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School Psychology (EDS) 
Program Description

Obtaining an educational specialist degree (Ed.S.) in school psychology allows for an individual to practice school psychology in the great majority of school systems in the United States. The University of Arizona’s School Psychology Program provides a comprehensive and integrated curriculum that prepares students to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSPs). The University of Arizona offers students the opportunity to obtain an Ed.S. degree at two locations, Tucson and Chandler, Arizona. In both Tucson and Chandler, the program emphasizes professional and clinical practice, as well as understanding and using scholarship in one’s practice.

Campuses where offered

Main Campus-Tucson, Distance-Chandler

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Dept of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies -


The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is committed to research about and teaching of students with disabilities and special abilities. The department’s research, teaching, and service address current issues in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, and deaf studies.

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages. This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels. To accomplish our mission, the department offers nationally recognized undergraduate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees to prepare teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and researchers and educators in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, gifted education, sign language and deaf studies, and educational interpreting.

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Campuses where offered
Distance - Chandler Distance - Yuma Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Cecilia Carlon
Graduate Program Coordinator
Cecilia Carlon
Director of Graduate Studies
Linda R Shaw
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lori D'Anna
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

A graduate college application (applynow) 

            Transcripts of all previous coursework

            Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.25

Scores on the GRE (includes Verbal, Quantitative, & Writing sections)

TOEFL (550 minimum) or CBT (213 minimum) for international applicants only

A statement of professional goals

Three letters of recommendation from professionals who can adequately address your ability to be successful graduate student and professional

Standardized Tests

Please see admission requirements.

Financial Aid

Contact your advisor or faculty in your program for information by visiting the department web site.

Admissions Deadlines

The deadline for submitting applications is December 1st.

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 3406 for Major

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

The School Psychology EdS Degree program requires a minimum of 67 graduate credits beyond the Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 55 credits, which must be completed prior to internship. Students enroll in a minimum of 12 credits of internship.

Minor Requirements


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Last revised 07 Sep 2017