School Psychology

The School Psychology program at UT Austin is the first APA accredited School Psychology program in the nation. Our program uses the scientist-practitioner model to prepare students in understanding and enhancing the development of children and adolescents in context. 

The program offers both Doctoral (Ph.D.) as well as Master's degrees (Specialist in School Psychology, MA/SSP). Education and training includes strong preparation in the academic foundations of psychology. Students prepare in the research skills essential to the contribution of new knowledge, and in the competent and ethical professional practice of assessment, intervention, and consultation. 

Our graduates are employed in colleges and universities, school systems, mental health and child guidance centers, medical centers, and independent clinical practice. The program has a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective and is acknowledged as an exemplary model of training in school psychology.