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School Psychology

University of Central Arkansas

M.Sc.
36 months
Duration
704 USD/credit
704 USD/credit
477 USD/credit
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About

The mission of the School Psychology program of University of Central Arkansas is to prepare entry level school psychologists to apply scientifically-based psychological and educational principles and practices in all dimensions of their professional work.

Overview

Graduates of the School Psychology program of 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 psychologists 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.

Highlights of the program include:

  • 60-credit-hour program including 1,200 hour internship (3 years total)
  • Graduate Assistantship  positions available – apply through UCA Graduate School
  • Close working relationships with School Psychology faculty members
  • Opportunities for leadership in departmental graduate student association and as student representatives to Arkansas School Psychology Association and National Association of School Psychologists
  • Typically, 6-8 students admitted each year
  • Program, including classes, operates during daytime hours only

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.7
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate School application
  • Scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – general test
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • School Psychology Program Application
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Prerequisite coursework—12 semester hours of undergraduate psychology coursework including: General Psychology, Statistics
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check
  • On-campus interviews are generally required for program applicants.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    704 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 704 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    704 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 704 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    477 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 477 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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