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Master of Arts degree in School Psychology

School psychologists work directly with students, parents, teachers and the community as well as indirectly through consultation and collaboration to benefit the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional environment of school communities. The Master's program in School Psychology at SFA adopts a practitioner-scientist model of training that focuses on producing practitioners who possess a wealth of applied experiences, the ability to comprehend and interpret scientific literature and aptitude to employ applied research methods.

Prospective applicants to the Master's program must hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. The Student Handbook provides a comprehensive list of admission requirements and procedures, which can be found by clicking on the dropdown menus under Admission Requirements and Procedures on this webpage.

The Master’s program was authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in August 2000 and has full approval (national recognition) by the National Association of School Psychologists through August 1, 2025. This 63-hour degree includes two years of coursework and a one-year, full-time internship.

Face-to-Face and Zoom Program Tracks

Applicants to the MA School Psychology Program can apply to either the face-to-face (F2F) track or the Zoom track. F2F refers to the on-campus experience that has been the traditional method of collegiate learning. However, we also offer a Zoom track wherein students attend classes synchronously via Zoom. You can learn more about the Zoom track by reading the Student Handbook that is linked on this webpage. In particular, you will want to read the section titled Zoom Admission and Appendix D: Distance Education Policy.

Current Student Handbook

MA in School Psychology Student Handbook

Funding Options for this Program

Visit the TEA Small and Rural Schools Network website.
Visit NASP's Resources for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Learn about SFA's Graduate Assistantship opportunities.
Learn about SFA's scholarship opportunities.
Learn more about scholarships for the Department of Human Services and Educational Leadership.

Apply to the MA School Psychology Program (deadline is Jan. 31)

  • Submit an online application to SFA Graduate Studies.
    • The application process includes transcripts from prior institutions, three letters of reference, a copy of your vita or resume, and an essay response to the question: “Describe the role of a school psychologist as you see it and how your background/experience will impact your effectiveness as a future school psychologist.”
  • Verify with SFA Graduate Studies that all items have been received.

  SFASU Graduate Studies
  Phone: 936.468.2807

Do you have questions?

If you do not find the answer to your question(s) on this webpage or in the Student Handbook, email

Learn More About School Psychology

Visit the Texas Association of School Psychologists website.
Visit the National Association of School Psychologists website.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Daniel McCleary
Office: 936.468.3940

Program Administrative Support:

Office: 936.468.6401


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