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MS State’s Online Educational Specialist in Education with a School Psychology Concentration program is designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills required to effectively identify, prevent, and address students’ academic, behavioral, and psychosocial problems.

Program Highlights:

Comprehensive Curriculum:

Our program offers comprehensive training encompassing assessment techniques, consultation methodologies, academic interventions, behavior assessment strategies, system-wide and individualized positive behavior interventions, applied behavior analysis, and single-case research methodology.

Licensure Opportunity:

As you move through the Ed.S. program with a concentration in School Psychology, you will fulfill the requisites for the M.S. degree in Psychometry and acquire an AA license in Psychometry accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition per credit hour $558.50
Instructional Support Fee per credit hour $25.00

Tuition and fees listed are subject to change and do not include all possible charges. Additional fees may apply. Please refer to the master class schedule for individual course charges.

Flexible Online Learning:

Experience the flexibility of online learning with our 100% online coursework. Complete your studies from anywhere while balancing other commitments.

Hands-on Internship Experience:

Engage in a 1200-hour internship within a P-12 school setting tailored to your preferred geographical location. Gain invaluable real-world experience to complement your theoretical knowledge.

Efficient Timeframe:

Achieve your academic milestones efficiently. Earn your master’s degree in Psychometry while progressing towards the completion of the Ed.S. in School Psychology within a four-year timeframe.

Application Deadlines:

Secure your spot for by applying before the January 15 deadline for the fall semester.

Potential Career Prospects:

Graduates of our program are poised for various rewarding careers in behavioral science, including roles as researchers, school psychologists, and esteemed faculty members specializing in training programs dedicated to the behavioral science of school psychology.

Ideal Candidates:

This program is crafted for students with an interest in pursuing professional careers within educational settings and related systems of care. Ideal candidates are passionate about supporting the behavioral/mental health and educational success of children and youth.


What are some potential careers?


Program Structure

Students should have the following undergraduate courses before entering the program:

  1. Psychological basis of behavior (e.g., Introductory Psychology)
  2. Developmental psychology (e.g., Child Development)
  3. Education, learning, or cognition (e.g., Theories of Learning)

Those who have not met prerequisite course requirements may enroll in the program and take these undergraduate courses as they progress through the degree program.

A minimum of 82 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree is necessary to earn an educational specialist degree from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Students accepted into the Ed.S. program in School Psychology should either hold a master’s degree in Psychometry or earn a Master’s degree in Psychometry en route to the completion of the Ed.S. degree

Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology with MS degree in Psychometry

MS degree in Psychometry 43 hours
Ed.S. School Psychology Concentration 39 hours
Total 82 hours

School Psychology Concentration

Course Number Course Title Hours
EPY 7000 Directed Individual Study in Educational Psychology 3
EPY 8763 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis 3
EPY 8690 Supervised Experiences in School Psychology 3
EPY 8790 Supervised Experiences in School Psychology II 6
EPY 8780 Internship in School Psychology 12
EPY 9443 Single Subject Research Designs in Education 3
EPY 8133 Crisis Prevention and Intervention in Schools and Related Settings 3
COE 8073 Cultural Foundations in Counseling 3
EPY 8123 Assessment of Infants, Toddlers, and Special Populations 3
EPY 8890 Supervised Experiences in School Psychology III 3
EPY 9723 Seminar in Contemporary School Psychology 3
  Total Hours 39

The Ed.S. School Psychology students must complete a 1200-hour internship in the P-12 school setting and pass three examinations:

  • PRAXIS II in School Psychology (i.e., students must obtain a passing score as outlined by the National Association of School Psychologists)
  • Master’s written comprehensive exam
  • Master’s oral comprehensive exam

Admissions Process

Domestic/International Classified Admissions

  1. Submit online application. You will select Master of Science in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in School Psychometry as your major and Online Education as your campus
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Three letters of recommendation
    • You will be asked to submit three names and three email addresses of individuals you are using as references. Once you click submit, these individuals will be sent an email from MSU, which will provide a link to an online form for completing their recommendations.
  4. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students.
  5. One official transcript showing a bachelor’s degree or progress toward a degree. (For international students, please submit a copy in your native language along with translated copies, if appropriate.)
  6. One official transcript showing ALL work after a bachelor’s degree. (For international students, please submit a copy in your native language along with translated copies, if appropriate.)
    • Electronic transcripts should be sent to: Mississippi State University, Graduate School. Only one copy of an electronic transcript is required.
    • Paper Transcripts Address (USPS):
      Mississippi State University
      The Office of the Graduate School
      P.O. Box G
      Mississippi State, MS 39762
    • Physical Street Address (for DHL, Fed Ex, UPS, DHS, etc.):
      Mississippi State University
      The Office of the Graduate School
      175 President Circle
      116 Allen Hall
      Mississippi State, MS 39762
  7. Payment of $60 non-refundable application processing fee for domestic students. Payment of $80 non-refundable application processing fee for international students.
  8. Once admitted, you will receive an email with complete instructions on registering for classes and contacting your advisor.

Academic Advising

After gaining admission to the university, you must contact your assigned advisor to determine the courses most appropriate to take. Before the upcoming semester, your advisor will send an email to your MSU email account, making course recommendations based on your program of study.

Mississippi State University uses email as its official means of communication with all MSU students. Please check your MSU email account ( daily. Information on setting up your MSU email can be found at the link for student services.

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Dr. Kayla Bates-Brantley

School Psychology

  • Program Coordinator of School Psychology

Contact Information

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Samantha Clardy

Enrollment & Onboarding Coach

  • General Program Questions
  • Assistance with Admissions Process & Requirements
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Anusha Rijal

Retention & Engagement Coach

  • Current Student Inquires
  • Academic & Support Services Assistance
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Dr. Daniel Gadke

Counseling, Educational Psychology & Foundations

  • Department Head
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Dr. Kayla Bates-Brantley

School Psychology

  • Program Coordinator of School Psychology