Winthrop University: Graduate School - School Psychology Specialist Degree
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (fax)

Specialist in School Psychology

Upon satisfactory completion of course work, internship and culminating performance assessment requirements, the S.S.P. degree will be awarded at the end of the 72 semester hours of the training sequence. The S.S.P. Degree requires a satisfactory performance on an oral examination and presentation of a portfolio of professional work completed in field placement. Additionally, students must take the ETS Praxis Examination in School Psychology.

Specialist Degree in School Psychology 

Required Program for the S.S.P.*

Semester Hours

PSYC 603  Therapeutic Psychology: Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 609  Psychological Assessment for Intervention II 3
PSYC 611  Advanced Therapeutic Psychology: Techniques for Mental Health Services in the Schools 3
PSYC 612  Psychological Assessment for Intervention III 3
PSYC 613  Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis 3
PSYC 614  Research Methods and Applications 3
PSYC 625  Advanced Seminar in School Psychology 3
PSYC 651  School Psychology Internship I 3
PSYC 652  School Psychology Internship II 3
PSYC 653  School Psychology Internship III 3
PSYC 654  School Psychology Internship IV 3
PSYC 619 Contemporary Issues in Family Diversity and Schools 3

Total Semester Hours beyond the M.S.


Note: Registration for GSTC 600, Continuing Graduate Studies, may be required. Check with advisor.

Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions.

*In addition to all work required for the M.S.

Last Updated: 1/18/23