School Psychology—EdS, PhD

The Educational Specialist in School Psychology provides training for a professional career as a certified or licensed school psychologist. Training is based on a philosophy that promotes the balanced development of the mental, physical, social and spiritual nature of individuals. Typical responsibilities are assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and intervention services to preschool and school-age children with educational, emotional and behavioral problems. This program also provides field, practicum and internship experience.

The PhD in School Psychology builds on the NASP approved EdS in School Psychology. This degree extends the school psychologist’s skills in the area of supervision or more in-depth understanding of school psychological practice, and research methodology. Since the EdS School Psychology degree is part of the PhD School Psychology, students entering must have either graduated with the EdS, or be concurrently enrolled. 

PROGRAM LENGTH

  • The EdS is a 65-credit program which typically be completed by fulltime students in three years.
  • The PhD is an additional 48+ credits beyond the EdS and adds 2 years of coursework with additional time for completion of the doctoral dissertation.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The EdS and PhD in School Psychology programs only admit new students for Fall semester. Exceptions to this can be discussed with the program’s coordinator.

Prospective students must submit their applications by July 30 for the year they wish to begin.

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • The EdS degree is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
  • Based on a Christian worldview and philosophy of learning and teaching.
  • Small classes provide a favorable student teacher ratio and easy teacher accessibility.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors or master’s degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) in psychology, education or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum admission GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • 20 course credits in psychology at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Three Recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
  • Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
  • GRE General test from exam taken within five years. 
  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
  • Writing Sample required for PhD application
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.

For more information please visit the Admissions page.

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ENROLLMENT & ADMISSION

Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
Email: graduate@andrews.edu

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

Phone: 269-471-3473
Email: gpc@andrews.edu