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Educational Specialist in School Psychology at KU 

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The fall 2022 School Psychology EdS application deadline has been extended to August 8.  Applications submitted earlier will receive priority and be reviewed for admission as they come in.  GRE scores are optional for Fall 2022 admissions. If/when a cohort is reached, subsequent applications not reviewed may be deferred for consideration for the summer or fall 2023 cycle.

The Educational Specialist in School Psychology at the University of Kansas prepares and qualifies students to function as a school psychologist in a school setting. It offers the unique opportunity to use your psychology background to make a positive impact on educational effectiveness and the lives of students in your community. Admission to the program does not require a Master's degree, and the required Bachelor's degree does not need to be in psychology.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Dual Programming - Upon completion of the program, graduates will have achieved both an Ed.S. degree in School Psychology and will also have satisfied the requirements for certification/licensure as a school psychologist.
  • Efficient Time-to-Degree - Complete the degree with only two years of full-time graduate study, followed by a nine-month paid internship.
  • Program Reputation - KU’s Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program in School Psychology is offered through the School of Education, which was recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. 
  • Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.
  • State-approved Program - The Ed.S. program in School Psychology is approved by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).
  • Professionally-recognized Program - The Ed.S. program in School Psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
  • 100% Placement Rates - Thanks to our renowned faculty and top-tier students, the School Psychology program places each and every student in both internships and full-time employment positions.
  • High job satisfaction - In 2015 U.S. News & World Report named school psychologist as the #1 ranked social services job and as the #17 ranked job overall.

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The school psychology Ed.S. program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license of certification in your home state or territory. Resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas can be found here.

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