School Psychology (MS)


The MS in School Psychology program is embedded within the School Psychology Doctoral Program. Only students enrolled in the School Psychology Doctoral Program are eligible to earn this degree.

Catalog Year



Master of Science

Total Credits




Program Requirements

Common Core

This course trains students in the diagnosis of child psychological disorders using DSM classification procedures. Case conceptualization from a developmental psychopathology perspective is emphasized.

Prerequisites: none

This course will introduce school psychology doctoral students to the wide range of professional issues relevant to school psychology and provide a context for their training at Minnesota State Mankato.

Prerequisites: none

This course focuses on the role that standardized tests and measures play in educational decision-making. Students also learn how to evaluate the psychometric quality of tests.

Prerequisites: none

The basic skills required to professionally administer intelligence tests are covered. Students develop initial fluency in the administration of at least two tests and are exposed to several others.

Prerequisites: none

Topics include models of consultation, the development of school and parent consultation skills, and providing educational and mental health services across all levels of prevention.

Prerequisites: none

Current practices in the identification, placement, and education of exceptional children and youth. Emphasis on patterns of social, cognitive, language, and psychological development of exceptional children. Social, political, and economic advocacy issues.

Prerequisites: none

This graduate course is designed to assist educators to develop knowledge of the due process requirements outlined in Minnesota Rule and Statute as well as a working understanding of federal special education law under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Understanding the requirement of due process and federal special education law is critical in today's schools, both for teachers as well as administrators.

Prerequisites: none

Research/Methods Course(s)

Research methodology and statistical procedures involving descriptive and inferential techniques for simple and multivariate situations involving parametric and non parametric variables using manual and computer methods.

Prerequisites: none

Covers methods for analyzing treatments and experimental (as well as quasi-experimental) manipulations that focus on the behavior of the individual subject, multiple N=1, and small group designs.

Prerequisites: none

Capstone Course

Individualized student paper based on an extensive review of literature in some area of psychology.

Prerequisites: none