School Psychology- Master of Science, Specialist in Education
For information, contact:
Department of Educational Psychology
201 McGuffey, 513-529-6621
Professional Entry Program
This program leads to the specialist in education degree as well as to licensure as a professional school psychologist. A master’s degree is also earned during the course of study. Assessment, intervention and consultation training; school-based practicum experiences; and a full-time supervised nine- to 10-month internship are included in this three-year program. Your program of study must be approved by the department; minor substitutions can be approved. After you complete 31 hours in the foundation component and pass a comprehensive examination, you are awarded an M.S. degree and admitted to candidacy for the Ed.S. degree. After completing requirements for the professional practice component, which includes 43 hours of applied coursework (including an internship experience and research project), you receive an Ed.S. degree.
Admission to the school psychology specialist program requires:
- acceptance by the Graduate School,
- optional: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Those who choose to take and submit scores for the General test, please request that your scores be sent directly to Miami University.
- three letters of recommendation specifically addressing your interpersonal skills and potential for advanced graduate study, and
- an essay of 500-750 words addressing your reasons for pursuing a career in school psychology.
To apply for the Master of Science, Specialist in Education degree program, go to the Graduate School application portal found on the graduate school page via the link below http://miamiOH.edu/graduate-studies/admission/index.html. Complete the application, then upload the required program materials listed here. Once you are admitted, you will be required to mail an official transcript to the Graduate School at:
501 E. High Street
Room 102 Roudebush Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
The deadline for admission to the school psychology program is January 15. This is a competitive program that typically admits 10-12 students, per year.
|EDP 596||Behavioral Interventions: Theory, Principles, and Techniques||3|
|EDP 603||Theories of Human Learning||3|
|EDP 604||Role and Function of the School Psychologist||3|
|EDP 611||Psychoeducational Assessment and Interventions I||5|
|EDP 651||Educational Research||3|
|EDP 652||Educational Research Practicum||3|
|EDP 656||Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities||3|
|EDP 662||Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment||3|
|EDP 695||Supervised Public School Experience for School Psychology Students||2|
|EDP 667||Behavioral Statistics I||3|
|Professional Practice Component|
|EDP 556||Advanced Seminar in Evaluation with Evidence-Based Interventions||3|
|EDP 612||Psychoeducational Assessment and Interventions II||5|
|EDP 620||Research Project||3|
|EDP 650||Seminar in Special Education||3|
|EDP 654||Counseling Practicum||4|
|EDP 660||Practicum in School Psychology Practice||4|
|EDP 666||Educational Consultation, Collaboration, and Community Psychology||3|
|EDP 672||Helping Skills in Mental Health Intervention||3|
|EDP 795||Internship for Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology||6|
|EDP 796||Internship for Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology||6|
|Elective Requirement 1||3|
|Total Credit Hours||74|
A 3 credit hour course in the following departments will apply toward this elective requirement: PSY, EDP, EDL, FSW, SPA, TCE.