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Application Deadlines

Application for fall 2018 is now open

Applications are due Jan 15.

Students are admitted each year beginning fall semester.

NASP Approved

The BYU-School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists until 2019

EdS School Psychology

Ranked #1

Our School Psychology program is ranked the number one specialist-level school psychology program for scholarly productivity. This ranking is based on findings from a study that examined scholarly works published between 2002 and 2011 by 136 specialist-level only programs. The top 25 productive faculty members include McKay School professors Timothy Smith, Ellie Young, and Melissa Heath. Click here to read the study on pages 54–71.
Brigham Young University's School Psychology program prepares graduates to work in K-12 schools, actively solving problems and creating safe, supportive learning environments for children.
Collaborating with students, teachers, and parents; designing, implementing, and monitoring interventions; and promoting prevention activities—these opportunities make school psychology an invigorating and rewarding profession.

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Seminars & Research

Professor Finds a Way to Improve School Community and Collegiality

Workplace research has shown that productivity and improved outcomes are related to employees’ positivity and job satisfaction, so BYU professor Paul Caldarella decided to apply this principle to education.

Student Spotlight

Minority Scholarship Helps Student Pursue Her Dream of Helping the One

It may seem impossible to have one-on-one teacher-student interactions in a classroom of 50, but when Eliza Cortes saw a teacher with the ability to do this she felt inspired to do the same. Her desire to influence individuals inspired her to enter the McKay School’s Counseling Psychology Program.