School Psychology
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Welcome to the Pittsburg State University School Psychology program! 

If you are considering becoming a school psychologist, you have made a fantastic decision for your career! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for psychologists is expected to increase 12% over the next decade. School Psychologists also enjoy an average salary of $77,560! Pittsburg State University offers a 3-year specialist in education (Ed.S.) program to prepare future school psychologists to work providing support to school-aged children. Typically, students’ first year is spent in the Master of Science program, where they complete their master's degree. During the second year, students work to complete a specialist's degree in education (Ed.S.). Students typically spend their third year in schools as a School Psychologist Intern.   

Our program will prepare you to apply for your School Psychologist license through the Kansas Department of Education and enable you to apply for your national certification through the National Association of School Psychologists. Students come to the School Psychology program from many backgrounds including students who recently graduated with their bachelor's degree and full-time professionals needing to coordinate their class schedule around their work schedule. Also, our program has a 100% pass rate on the national school psychologist exam as well as 100% placement rate of graduates finding employment as a school psychologist. We accept applications for students interested in starting in the fall, spring, or summer. Application deadlines are March 1 for summer or fall admission and October 1 for spring admission. Links for both university and department applications can be found below.

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About Psychology and Counseling Department

The Department of Psychology and Counseling has placed its graduates in schools, businesses, agencies and hospitals throughout the region, as well as provided teachers for two and four year colleges. The department enjoys a strong relationship with area mental health agencies, with many private and governmental establishments acting as training sites for students, and using department faculty and advanced graduate students as consultants. PSU is the only school within a 100 mile radius that provides graduate training in counseling, psychology and school psychology. Additionally, no other university in Kansas has an integrated psychology and counseling department, allowing the department to offer comprehensive, in-depth programs in each area and providing students with the opportunity to experience the best in both disciplines.

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