Trinity University offers a three-year, 60-credit-hour program in School Psychology that prepares graduates to work in schools helping students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. 

Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs) are responsible for collaborating with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning communities for all students. The Trinity School Psychology Program addresses knowledge, skills, and experiences in the areas of student evaluation, intervention, and counseling. Consultation and collaboration with parents and teachers is also an important focus of the program. Graduates are prepared to collect and compile data to assist in educational decisions at multiple levels from individual student to the larger class and school environments.

The third-year internship (6 credit hours) consists of a minimum of 1200 clock-hour placement in a school setting. This full-time experience occurs over two consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring) and provides interns with opportunities for supervised work in assessment, counseling, consultation, and program evaluation.

Upon completing the 60-credit hour program, students are eligible for national certification by NASP. The Trinity University program meets the certification and licensure requirements by states that have adopted NASP standards such as Texas.

Requirements for the master's

The course of study includes:

Course ID Course Title
EPSY 5379  Psychological Assessment: Cognitive and Academic II 
EPSY 5380 Biosocial Basis of Behavior and Emotion 
EPSY 5381 Human Development and Learning 
EPSY 5382 Psychological Assessment: Cognitive and Academic I 
EPSY 5384  Behavior Management and Special Education 
EPSY 5385  Research Methods I—Advanced Statistics 
EPSY 5386  Psychological Assessment: Emotions and Personality 
EPSY 5187  Emotional/Personality Assessment Lab 
EPSY 5388  Neuropsychological Assessment and Remediation 
EPSY 5389  Counseling Theory and Methods 
EPSY 6380  Consultation Theory and Methods 
EPSY 6381  Research Methods II: Design and Application 
EPSY 6382  Group and Family Interventions 
EPSY 6185  Developmental Assessment Lab 
EPSY 6385  Developmental Assessment: Infants and Young Children 
EPSY 6386  Supervised Practicum—School Psychology 
EPSY 6388  Legal and Ethical Issues 
EPSY 6183  Interventions Lab 
EPSY 6384  School Psychology Practice 
EPSY 5390  Educational Administration and Organization 
EPSY 7380 School Psychology Internship: Part I 
EPSY 7381  School Psychology Internship: Part II
EPSY 6389  (Optional Elective) Psychological Assessment II: Emotions and Personality Advanced 

Requirements


Applicants to the School Psychology Program are expected to have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. An undergraduate major of psychology or education is preferred, although the program welcomes applications from candidates with other majors.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours taken. Students with a GPA of 2.6 or higher are eligible for provisional admission.
  • A minimum composite score of 300 (verbal and quantitative sections) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Candidates who already possess a master’s degree are exempt from this requirement.
  • Strong academic and professional references (three required).
  • An interview with the Program Director.

Applicants must complete an on-line application, submit all required material, and participate in an interview (either on campus or by telephone if out of state) by February 1st for admission to the class beginning in August.

Military and Experience Policy


In accordance with 19 TAC 228.35(a)(5), the Department of Education at Trinity University evaluates, and may accept, military service, training, or education toward fulfillment of program prerequisite admission requirements. Military service, training, or education must be directly related to the certificate being sought and may not take the place of certification examinations. To be eligible, individuals must meet one or both of the following requirements:

  • Honorably discharged from the U.S. military, or
  • Completed a minimum of two years of service in the U.S. military and have been discharged as a result of a service-related disability.

Applicants should include a Joint Services Transcript or other verifiable documentation of military service, training, or education with their application to graduate study.

Applicants who are not military service members or military veterans can request the Department of Education to evaluate previous service, training, or education toward fulfillment of program prerequisite admission requirements. Service, training, or education may not count as part of internship, clinical teaching, or practicum requirements, must be directly related to the certificate being sought, and must be provided by an approved EPP or accredited institution of higher education within the past five years. Applicants should include official transcripts or other verifiable documentation with their application to graduate study.

For more information, contact Dr. Laura Allen at lallen@trinity.edu or (210) 999-7598.

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