Nova Southeastern University

College of Psychology

School Psychology, Psy.S.


3632 Queen Palm Drive

Tampa, FL 33619

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

School Psychology, Psy.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The school psychology program prepares graduate students to work as professional practitioners to help children and youth succeed academically, socially and behaviorally. Our program was developed in response to the state and national critical shortage of school psychologist and the increased public attention being paid to the important role that school psychologist play in addressing daunting challenges such as school violence, academic achievement of diverse students, etc.

The School Psychology Program consists of 79 credit hours that typically span over three years of coursework (including practica) and a full-time, one year internship. The curriculum is designed to meet the current educational requirements for the Florida DOE certification specialization in school psychology (Rule 6A-04311) and for licensure in school psychology under Chapter 490, Florida Statues. Students benefit from the expertise of full-time faculty whose primary interests are in the field of school psychology, 30 other full-time faculty members that include nationally renowned professionals, and several core part-time and adjunct faculty that work as practitioners or administrators in the schools. Students also enjoy the benefits of a diverse student body, hands on training and research opportunities in a variety of areas. 


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501). The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the Florida Department of Education (DOE). In addition, the specia

Eligibility Requirements:

Requirements to apply include a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from a regionally accredited bachelor's degree; GRE score of 300 or higher (verbal and quantitative); at least 18 semester credit hours of psychology coursework; and 3 semester credit hours in statistics.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 79

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $860 per credit USD

In State Tuition (per year): $860 per credit USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $860 per credit USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

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