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Are you passionate about supporting student learning and development?
Degree Type Education Specialist Degree
Careers and Salary Graduate Degree Outcomes
Delivery On Campus

UW-Stout's Master of Science (M.S.Ed) and Educational Specialist (Ed.S) in School Psychology programs prepare graduates to work with educators and parents in support of student learning and development. This three-year program leads students through both course work and applied practicum experiences to build knowledge and skills related to the role of the school psychologist.

Program Highlights

  • Specialized coursework with an emphasis on developmental assessment, early learning, and counseling skills
  • Experiential learning experiences in diverse PK-12 settings (rural, urban, etc)
  • Both field and clinical practicums help students develop applied skills
  • Cohort-based program model aids in student growth and connections
  • Variety of on-campus facilities available to enhance student learning
  • Fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists
UW-Stout M.S.Ed. and Ed.S. in School Psychology

With both psychology and education backgrounds, school psychologists collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to ensure that children learn in safe, healthy and supportive environments. University of Wisconsin-Stout's M.S. and Ed.S. degrees in School Psychology emphasize academic preparation as well as hands-on clinical experience. The first 30 credits of the program lead to a Master’s degree. Thereafter, students pursue the Educational Specialist degree which is conferred following the third year of the program, during which students complete a full-time, site-based internship.

The school psychology program at UW-Stout offers an excellent, comprehensive core curriculum that prepares students for successful careers in school psychology, with an emphasis on experiential learning. This process begins in the first semester, and by the end of their fourth semester, students will have completed both school-based and clinic-based practicums. With strong ties to the school counseling program, our students may opt to apply for a dual program in school counseling and school psychology, which also includes a counseling internship experience.

UW-Stout’s program emphasizes academic preparation in psychometrics, assessment, child development, psycho-educational disabilities and learning. Our faculty has additional expertise in evidence-based best practices, including Response to Intervention (RtI), autism and developmental disabilities, as well as functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and function-based interventions (FBI).

You are invited to search this site, and please contact us if you have any questions or an interest in learning more about our program (see faculty link for contact information). We are excited to work with students who are driven to prepare for a future as school psychologists, solving real-world problems and leading the way to maximize learning for all children!

Admission Requirements

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate School. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:


To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Education and Education Specialist Degrees School Psychology program, you must:

  • Hold an appropriate bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0

Program Application

To successfully apply to, please complete the Program Application.

A review of all applications will be conducted by the program director and the program admissions committee. Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an on-campus interview, after which admissions notifications will be made. Notifications typically occur during the month of March.

Application Deadline

  • All application materials are due by January 10.

The Clinical Services Center counseling provides counseling and assessment services to children, adults, families and agencies. School psychology students have the opportunity to work clients in a supervised environment and receive feedback from faculty and peers as they further develop their counseling, consulting, problem solving and assessment skills.

The Play Therapy Lab provides an opportunity for students to conduct sessions with young children. The lab is fully-equipped with a wide array of play materials. Cameras and one-way mirrors which are used for observational purposes.

The School Psychology Resource Lab and Library has up-to-date assessment materials to assist you in all of your coursework.  These resources enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and skills necessary for professionals in the field of school psychology.

Earn While You Learn

Graduate Assistantships

Gain valuable professional experience while enjoying paid employment as a graduate student at UW-Stout.

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