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School Psychology Degrees and Programs

School psychology is a branch of psychology that uses clinical and educational psychology principles and practices to diagnose and treat children and adolescents dealing with behavioral problems, mental disorders and learning disabilities. As in any other branch of psychology, school psychologists must have a graduate degree in psychology. Graduate level school psychology programs focus on child and adolescent psychopathology, general psychology, child development, early childhood education, learning theories, parenting practices, and personality theories. School psychologists conduct psychoeducational and psychological assessments, counsel children and parents on a regular basis, and are trained to carry out the legal, administrative and ethical codes of their profession. In a nutshell, school psychologists collaborate with students, parents, teachers, and educators in an ongoing effort to promote an emotionally safe and healthy learning environment that children need in order to thrive.

While the majority of school psychologists work in elementary and secondary schools, many work in other areas including hospitals, government agencies, private health clinics and major colleges and universities. Some of the more adventurous and business minded school psychology professionals go into private practice or work as independant consultants, especially those with a doctoral degree in psychology.

In most states, the minimum level of education required to become a licensed, practicing school psychologist is 2 to 3 years of graduate school. However, each state has its own requirements so you'll want to check with your states board of psychology examiners or health care regulating agency to find out specifically what your state requires. Many states now require that students complete a school psychology internship (like a residency program) before they can receive their license to practice, so make sure to find out what the licensing requirements are in your state before you enroll in school psychology graduate program.

Below you'll find an editor compiled list of colleges and universities that provide accredited graduate and undergraduate degree programs in school psychology.

