School Psychology Graduate Program Approved for SWOSU


A new Master of Science in School Psychology program will be offered at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The graduate program was recently approved at the April meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The program will be housed in the SWOSU School of Behavioral Sciences and Education. The 33-hour graduate program will officially begin during the upcoming 2005 summer semester.

According to Dr. Gary Gilliland, associate dean and chair of the SWOSU Psychology Department, the approval of this program, together with redesigned graduate degree programs in community counseling, school counseling, and school psychometry, will be a major asset to the population of western Oklahoma.

“These programs, along with the graduate sequence in the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) program and in the state certification graduate sequence for school psychology, will provide unique opportunities for not only graduate degrees, but also for advanced certification and professional employment,” Gilliland said.

Additional information about the programs is available by contacting Gilliland’s office at 580.774.7016 or