School Psychology

Applications have closed for the 2023 cohort.  We will be accepting applications for the Education Specialist in School Psychology program in the Spring of 2024 for the 2024 cohort.  You will find this program attractive because:

  • Courses will be delivered in a hybrid-flexible mode with some face-to-face requirements on weekends and during the summer semester.
  • 20,000+ jobs exist nationwide.
  • The program holds the NASP accreditation.
  • Tuition is affordable (in-state tuition for all students)
  • The only program in North Dakota
  • The coursework will prepare you to sit for the NCSP and/or ESPB credential.

Advantages of MSU's School Psychology Program

Contact Dr. Penny Craven, program director, at 701-858-3910 to find out how you can become a student.

The Education Specialist in School Psychology prepares students for certification as a School Psychologist (Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology). Graduate students participate in a rigorous three-year program. The program emphasizes hands-on experience culminating in a one year, 1200-hour internship.

The program provides students with the theoretical and practical skills to be an effective school psychologist. The curriculum stresses assessment skills, intervention techniques, and consultative strategies through numerous practicum opportunities. The program trains practitioners who are culturally competent service providers.

The school psychology program at Minot State University is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.