Psychology - Ed.S.

The Specialist in Education degree in Counseling and Psychology, with a concentration in Psychology, furthers the study of thought processes and behavior of humans in their interaction with their environment. Through the review and evaluation of the study of emotion, motivation, problem solving, use of language, group interaction, adjustments to the social and physical environment, and the normal and abnormal development of these processes, our students are immensely prepared to provide quality, professional mental health services.

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Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Counseling and Psychology Specialist in Education program should have had previous experience appropriate to the proposed area of specialization, and are required to have:

    1. Degree: a Master’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. GPA: at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
    3. Enough graduate training in psychology to do advanced graduate work in the chosen concentration
    4. Letters of Recommendation: Three acceptable letters of recommendation for graduate study from faculty members or other persons who have adequate knowledge of the applicant’s professional qualities or potential for success as a graduate student.
    5. Interviews: Successful interview with the faculty review committee with a focus on dispositional congruence, personal intent, and professional aspirations.
    6. GRE: While not required, an applicant may submit GRE General Test (GRE) scores for consideration to address their aptitude for graduate level academic work.

Satisfying minimal standards, however, does not guarantee your admission. Admission decisions are based on departmental review, using a combination of holistic factors, including an interview, letters of recommendation, academic history, and related work experience.

International students are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »

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Degree Details

Degree: Education Specialist
Major: Counseling and Psychology
Concentration: Psychology

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College of Graduate Studies
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