Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Psychology
About the MA/CAS School Psychology Program
The Department of Psychology at East Carolina University offers the Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology. The program is a three-year program requiring full-time attendance. Students are admitted with the understanding that they will pursue both degrees simultaneously. The school psychology program requires a minimum of 69 semester hours of work. This includes 57 hours of course work including a required research requirement and a full-time, 1200 hour internship in the third year (12 semester hours). The program holds approval by the National Association of School Psychologists and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
The goal of the East Carolina University MA, CAS School Psychology program is to prepare highly qualified, entry-level school psychologists to work with children, families, and other professionals in public schools. The school psychologist:
Completion of the MA, CAS program qualifies the student for educational licensure as a School Psychologist in North Carolina, meets the educational qualifications to seek North Carolina Board of Psychology licensure as a Psychological Associate, and meets the educational qualifications for NASP's National School Psychology Certification System. Graduates also meet the requirements of licensure/certification in many other states. Admission is for full-time graduate study, beginning in the fall semester only. There is no distance education option for this program. For more information about School Psychology as a career you may click here.
ECU Tuition Costs
The cost of tuition for graduate school at ECU is extremely competitive. For the 2016-2017 academic year, in-state tuition and fees are $7,237.00 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,128.00. We believe that this, in combination with our extremely high rate of successful quality employment for our graduates, makes ECU an excellent choice.
Christy M. Walcott, PhD, NCSP
Associate ProfessorProgram Director, MA/CAS School PsychologyProgram Director, Pediatric School Psychology Programs
NC Licensed Psychologist, HSP-P
Department of Psychology
Mail Stop 565
East Carolina Univeristy
Greenville, NC 27858
Employment of our Graduates
We are very proud of the employability of our program graduates. The majority of our program graduates work in public school settings, and nationally there is a shortage of school psychologists to serve student and system needs. In fact, US News and World Report ranks School Psychologist jobs among their top careers (click here for more information). Below is a list of some of the school systems where our recent graduates are currently employed.
Please contact our program director you have have any questions regarding our program and the employment of our graduates.
.Learn More About School Psychology
Watch Drew Taylor (2nd year MA/CAS student) and Will Johnston (Pitt County School Psychologist) on a local radio program, Henry Hinton's Talk of of the Town, discussing School Psychology Awareness Week. (Scroll to minute 32 of the video.)
.Life at ECU and in Greenville
East Carolina University is just over one hour east of Raleigh and one short hour to the beach. Click here and here for some more information about living in Greenville, North Carolina.