Student Charactersitics

 Typically, approximately 25 to 30 applications for graduate study in School Psychology at USM are received each year and five to seven students are admitted. Typically, the incoming class has slightly more students at the baccalaureate level, with a couple of students with master’s degrees. There are currently 16 students (13 females, 3 males) on campus in the Ph.D. program and another 9 students on internship. While many of our students are from the immediate region (Mississippi & Louisiana), over half of our students are from diverse geographic regions and states such as California, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Florida, as well as India and Germany.

Although there is considerable variability within cohorts, the average total GRE score (Verbal + Quantitative) over the past 7 years for incoming students has ranged from 1005 to 1161. Attrition for the School Psychology program has been about two students per academic year over the past several years. Each year approximately 80 to 90% of our on-campus students in the School Psychology Program participate in presentations at state, regional, and/or national conventions. Many of our students also pursue publications with faculty and/or fellow students.