Frequently Asked Questions
No. This program is only offered face-to-face on USF's Tampa campus.
No. Typically students in both the Ed.S. and Ph.D. program earn their Master’s degree after their first year in the program. Please note, a Master’s degree alone is not sufficient to practice as a school psychologist.
We currently only accept full time students. If a part time option is desired, please contact the coordinator of admissions, Dr. Nathaniel von der Embse.
The program takes approximately three years for Ed.S. students and five years for Ph.D. students (inclusive of an internship year).
Most of the core school psychology courses will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the school week (Monday-Friday). Contributing courses (theory, statistics) typically take place in the evenings.
All graduates of the program, at either the Ed.S. or Ph.D. level, are eligible for state of Florida certification as a school psychologist. Learn more about the requirements for this certification on the Florida Department of Education's website.
Currently, all students enrolled in USF's School Psychology Program who are in good standing receive financial support from the university. Financial assistance in our program typically includes a 20-hour graduate assistantship, health insurance, and a tuition waiver.
Yes, we typically accept between 10-14 students in the Fall cohort only. Visit the USF Graduate Studies website to learn more about application deadlines.