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.
Admission Requirements and Procedures
Part 1: Apply to SFA Graduate Studies
- Submit an online application to SFA Graduate Studies.
- Mail the application fee to SFA Graduate Studies.
- Applications will not be processed without an application fee.
- Please make check/money order payable to: Stephen F. Austin State University.
- Send official transcripts from every institution you have attended (even if work appears on multiple transcripts) to SFA Graduate Studies.
- Verify with SFA Graduate studies that no other items need to be submitted.
SFASU Graduate Studies
PO Box 13024, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Part 2: Apply to SFA MA School Psychology program (deadline is Jan. 31)
- Complete this application for the MA School Psychology Program.
- Email your completed application to the School Psychology program, MAspsy@sfasu.edu.
Do you have questions?
If you do not find the answer to your question(s) on this webpage or in the Student Handbook, email MAspsy@sfasu.edu.
Learn More About School Psychology
Visit the Texas Association of School Psychologists website.
Visit the National Association of School Psychologists website.
Dr. Daniel McCleary
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