School Psychology, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

The Doctor of Psychology degree program (Psy.D.) in school psychology trains students to attain certification to practice as school psychologists and/or pursue other doctoral level employment such as university teaching. 

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
  • Wide range of professional options from practicing in K-12 schools or clinics, to teaching in university settings.
  • Students have received either full or partial graduate assistantships during their doctoral training.
  • Students participate in faculty led research teams throughout their doctoral training.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • Graduate Record Examination scores are not required. However, please feel free to include Graduate Record Exam scores if you’d like them to be considered as part of your application
  • A personal statement that includes your interest in the doctoral program, your research interests, and your professional aspirations.
  • A writing sample.
  • Three letters of recommendation; at least two of whom should be university professors who are familiar with your academic ability and professional potential.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start February 1 February 1
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start N/A N/A

Time to Completion: 5 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Kevin Filter 
kevin.filter@mnsu.edu
507-389-5828

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