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Pursue a rewarding career and help children - become a school psychologist!

School psychologists work in a range of settings, from schools to universities to clinics, to create safe and supportive environments that help students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. School psychologists provide a range of services, including:

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  • Assessment
  • Academic intervention
  • Social, emotional, and behavioral interventions
  • Preventative supports that enhance the likelihood of success for all students
  • Consultation with teachers, parents, administrators, and other personnel who support children
  • Evaluate programs implemented at school, district, and state levels
  • Conduct and review research

School psychology is a rewarding and growing field! For more information on school psychology as a career, visit the website of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). 

Our School Psychology Doctoral Program

Nationally accredited doctoral training program

The School Psychology Doctoral Program is accredited by NASP and offers a PsyD degree in School Psychology. MSU's program prepares graduates to obtain national and state certification and to work as school psychologists in school systems. Our graduates are also employed in clinical settings and as university faculty. 

Focus on the NASP 10 Domains of Practice

The School Psychology Doctoral Program is a five-year program that includes four years of research and coursework and concludes in a one-year internship. The program is designed to develop students' skills within NASP's 10 Domains of Practice, which include data-based decision making, interventions and instructional supports for academic and mental health, consulting and collaborating with school staff and families, research and evaluation, and a variety of additional areas.

Faculty focused on student development

The School Psychology Doctoral Program faculty each have distinct areas of expertise, including preventative and responsive behavioral supports, academic intervention, supporting diverse students, and supporting student identified with significant emotional and behavioral concerns. Faculty not only focus on conducting research and maintaining their areas of expertise but also on helping students develop their skils to become excellent practitioners and researchers. Be sure to visit the faculty web pages to learn more about areas of interest and teaching! 

Visit the Prospective Students page for more information about Minnesota State University, Mankato