• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

The full-time Psychology program from Grand Valley State University spans 3 years, and includes extensive coursework and practicum experiences. Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for licensure as a school psychologist. Every student is automatically admitted to the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) certificate program.

Program Overview

The program requires a minimum of 66 credit hours including an internship. Students complete coursework and 600 practicum hours in school and clinical settings during the first two years of the program followed by a 1200 hour internship in a school setting during the third year.

Why Study School Psychology At Grand Valley?

  • The program was developed based on the current guidelines outlined by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
  • All required coursework is provided to pursue certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
  • The program offers the K-12 School Psychologist Certification.
  • The program is connected to state projects, field experiences, and national standards in which students participate through high-quality and meaningful experiences.

Career Options

School psychologists work directly with students, as well as teachers, administrators, parents and other professionals to impact school buildings, classrooms and student outcomes. There are many career opportunities for school psychologists, and The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster than average job growth in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to School Psychology 
  • Tests and Measurements 
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Educational Assessment 
  • Assessment Practicum 
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Intellectual Assessment 
  • Clinical Practicum 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • International Application
  • $30 Application Fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Verification of Financial Support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    677 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 677 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    677 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 677 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Allendale

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the foundation we use to determine your eligibility for federal, state and institutional programs. The (FAFSA) is an application that collects household and financial information for the student and the student's parents/family. You will need an FSA ID to submit the FAFSA.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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