School Psychology Program Information

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University of Detroit - Mercy

Updated: 03/02/2023

4001 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221

Program Director: Erin Henze


Program Website:

* All students receive 60% tuition remission. We are a Verified Course Sequence (VCS) for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) designation. The coursework and degree allow interested students to pursue the limited license in psychology (LLP) with additional supervision and examination requirements.

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Other Accreditations: ABAI Verified Course Sequence
    Graduation Credit Hours: 66
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support


Do students in your program have access to an assistantship/traineeship?Yes
Total number of students receiving an assistantship/traineeship1
Minimum hours per semester9.0
Minimum tuition waiver (%)75%


Number of interns who received stipends11
Student Enrollment Data

2022 / 2023

Total Enrollment (including interns)35
# of First Year Students11
# of Male Students7
# of Minority Students*11
# of interns during the academic year11
# of accepted students for 2022 / 202311
# of applicants for 2022 / 202330
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Erin Henzehenzeee@udmercy.edu100 %
Rachel Leeleerl2@udmercy.edu100 %
Sarah Rowerowess@udmercy.edu100 %
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Unfilled faculty positions from the previous academic year?No
Anticipate opening a search for a new faculty member in the upcoming academic year?Yes

01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

# of Students Taking Praxis13
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
Minimum Score150
Maximum Score186
Median Score171
Mean Score170
* Refers to the % of individuals that have, at one point, passed the exam based on a score of 165 (prior to September 2014) or 147 (September 2014 and on), regardless of number of attempts.
** All data were produced using the ETS® Data Manager for The Praxis SeriesTM tests. Some data may be incomplete given that not all examinees identify their origin program.
*** Aggregated Praxis statistics (median score, minimum/maximum scores, percentage passing) are available only for programs that have had at least five students designating their program/institution as a score recipient within the reporting period.


Formal Option for Respecialization?
Internship Settings

2022 / 2023

Total Number of Interns11
Total completing internship entirely in school settings11
1. The 2010 NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists defines a school setting as “…one in which the primary goal is the education of students of diverse backgrounds, characteristics, abilities, disabilities, and needs. Generally, a school setting includes students who are enrolled in Grades pre-K–12 and has both general education and special education services. The school setting has available an internal or external pupil services unit that includes at least one state-credentialed school psychologist and provides a full range of school psychology services.”
Multicultural Settings
Program offers a bilingual specialization (i.e. students graduate beign eligible for a bilingual school psychologist certification or designation).No
Program or department provides the following graduate preparation activities related to multicultural responsiveness.
  • Inclusion across some (not all) required courses
  • Extracurricular Events (e.g., Town Halls, Institute Days)
Additional graduate preparation activities related to multicultural responsivenessMentorship opportunities with alumni from diverse backgrounds
Program or department provides the following graduate preparation activities related to social justice that align with the NASP definition and extends beyond cultural awareness into action.
  • Inclusion across some (not all) required courses
Student Outcome Data

2021 / 2022

# of students completing program (including internship)9
Mean # of years to complete the program3
Median # of years to complete the program3
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program0
# of students that left the program prior to graduation2
# of graduates employed by schools9
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education1
# not employed or continuing education0