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Program Highlights

  • Finish in three years through classroom training and a 10-month certified internship.
  • Upon graduation, apply for licensure as a Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP).
  • Fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

ACU’s Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) program empowers you to help children and adolescents succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Through both classroom instruction and an internship experience, you can more ably assess difficulties, develop plans to overcome them, and consult with parents, teachers, and administrators to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments. In addition to state licensure, you can pursue national certification through the National School Psychology Certification board.

Which Psych Path Is Right For You?

Our four distinct graduate programs in Psychology can provide you both the general and specialized psychological knowledge you need to prepare for a career or further doctoral study.

In this video, associate professor Dr. David McAnulty describes what makes each of our psychology programs unique, and the aims of students within each one.

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Be a Part of Our Graduate Campus Community

As a graduate student at ACU, you join a group of individuals seeking even greater personal, professional, and spiritual fulfillment together. Professors with both academic and Christian expertise will guide you along the path to greater achievements. Your peers will often reach out to you for support, and you’ll find yourself reaching out to them, too.

Because we’re stronger when we walk together, ACU is uniquely equipped to educate the next generation of Christian leaders—men and women ready to apply their faith to their field of study and their chosen vocation.

Not only do our graduates engage the world as critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and global citizens, they’re a testament to the power of integrating faith and learning.

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