Master of Arts in School Psychology
LMU’s School of Education offers a cohorted School Psychology program. In three years, you will earn three advanced certifications:
- Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Psychology;
- Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in School Psychology; and
- California Pupil Personnel Services (P.P.S.) Credential in School Psychology.
Our rigorous program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). You will complete 63 graduate units and engage in 1,700 hours of supervised fieldwork, fulfilling the CCTC requirements for the P.P.S. credential. This authorizes you to serve as a school psychologist in K-12 California public schools. The addition of the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and Master’s degrees increase the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that you will acquire in the LMU program, and recognizes the depth of professional preparation you will receive.
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To apply to LMU's School Psychology program, complete the following steps:
Step 1: Check on Prerequisites
Prior to applying, be certain that you meet the program's prerequisite course requirements.
Step 2: Request and Complete an Application
If you meet the prerequisites, request materials and an application packet here. The application deadline is February 15 of each year for admission to the next year's cohort.
Step 3: Interview
Once your complete application has been reviewed by the School Psychology Admissions Committee, you may be selected to participate in a group interview. This group interview is typically held during the first week in March (Please note: This date has been revised to accommodate applicants from outside the greater Los Angeles area). Additional group interview dates may be scheduled if slots in the cohort remain available. The group interview is a mandatory step in the admissions process. (There are no individual interviews)
Step 4: Receive Notification
Candidates selected for admission will be notified by email in early April. Applicants who are placed on the waitlist will be notified by email mid-April.
Step 5: Complete Post-Admission Requirements
After entering the program, you will fulfill several post-admission requirements as you progress through the School Psychology Program.
Last updated November 3, 2015