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Applications for our full-time on-campus program in Ellensburg are being accepted with a deadline of February 1 for fall admissions.

Applications for the Summer Cohort program are not being accepted at this time. If you are interested in the Summer Cohort, please check the website in Fall 2021 for information about when the next Summer Cohort opportunity will be available.

The School Psychology program at Central Washington University has a long history of providing excellent training to students seeking a career as a school psychologist in the public schools. Our program was the first nationally approved program (NASP) in the state of Washington and we have continued to build on that foundation over the years.

We offer training to students seeking licensure to practice as a school psychologist in the public schools. We offer the Education Specialist Degree (EdS) degree in school psychology which upon completion leads to eligibility for certification as a School Psychologist in the state of Washington. Students may also pursue licensure in other states. As a nationally-approved program by the National Association of School Psychologists, students who complete our program and also attain the minimum score on the National School Psychologist exam are eligible to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP).

Interested in the new Summer Cohort School Psychology Graduate Program for practicing school professionals and individuals with previously earned master's degrees? Check it out.

Please check out our website for more information about our program, the Department of Psychology, and Central Washington University. We would be glad to visit with you further about our program and answer any questions you might have.

If you have specific questions about our program, please feel free to email Dr. Heath Marrs (, the program director.

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