School Psychology Graduate Program


The North Carolina State University School Psychology Program is proud to announce the beginning of a master’s degree in school psychology (admitting students for the fall semester of 2017). Matriculated students will be licensed as public school psychologists in the State of North Carolina. The program requires 60 semester credit hours. The first two years of course work are conducted alongside PhD students admitted to the School Psychology Program described below. In addition, a summer practicum course is required for master’s students prior to beginning the second year of course work. In the third year, master’s students will complete a full-time 1200 hour internship in a public school district in North Carolina.

About the program:

The NC State University PhD School Psychology Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. It has been accredited since 1987 and the next site visit is in 2021.

Researchers in School Psychology apply broad-based knowledge and skills to enhance children’s functioning across multiple domains (i.e., academic achievement, development, and mental health functioning) inside and outside of schools. Education and training include strong preparation in the academic foundations of psychology; in the research skills essential to the contribution of new knowledge; and in the competent and ethical professional practice of assessment, intervention and consultation. We emphasize prevention through consultation and intervention with parents, teachers and other care-giving adults. Graduates are eligible for licensure as health service provider psychologists in North Carolina and other states, as well as for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential. Our graduates work as psychologists in public schools, diagnostic centers, and research and academic institutions.