Degree Options

The School Psychology program leads to the Educational Specialist Degree (EdS), Washington state certification (ESA Certification) and national certification (National Certificate in School Psychology). The EdS degree is between a master’s degree and a doctoral degree. 


  • For students who enter with a bachelor’s degree, the Post-Bachelor’s Degree program of study requires 90 credit hours. 
  • For students entering with a master’s degree, the Post-Master’s Degree program of study requires a minimum of 60 credit hours, depending on prior course work. At the time of enrollment, each Post-MA student meets with a program advisor to review previous graduate course work and plan a program of studies that meets degree requirements.


The School Psychology program has been nationally recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). NASP noted that "professional ethics are infused throughout the philosophy and content of the Seattle program" and "the approach to using grades for content assessment is exemplary."

Our graduate placement rate is 100%. Over the last three years, all of our graduates who sought employment as school psychologists were employed within one year of graduation.

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