Master of Science in School Psychology/Specialist in Education with a major in School Psychology

The graduate program in school psychology at Fort Hays State University has a long history of preparing students for entry into the profession of school psychology. Upon completion of the program you will be eligible for licensure as a school psychologist in Kansas as well as other states.

The online psychology program is designed for those who are not able to attend classes on campus. With only two-3 day advanced workshops on campus required, students can complete the program from their location.  The Master's program is designed to be completed in four semesters, with the addition of two summer workshops. Upon completion of the Master's degree, students may apply to continue into the Education Specialist in School Psychology program.

There are excellent job opportunities in the field of school psychology at the present time.  

For more information of the field of school psychology, check out the Web site of the National Association of School Psychologists and the Kansas Association of School Psychologists.

M.S. School Psychology Program Requirements

PSY 685 Behavior Therapy 3 Credit Hours
PSY 810 Development Psychology 3 Credit Hours
PSY 820 Advanced Learning and Motivation 3 Credit Hours
PSY 830 Professional Ethics in Psych 3 Credit Hours
PSY 840 Appraisal of Children 4 Credit Hours
PSY 670 Curriculum- Based Measurement 1 Credit Hour
PSY 845 Experimental Methods 3 Credit Hours
PSY 850 Inferential Statistics 3 Credit Hours
PSY 880 Methods in School Psych 3 Credit Hours
PSY 881 Observation in School Psych 1 Credit Hour
Electives 3 Credit Hours
(Electives are selected from one of the recommended psychology graduate courses in the biological bases of behavior or child/therapy, or a graduate level course approved by the school psych program director. 3 Credit Hours



Ed.S. School Psychology Program Requirements

    SPED 801 Legal/Professional Issues in Special Education 3 Credit Hours
    SPED 802 Theories of Exceptionality 3 Credit Hours
    SPED 811 Characteristics of Early Childhood Special Education 3 Credit Hours
    AEP 800 Cultural Diversity 3 Credit Hours
    PSY 981 Psychological Consultation in Schools 3 Credit Hours
    PSY 984 Practicum in School Psychology 9 Credit Hours
    PSY 997 Portfolio 6 Credit Hours
    Electives 6 Credit Hours
    Electives are selected from one of the recommended graduate level courses approved by the school psychology program director.  

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS M.S. AND Ed. S.: 66 Credit Hours

Program Overview
Contact Information
Mrs. Jennifer Kitson
Director of School Psychology
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: (785) 628-4405
Web: Psychology

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