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Educational Psychology
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

School Psychology
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-626-0367
Fax: 612-624-8241

Educational psychologyschool psychology track

The school psychology program is designed to prepare school psychologists who have a strong and broad-based knowledge of psychology, educational psychology, and child development, and are prepared to apply that knowledge to school settings. The school psychology program at the University of Minnesota is one of the oldest and most well established graduate programs in school psychology in the country. It is accredited by the American Psychological Association* (APA), and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

The University of Minnesota School Psychology Program is educating professional psychologists for diverse leadership roles in the educational arena: consultative roles, administrative roles, educative roles, and evaluative roles. The model of training is best described as scientist-practitioner because the following components are integral to both didactic coursework and field experiences: (a) the scientific foundation of psychology, and (b) the application of theory and research to address real-life problems of children and youth.



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The School Psychology program offers two degrees:

Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology (School Psychology track) integrates didactic and experiential components of training and applied research. Students develop specific competencies through a broad range of applied experiences, including field placements, practical assignments, and a full-year internship.

Our Ph.D. program in school psychology has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).  The School Psychology program’s student admissions, outcomes, and other data are available to assist you in making an informed decision about entering the program.

M.A./Specialist certificate

The M.A. Specialist Certificate in Educational Psychology (School Psychology track) is for students who wish to become practitioners in the field of School Psychology and meets the Minnesota certification requirements for school psychologists.


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**Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission of Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email:


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