School Psychology

Graduate Programs

School Psychology

School Psychology Degree Options

Master of Science in Education

Education Specialist


Who Should Enroll

This program is for individuals who want to become outstanding licensed school psychologists providing the following services in schools or mental health settings:

  • Academic, behavioral, and mental health interventions
  • Consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, and other professionals
  • Assessment of individual student and school- wide challenges
  • Culturally competent school-based practices
  •  Research and Program evaluation

Key Features

  • The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Graduates are eligible for certification in many states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for listing in the National School Psychology Certification System.
  • All courses are held in the evenings on the River Falls campus or in the UWRF Hudson Center in Hudson, WI.
  • Students complete three years of coursework and practicum field work, followed by a 1,200-hour internship (commonly when employed as a school psychologist).

Admission Process

Applications received on or before January 15 will be considered for program entrance the following fall semester. To be considered for admission, applicants must have a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA (with 3.0 GPA or higher preferred) and submit the following materials:

  • A resumé;
  • A completed UWRF online application for graduate study and payment of the application fee;
  • Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools attended (submitted by the institution);
  • A written letter of interest, a completed conduct and competency review and three letters of recommendation, using format provided on the CSP web site.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required but will be considered if official results are submitted.

For More Information

Scott Woitaszewski, Program Coordinator
Department of Counseling and School Psychology
(715) 425-3889

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