Master of Arts
The purpose of the 69-hour master’s degree program in school psychology is to prepare school psychologists for those schools and agencies that provide treatment and educational programs in a society that is linguistically, socioeconomically and socioculturally pluralistic. The thrust of the program will be for students to develop and acquire the knowledge necessary to conduct applied and basic research, psychological and educational assessment for intervention, cognitive-behavioral-psychodynamic psychotherapy and interdisciplinary consultation with teachers, administrators, parents and community agencies. Additional credit hours are required to be eligible for state licensure.
School psychologists will be educated to be consultants to other professionals such as counselors, teachers and administrators; to provide psychological and educational diagnosis and assessment; to provide direct psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral intervention; and to provide research and evaluation services to school districts and agencies.
The University of Texas-Pan American is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters', and doctorate degrees.
International Student Requirements:
Test of English as Foreign language (TOEFL) - A minimum score of 500 (173 for computer based test) is required for all international students from countries whose native language is not English. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Texas-Pan American from the Testing Agency. Copies of TOEFL scores sent by the applicant are not acceptable.
Additional University Admission Requirements, required supporting materials and application procedure are indicated in the Application form.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 69
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $393.79 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 4968 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 11340 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999