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Collaboratively work with families and other educators to gather and analyze student data and then develop interventions and instructional strategies to positively impact student and school outcomes.

EdS in School Psychology

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Year 1

Spring (8 credits)

Year 2

Fall (12 credits)

Winter (9 credits)

Spring (4 credits)

Year 3

Fall (2 credits)

Winter (2 credits)

Spring (2 credits)

All students are required to take one elective course in the program.
Detailed Course List


Program Overview

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. Learn More

Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) through 2026.

Video Overview of Program

Faculty Information


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • GRE scores (no more than 5 years old)
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

Additional Details

If you have any questions, please contact our School Psychology Program director:

Terisa Gabrielsen
(801) 422-5055

How to Apply

Applications will open September 15 and close December 15. Students are only admitted to begin the program each fall semester. The application process includes these steps.

  1. Complete the online graduate studies application.
  2. Provide the names and email addresses of three recommenders.
  3. Send a statement of intent to the CPSE department.
  4. Include one unofficial transcript from each institution previously attended.
  5. Also include your GRE general portion test scores: Analytic Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning.

Application Details
Admissions Overview
Information Sessions

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 70 hours of approved course work including practica, internship, and thesis
  • Practicum field experience under the supervision of a licensed school psychologist
  • School Psychology PRAXIS exam
  • 1,200-hour internship in a school setting
  • Cumulative portfolio demonstrating competencies across masked domains of practice
  • Complete publishable-manuscript thesis project

Learn more from the EdS School of Psychology Handbook

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