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School psychology: student resources

School psychology student handbook

This handbook provides key information on the School Psychology Program, degree requirements, and program resources. This handbook is updated annually. Students within the program are held to the requirements set forth in the Handbook under which they started the program, as well as the policies and requirements specified in the Education Psychology Student Handbook.

Advising philosophy

Each student is assigned an advisor upon admission to the program based on their track and, in the case of PhD students, identified interests relative to faculty fit and availability. All PhD students are advised by one of the tenure-track core school psychology faculty which allows students to benefit from professors’ research expertise as students design, conduct, and disseminate research. An advisor is the primary contact between the students and the program. The advisor, the DGS, and the DGS Administrative Assistant monitor student progress toward degree completion.

Review the Advising section of the School Psychology Handbook.


School Psychology Student Association

The School Psychology Student Association (SPSA) is a formal student group that was organized during the 1992-93 school year to promote student involvement in the program and in the field of school psychology. The group emphasizes professional development in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. SPSA has a social committee which organizes and sponsors social events for faculty and students each semester. All students in the program are invited to join SPSA.

View the University of Minnesota's School Psychology Diversity Statement.

Educational Psychology Equity, Diversity, and Anti-Racism Student Site

Find out how you can get involved in department efforts, learn where you can go for help if you're experiencing bias or racism, and get resources on anti-racism.