Master of Arts in Psychology: Pre-Specialist in School Psychology


Program Director: Dr. James O. Rust
Jones Hall 207
Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes

The Department of Psychology  offers the Master of Arts with a major in Psychology and concentrations in Clinical, Experimental, Industrial/Organizational, Quantitative Psychology, and Pre-Specialist in Education: School Psychology. The department also offers a minor at the graduate level.

The School Psychology program includes two degrees. Program completion and endorsement for a State Department of Education license require successful completion of both degrees. The M.A. portion of the program comes first. The Ed.S. is an advanced degree. It is only available to students who have master’s degrees in School Psychology. Respecializing students from other master’s programs in Psychology or Counseling may apply, but they will be required to complete deficiencies.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Psychology [School Psychology] program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee

  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.

  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Supplemental School of Psychology application 

  • Three letters of reference (School Psychology Reference Form)

  • Current Curriculum Vitae including your educational, employment, research involvement, volunteer activities, references, and awards/scholarships.

  • A statement of purpose, including why you are interested in the field of School Psychology and the program at MTSU, and describing your professional goals (typically 2-3 pages long)


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466