36 months
783 USD/credit 15660 USD/year
783 USD/credit 15660 USD/year
498 USD/credit 9960 USD/year
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The mission of the 60-hour NASP-approved School Psychology Specialist in Education Program at the University of Central Arkansas is to prepare entry-level school psychology specialists to apply scientifically-based psychological and educational principles and practices in all dimensions of their professional work. 


Key Features

Graduates of the School Psychology Specialist program at the University of Central Arkansas are expected to be reflective and competent professionals committed to the increased understanding of human behavior, continuing professional development, best practices in school psychology, cultural respect and diversity, and ethical standards of professional practice as articulated by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Housed within the Department of Psychology and Counseling in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the Specialist in Education program emphasizes the professional identity of school psychology specialists within the broader field of psychology, a breadth and depth of professional training that prepares candidates to competently perform a variety of school psychology functions, and an education that values and respects cultural diversity among candidates, faculty, and service recipients.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional School Psychology
  • Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling
  • Advanced Psychological Statistics
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Design
  • Psycho-Educational Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Materials should be submitted the UCA Graduate school via this site: Graduate School
  • A UCA Graduate Application (Graduate School Admissions)
  • Official transcripts of all completed college coursework to the Graduate School Office
  • Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores on the General Test to the Graduate School Office Use UCA’s school code: 6012 – If you already have a graduate degree, you are not required to submit GRE scores.
  • School Psychology Program application by completing the online application form
  • Three letters of recommendation from former college professors or individuals otherwise qualified to comment on the applicant’s professional and academic potential
  • Essay: Statement of Career Path and Aspirations – a 500-word essay focusing on your career aspirations as a school psychology specialist and research interests. 
  • Current resume or vita

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 783 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    15660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 783 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    9960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 498 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Conway

878 - 1274 USD /month
Living costs

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


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