assessment, as well as interviewing. You will also develop your skills in teacher and parent consultations.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

minimum of 60 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Careers

The school psychology program at Georgia State University is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as demonstrating a commitment to diversity issues through the recruitment and retention of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, multicultural curricular emphasis, faculty members involved in multicultural research and outreach and participation in related research and training grants.

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You will be equipped to undertake and manage processes and problems related to the education and development of children within the schools.

Program Details

This program is an integrated component of the combined Master’s/Ed.S. program in School Psychology and is taken concurrently with the Ed.S. program. This program does not lead to certification in the state of Georgia. The Master of Education degree in School Psychology is prerequisite to the Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree with a major in School Psychology.

Program of Study

Specialist in Education in School Psychology

Professional Studies (9)
Required (9):

  • EPRS 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education I (3)
  • EPY 8220 Advanced Developmental Psychology: Personality and Socialization (3)
  • Any 7000-level or above EXC course with permission of advisor (3)

Teaching Field/Major (34)
Required (31):

  • CPS 6150 Ethical and Legal Standards in Counseling and Psychological Services (2)
  • CPS 7340 Social/Cultural Issues in Counseling and Psychological Services (2)
  • CPS 8540 Child/Adolescent Psychopathology (3)
  • CPS 8570 Psychological Consultation in the Schools II (3)
  • CPS 8662 Applied Practice II: Consultation and Intervention Practice in School Psychology (3)
  • CPS 8665 Intervention Strategies for Students with Learning Problems (3)
  • CPS 8680 Internship in School Psychology (12)
  • CPS 8760 Topical Seminar in School Psychology (3)

Choose One Course (3):

  • CPS 6450 Group Counseling (3)
  • CPS 8400 Introduction to Play Therapy (3)
  • CPS 8431 Counseling Skills and Strategies for School Aged Children (3)

Program total: minimum of 43 semester hours

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the School Psychology Ed.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Writing Sample (cannot be goals statement; upload with the application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
  • Must hold master’s degree in School Psychology
  • Official Transcript: minimum 3.25 graduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores:
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

    If you do not already meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

    • GACE Program Admission Assessment
      • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
      • View exemption score details.

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

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Description

Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Catherine Perkins, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
cperkins10@gsu.edu

Counseling and Psychological Services
cpsadmissions@gsu.edu
404-413-8200

Mailing Address & Office Location
Counseling and Psychological Services
9th Floor, Room 950
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA

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