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School Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #39 (WUR) , TX,
The Department of Educational Psychology has multiple areas of graduate study. These include Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education; School Psychology; Human Development, Culture and Learning Science; and Quantitative Methods. 

About

The School Psychology program at UT Austin is the first APA accredited School Psychology program in the nation. Our program uses the scientist-practitioner model to prepare students in understanding and enhancing the development of children and adolescents in context. 

The program offers both Doctoral (Ph.D.) as well as Master's degrees (Specialist in School Psychology, MA/SSP). Education and training includes strong preparation in the academic foundations of psychology. Students prepare in the research skills essential to the contribution of new knowledge, and in the competent and ethical professional practice of assessment, intervention, and consultation. 

Our graduates are employed in colleges and universities, school systems, mental health and child guidance centers, medical centers, and independent clinical practice. The program has a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective and is acknowledged as an exemplary model of training in school psychology.    

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental Statistics
  • Statistical Analysis for Experimental Data
  • Research Design & Methods for Psych and Education 
  • Psychology of Learning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    68 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1860 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1860 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1860 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1860 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    1232 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1232 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 USD/month
    Living Costs

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