Alabama A & M University
Normal, AL
Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL
Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL
Troy University
Troy, AL
University of North Alabama
Florence, AL
Argosy University
Phoenix, AZ
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Arkansas State University
State University, AR
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Alliant international University
San Diego, CA
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
Brandman University
Orange, CA
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
California State University-Chico
Chico, CA
California State University-Fresno
Fresno, CA
California State University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA
California State University-Stanislaus
Turlock, CA
Chapman University
Orange, CA
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA
Holy Names University
Oakland, CA
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
La Sierra University
Riverside, CA
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
Mount Saint Mary's College
Los Angeles, CA
National University
La Jolla, CA
Phillips Graduate Institute
Encino, CA
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Adams State College
Alamosa, CO
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Denver Seminary
Littleton, CO
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
University of Colorado-Denver
Denver, CO
University of Denver
Denver, CO
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO
University of Phoenix
Colorado Springs, CO / Lone Tree, CO
Western State College of Colorado
Gunnison, CO
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Wilmington University
New Castle, DE
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC
Howard University
Washington, DC
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
Trinity Washington University
Washington, DC
University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Barry University
Miami, FL
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL
Florida International University
Miami, FL
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida-Polytechnic
Lakeland, FL
Albany State University
Albany, GA
Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, GA
Columbus State University
Columbus, GA
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Mercer University
Macon, GA
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, HI
Boise State University
Boise, ID
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID
Northwest Nazarene University
Nampa, ID
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
Bradley University
Peoria, IL
Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
Concordia University-Chicago
River Forest, IL
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
Governors State University
University Park, IL
Greenville College
Greenville, IL
Illinois State University
Normal, IL
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
Midwestern University
Downers Grove, IL
National-Louis University
Chicago, IL
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL
Quincy University
Quincy, IL
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, IL
University of Illinois-Springfield
Springfield, IL
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
Ball State University
Muncie, IN
Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, IN
Purdue University-Calumet
Hammond, IN
Saint Joseph's College
Rensselaer, IN
University of Saint Francis
Fort Wayne, IN
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, KS
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Wichita State University-College of Education
Wichita, KS
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY
Murray State University
Murray, KY
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY
Union College
Barbourville, KY
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, KY
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Shreveport, LA
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
The University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, LA
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Husson University
Bangor, ME
University of Maine
Orono, ME
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
Bowie State University
Bowie, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD
Towson University
Towson, MD
American International College
Springfield, MA
Assumption College
Worcester, MA
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA
Cambridge College
Cambridge, MA
Fitchburg State College
Fitchburg, MA
Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Boston, MA
Salem State College
Salem, MA
Springfield College
Springfield, MA
Suffolk University
Boston, MA
Tufts University
Medford, MA
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, MA
Worcester State College
Worcester, MA
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI
Oakland University
Rochester, MI
Siena Heights University
Adrian, MI
Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor, MI
University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Mankato, MN
Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Moorhead, MN
St. Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, MN
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Walden University
Minneapolis, MN
Winona State University
Winona, MN
Delta State University
Cleveland, MS
Mississippi College
Clinton, MS
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS
The University of Mississippi
University, MI
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
William Carey University
Hattiesburg, MS
Columbia College
Columbia, MO
Evangel University
Springfield, MO
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
Webster University
Saint Louis, MO
Montana State University-Billings
Billings, MT
The University of Montana
Montana, MT
Chadron State College
Chadron, NE
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Kearney, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Omaha, NE
Wayne State College
Wayne, NE
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Keene State College
Keene, NH
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH
Rivier College
Nashua, NH
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ
Centenary College
Hackettstown, NJ
College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ
Kean University
Union, NJ
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
Saint Peter's College
Jersey City, NJ
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
College of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, NM
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
University of the Southwest
Hobbs, NM
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM
Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
Alfred University
Alfred, NY
Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
Columbia University
New York, NY
CUNY-Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY
CUNY-Hunter College
New York, NY
CUNY-Queens College
Flushing, NY
CUNY-The Graduate Center
New York, NY
Fordham University
Bronx, NY
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
Iona College
New Rochelle, NY
Long Island University - West Chester Campus
Purchase, NY
Manhattan College
Bronx, NY
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY
New York Institute of Technology
New York, NY / Old Westbury, NY
Niagara University
Niagara University, NY
Pace University
New York, NY
St. John's University
Queens, NY
SUNY at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
SUNY College at Oneonta
Oneonta, NY
SUNY College at Oswego
Oswego, NY
SUNY-Albany
Albany, NY
SUNY-Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY
SUNY-The College at Brockport
Brockport, NY
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
The College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY
The College of Saint Rose
Albany, NY
The Sage Colleges
Troy, NY
Touro College
New York, NY
University at Buffalo - SUNY
Buffalo, NY
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Yeshiva University
New York, NY
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Minot State University
Minot, ND
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
University of Mary
Bismarck, ND
John Carroll University
Cleveland, OH
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Malone University
Canton, OH
Ohio University
Athens, OH
The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
University of Akron
Akron, OH
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Walsh University
North Canton, OH
Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH
Northeastern State University
Tahlequah, OK
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Alva, OK
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
Southern Nazarene University
Bethany, OK
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, OK
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK
Concordia University-Portland
Portland, OR
George Fox University
Newberg, OR
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
Northwest Christian University
Eugene, OR
Portland State University
Portland, OR
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
Eastern University
Saint Davids, PA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA
Gannon University
Erie, PA
Geneva College
Beaver Falls, PA
Gwynedd-Mercy College
Gwynedd Valley, PA
Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA
Immaculata University
Immaculata, PA
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, PA
Messiah College
Grantham, PA
Millersville University
Millersville, PA
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA
Westminster College
New Wilmington, PA
Rhode Island College
Providence, RI
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
Francis Marion University
Florence, SC
The Citadel
Charleston, SC
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Bluffton, SC
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson, TN
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, TN
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX
Amberton University
Garland, TX
Austin College
Sherman, TX
Baylor University
Waco, TX
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, TX
Lubbock Christian University
Lubbock, TX
Our Lady of the Lake University
San Antonio, TX
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, TX
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX
Sul Ross State University
Alpine, TX
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX
Texas A & M International University
Laredo, TX
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX
Texas A&M University Commerce
Commerce, TX
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Southern University
Houston, TX
Texas State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, TX
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, TX
The University of Texas-Pan American
Edinburg, TX
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
University of Houston
Houston, TX
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Houston, TX
University of Houston-Victoria
Victoria, TX
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, TX
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
West Texas A & M University
Canyon, TX
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Goddard College
Plainfield, VT
The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Hampton University
Hampton, VA
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
Longwood University
Farmville, VA
Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, VA
Marymount University
Arlington, VA
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
Radford University
Radford, VA
Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
The College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA
City University of Seattle
Bellevue, WA
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
Saint Martin's University
Lacey, WA
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA
Seattle University
Seattle, WA
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA
Marshall University
Huntington, WV
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon, WI
Mount Mary College
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, WI
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
River Falls, WI
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Superior, WI
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
 
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