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School Psychology

School Psychology Programs

The University of Memphis offers two degree programs in school psychology: the Master of Arts (MA) and Educational Specialist (EdS) program and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. Four core faculty contribute to these programs.

NOTE: To apply to any of the Psychology Department Graduate Programs, familiarize yourself with the material at: 
Important Information for Applying to Psychology Graduate programs.

Here is a breakdown of each program's key features.

 

Master of Arts/
Educational Specialist

Doctor of Philosophy

Years to Complete

3 years,
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Typically, 5 years (without prior graduate education), including 1 calendar year of internship

Credit Hours

60-66 hours

365体育足球即时比分97-100 hours

365体育足球即时比分Graduate Assistantships Awarded

Not typically awarded upon admission but, upon enrollment, most students secure graduate assistantships in the Department of Psychology or across campus. Most second-year students receive some funding.

Yes, in all cases while on campus. The graduate assistantship provides a stipend of $17,000 or $18,000 per year and a full tuition waiver for fall and spring semester courses.

Additional Support

365体育足球即时比分Liability insurance, conference registrations, and Tennessee Association of School Psychologists membership fees are paid.

Liability insurance, conference registration, and Tennessee Association of School Psychologists membership, and practicum hour tracking fees are paid. Travel to present research at national conferences is reimbursed. Support is provided for travel to internship site interviews.

365体育足球即时比分Practicum Placements

Yes. Two practicum experiences are completed under supervision by licensed school psychologists in school and community settings.

Yes. Four practicum experiences are completed under supervision by certified psychologists in school, clinic, community mental health, and hospital settings.

Internship

365体育足球即时比分Yes. One school year, minimum 1,200 hours in length. All are paid and typically located in West Tennessee school districts and surrounding counties and states.

Yes365体育足球即时比分. They are 1 year and 2,000 hours in length. All are paid and located across the United States.

Thesis and Dissertation

No

365体育足球即时比分Yes. Both a research-based thesis and a research-based dissertation are program milestones.

365体育足球即时比分Eligible for Tennessee Department of Education Licensure as a School Psychologist

Yes

Yes

Eligible for Licensure as a Health Service Provider

365体育足球即时比分No, but can obtain certification as a Psychological Assistant to engage in supervised practice in non-school settings

Yes, as a Psychologist

Employment Opportunities

365体育足球即时比分Most graduates practice as school psychologists in public schools.

Graduates practice in schools, clinics, hospitals, and private practice settings and are professors in university settings.

365体育足球即时比分Approval and Accreditation

365体育足球即时比分Full approval by the National Association of School Psychologists

365体育足球即时比分Full accreditation by the American Psychological Association

365体育足球即时比分Program Director

Dr. Thomas Fagan

Dr. Beth Meisinger

Application Deadline

June 15

December 15