School Psychology Ph.D.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The Ph.D. program is accredited, on probation, by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979 or Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/

The Ph.D. program in School Psychology is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.  

 

Degree Requirements — 129-130 Credits

Degree Requirements

School Psychology Core — 18 semester hours

APCE 638Human Behavior Analysis

3

APCE 640School-Based Psychological Consultation

3

APCE 667Crisis Intervention in the Schools

2

APCE 670Principles of Psychometrics and Assessment

3

APCE 747Psychological Aspects of Academic Programming and Intervention

4

APCE 757Intervention for Severe and Low Incidence Disabilities

3

Foundations in Psychology — 28 semester hours

Biological Bases of Behavior

APCE 682Biological Bases of Behavior

3

Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior

PSY 530Life Span Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 587Social Cognitive Neuroscience

3

Social Bases of Behavior

APCE 655Social and Community Psychology

3

or

PSY 664Advanced Social Psychology

3

Individual Behavior

APCE 707Seminar in Personality and Counseling Theories

3

APCE 758Advanced Psychopathology

3

Professional Ethics

APCE 763Legal and Professional Foundations of School Psychology

4

History and Systems

PSY 590Seminar in History and Systems

3

Cultural and Individual Differences

APCE 623Understanding and Counseling Diverse Populations

3

Research Core — 24 semester hours

Research Methodology

SRM 700Advanced Research Methods

3

Applied Statistics

SRM 602Statistical Methods I

3

SRM 603Statistical Methods II

3

SRM 610Statistical Methods III

3

Applied Research Methods

APCE 663Research Apprenticeship: School Psychology

1

APCE 737Single-Case Research Methods

2

APCE 781Evaluation of Psychological Services

3

3 elective credits in Statistics to be determined with Research Advisor

3

APCE 663: Must complete 4 credits taken over four semesters, excluding summer.

Assessment Core — 13 semester hours

APCE 644Assessment I: Cognitive and Academic Functioning

5

APCE 646Assessment II: Socio-emotional and Behavioral Functioning

5

APCE 648Assessment III: Early Childhood

3

Practicum Core — 19-20 semester hours

APCE 618Practicum in Child, Adolescent, and Family Interventions

5

APCE 738Practicum in Evidence-Based Interventions

3

APCE 776Externship in School Psychology

1

APCE 779Practicum in School Psychology

3

APCE 776: Take twice

Select two of the following courses:

APCE 617Play Therapy: Theory and Practicum

3

APCE 681Practicum in Systems Consultation

3

APCE 694Practicum in Couples and Family Therapy

4

APCE 778Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum

3

Supervision Core — 3 semester hours

APCE 775Supervision in School Psychology

3

Internship Core — 8 semester hours

(Take 8 hours over three semesters)

APCE 789Internship in School Psychology

1 - 8

Dissertation Core — 16 semester hours

APCE 797Doctoral Proposal Research

1 - 4

APCE 799Doctoral Dissertation

1 - 12

NOTE: A student entering with previously completed graduate coursework may be able to have courses waived with advisor consent. In addition to formal course requirements, students must complete written and oral comprehensive examinations. As part of their written examination, students must pass the National School Psychology examination with a score of 165 or higher. Students must also complete a dissertation and a minimum 1500 hour internship.