Laura Jarvis (Class of 2018) defending her Master's Culminating Experience
Master of Science in School Psychology
Dr. Diane Harris, Graduate Coordinator
This degree program leads to the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with authorization in School Psychology. Designed primarily for full-time SF State students, an M.S. is earned after successful completion of the fourth semester and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with an authorization in School Psychology is awarded after successful completion of the sixth semester in the program.
Acceptance into the M.S. program is based upon evidence of psychological experience with children and families in institutions such as schools and service-oriented settings. Academic preparation is demonstrated by the capacity to make use of graduate-level academic work and professional training. These qualifications may be assessed by record of previous academic accomplishments in psychology or other related fields that emphasize an understanding of children and their families and include clinical work experience. Students entering the program should have completed courses in statistics and research, clinical, developmental, abnormal psychology, learning, personality, and cross-cultural psychology. It is required that applicants submit Graduate Record Examination scores, general test portion only. GRE scores can be up to five years old (maximum).
To find out more about the prerequisites, please check out our School Psychology Brochure!
The School Psychology 2017 Cohort at the MS Hooding Ceremony
|Master of Science in School Psychology Curriculum|
|PSY 721, 722||Clinical Methods||6|
|PSY 770||Research Methods and Techniques||3|
|PSY 728||Seminar to Accompany Psychology Practicum||6|
|PSY 729||Psychology Practicum||6|
|PSY 753, 754||Seminar in Theraputic and Developmental Change||6|
|PSY 829||School Psychology Practicum||6|
|PSY 855||Seminar in Professional School Psychology||3|
|COUN 719||Behavior Management||3|
|COUN 827||The Consultation Process||3|
|SPED 772||Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction of Mild/Moderate Disabilities||3|
|SPED 788||Law, Ethics, and Instrctional Planning||3|
|SPED 801||Diversity in Special Education: Family Systems, Resources and Culture||3|
|SPED 803||Communication, Diversity and Exceptionality||3|
|PSY 896||Directed Reeading and Comprehension||3|
|PSY 898||Master's Thesis and Oral Defense|
|Minimum Total Units||57|