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School Psychology EdS (with or Without Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis) – Eligibility & Transfer Credit

Admission Requirements

  • You must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. The UNC Graduate school requires a minimum 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on your most recent degree earned or current degree in progress. Strong applicants to this program will have a 3.25 or higher GPA. Contact the Program Coordinator for advisement.
  • If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used.
  • Minimum GRE score (taken within the last five years) of 300 combined Verbal and Quantitative with a 3.5 analytic writing minimum.
Prerequisite Course

PSY 255 Abnormal Psychology or equivalent

International Students

Though international students can attend many UNC Extended Campus programs, this delivery of this program is not well-suited for international students due to U.S. immigration requirements concerning the ratio of credit hours that international students must take in the classroom setting compared to how many credits are taken in online courses (immigration counts partially online courses as online).

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. Educational Specialist degree students must complete a minimum number of credits at the University of Northern Colorado: 48 hours if taking this degree as a post-bachelor's program; 24 hours if you have earned a master's degree previously. All work counted in a specialist degree program must be completed within six years. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program. See the full Graduate Transfer Credit Policy.

Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval.


Credits Required:
No Emphasis = 71
With ABA Emphasis = 78
Time to Completion:
3.5 years including 1 year paid internship
$575/credit hour

Delivery Options:

  • Denver + Online (Hybrid) - starts Summer term 2018
  • Please note that we do NOT have a completely online delivery of this program.

Program Coordinator:

Kathrine Hak, Ph.D., BCBA-D