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School Psychology, Ed.S.

About the Program

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 69
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring

Georgia Southern University’s School Psychology Program is nationally recognized and NASP-approved. Students attending our program receive a well-rounded education of face-to-face and online courses as well as field-based training via projects in schools beginning early in the program. This program will provide you with training to serve children and adolescents with learning, behavioral, or emotional problems in educational settings. After successful completion of 69 credits for the Ed.S. degree, you are prepared to be a licensed/certified school psychologist in any state. Professional entry-level in the field of School Psychology in Georgia requires Professional Level Six (S-6) Certification which you are eligible for after successful completion of the prescribed Ed.S. Program of Study and a passing the GACE examination in School Psychology. Graduates who choose to practice in other states must review the state’s specific requirements and required exam scores for licensure/certification.

Throughout this program, you will receive practical instruction that will culminate in a yearlong, full-time internship as a school psychologist. The program will provide you the preparation and field experience required to deliver the highest quality comprehensive school psychological services.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or in education from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Present a cumulative 3.00 (4.0 scale) or higher GPA on all undergraduate and graduate work (if any) combined.
  3. Submit three letters of recommendation from persons well acquainted with the applicants academic and/or professional performance.
  4. Participate in an interview on-campus or by phone if notified.
  5. Complete “Disclosure and Affirmation questions” that address misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance. Students who are accepted into the program must agree to abide by the ethical principles established by the National Association of School Psychologists. Documentation of professional liability insurance must be submitted to the assigned advisor at the beginning of the first semester.

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (



March 15*

Interview Day: Applications will be reviewed for 1 week and Interviews to be held the following week


November 1*

Interview Day: Applications will be reviewed for 1 week and Interviews to be held the following week


Does not admit

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Terry Diamanduros
Graduate Program Coordinator

Last updated: 1/12/2024