24 months
735 USD/credit 24990 USD/year
735 USD/credit 24990 USD/year
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The graduate program in School Psychology at Grand Valley State University offers extensive training in the assessment, prevention, and intervention of academic, social, and mental health problems that affect a wide range of youth in school settings.


The full-time School Psychology program at Grand Valley State University spans three 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 certificate program. The program requires a minimum of 68 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 1,200-hour internship in a school setting during the third year.

Why Study School Psychology at Grand Valley?

  • The program is connected to state projects, field experiences, and national standards in which students participate in meaningful, high-quality experiences.
  • There is a critical shortage at both the state and national level for school psychologists. School psychologist is listed on the "Best Social Services Jobs" report by U.S. News and World Report .
  • The program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
  • All required coursework is provided to pursue certification as a board certified behavior analyst.
  • The program offers the K-12 School Psychologist Certification.

Programme Structure


  • Applied Behavior Analysis II: Application to Behavior Change
  • Developmental Psychopathology 
  • Intellectual Assessment 
  • Assessment Practicum 
  • School-based Intervention and Consultation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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68 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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General requirements

  • Completed a bachelor's degree in psychology, special education, or a related field with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Students with a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field are eligible for admission; however they may have to enroll in prerequisite courses (beyond those listed as follows) prior to beginning the program. The number and topic of courses will vary depending on the individual's degree and background experiences.
  • Successfully completed undergraduate prerequisite courses (research methods, statistics, and child development)
  • Submitted a personal statement
  • Provided a professional curriculum vitae or resume
  • Submitted three letters of recommendation
  • Recommended but not required: Submitted GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and writing).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 24 months.

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.


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