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School Psychology, Ed.S.

Prepare for a career as a school psychologist with an Ed.S. in School Psychology from IU Online. Study the school psychologist’s professional role and learn how to deliver comprehensive services. Become eligible for certification in Indiana.

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Course Delivery: 80-99% Online

Total Credits: 65

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $350.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $490.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

The IU Online Ed.S. in School Psychology offers coursework in three primary areas: professional studies in school psychology, psychological foundations, and research/inquiry methods.

As a student in the program, you’ll study such topics as assessment; intervention; social justice and equity; and effectively communicating with students, parents, and school administrators. Additionally, you'll complete school-based practica and a 1,200 clock-hours internship to gain required, specific, experiences.

Graduates of the program are eligible for certification as a school psychologist in Indiana and may be eligible in other states. 

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to the Ed.S. in School Psychology, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA

To apply to the program, submit an application that includes:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from someone who is familiar with your work in schools and/or with children or youth.
  • An interview with a committee of program faculty from the participating campuses.
  • Personal statement of 400 to 500 words.

Admissions Timeline

Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis. However, students start the program once a year as a cohort in the summer term. The admissions committee meets quarterly to make admissions decisions. Interviews take place in January, March, and June. We’ll contact you before the 15th of each interview month to arrange a date and time to talk. Space in this program is limited—meeting the admissions requirements does not guarantee admission.   

Special considerations for the fall of 2024. Admissions for the fall of 2024 will take place on an accelerated timeline and classes will begin in the fall semester rather than the summer.

You will progress through the Ed.S. in School Psychology as part of a student cohort. The program was designed to allow working adults to complete the degree in four years by taking courses during the academic year and summer. 

Some courses will include an on-campus component. See the course schedule for details. Accommodations are possible for those who cannot attend in person. Students will work with a program director and course instructor to determine appropriate accommodations as needed. For additional information about the in-person component, please contact or call (833)-930-2092. 

To earn the Ed.S. in School Psychology, you must complete 65 semester credit hours at the graduate level. 

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Inquiry (6 credit hours)
  • Counseling (3 credit hours)
  • Cognition/learning basis of behavior (3 credit hours)
  • Human development (3 credit hours)
  • Special education (6 credit hours)
  • Core school psychology (44 credit hours, including practica) 


Core Classes for the EdS in School Psychology
Course Number Course Name Credits
EDUC-P 602 Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention 3 Credits
EDUC-P 604 Role and Function of School Psychologists 3 Credits
EDUC-P 682 Developmental Psychopathology 3 Credits

EDUC-P 605 


EDUC-P 670

Collaboration and Consultation I-or-Behavioral Analysis and Consultation for School Psychologists 3 Credits
EDUC-P 680 Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues in School Psychology 3 Credits

EDUC-P 681


EDUC-J 655


EDUC-G 575

Psychology of Cultural Diversity-or-Seminar in Multicultural and Global Education-or-Multicultural Counseling 3 Credits
EDUC-P 606 Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention II 3 Credits
EDUC-P 607 Social Justice, Consultation, Advocacy, and Leadership 3 Credits
EDUC-P 682 Seminar in Therapeutic Interventions with Children/Mental Health Counseling 3 Credits
EDUC-P 609 Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention III 3 Credits
EDUC-P 656 Practicum in School Psychology (Practicum I) 2 Credits
EDUC-P 656 Practicum in School Psychology (Practicum II) 2 Credits
EDUC-P 612 Trauma-Informed Preventative Practices in Classrooms and Schools 3 Credits
EDUC-P 613 Responsive Educational Practices and Approaches 3 Credits
EDUC-P 596 Internship in School Psychology  4 Credits
EDUC-K 548 Families, Schools, and Society 3 Credits
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