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What will I learn?

This Master of Arts program has a special emphasis on applied research with three central components: functional assessment, consultation and intervention. School psychologists are professionals trained in the concepts and techniques of both psychology and behavior analysis; work with children in the areas of assessment and treatment of emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities; act as consultants to teachers, parents and school administrators; and may be employed in a variety of settings, including schools, day care centers, hospitals, mental health clinics and child guidance centers.


COU 522 - Family Counseling Credit(s): 3
COU 535 - Multicultural Counseling Credit(s): 3
EPS 501 - Ethics in School Psychology Credit(s): 3
EPS 502 - Applied Behavior Analysis Credit(s): 3
EPS 544 - Psychoeducational Assessment Credit(s): 3
EPS 545 - Individual Intelligence Testing Credit(s): 3
EPS 550 - Research Methods Credit(s): 3
EPS 555 - Practicum In Diagnostic Evaluation Credit(s): 3 (section 020)
EPS 560 - Learning and Cognitive Development Credit(s): 3
EPS 561 - Social Basis of Behavior and Personality Credit(s): 3
EPS 563 - Individual Case Consultation Credit(s): 3
EPS 565 - School Psychology Credit(s): 3
EPS 580 - Educational Psychology Credit(s): 3
EPS 585 - Advanced Human Growth and Development Credit(s): 3
EPS 589 - Thesis Research Credit(s): 3
EPS 590 - Thesis Writing Credit(s): 3-9
EPS 595 - Internship School/Psychology Credit(s): 3 (two semesters - six hours)
SPE 562 - Instructional Strategies for Exceptional Learners Credit(s): 3
SPE 567 - Trends in Educating Exceptional Children Credit(s): 3

Which department am I in?

James I. Perkins College of Education

Study options

Full Time (63 hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,562.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


James I. Perkins College of Education

1936 North Street,



75965, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for a master’s degree program at SFA, you must meet one of the following requirements: Be in your final year of undergraduate work; Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Generally, all applicants must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a 2.8 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

For international students

Meet the minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or 3.0 during the last two years of enrollment OR cumulative graduate-level GPA of 3.25

You must score at least a 79 on the TOEFL, 6.5 on the IELTS, or 53 on the PTE.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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