School Psychology Ph.D.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The Ph.D. program is accredited 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.  

Students in the Ph.D. program in School Psychology must complete all requirements of the M.A. degree in Foundations of Professional Psychology, in addition to the credits here. Upon completion of the M.A. degree, students will automatically be admitted to the Ph.D. program in School Psychology.

Degree Requirements — 99-103 Credits

Degree Requirements

School Psychology Core — 25 semester hours

APCE 623Understanding and Counseling Diverse Populations

3

APCE 640School-Based Psychological Consultation

3

APCE 656Systems-Based Behavioral Health

3

APCE 667Intervening with Trauma and Crisis in the Schools

3

APCE 747Psychological Aspects of Academic Programming and Intervention

3

APCE 763Legal and Professional Foundations of School Psychology

4

EDSE 630Applied Behavior Analysis I

3

PSY 587Social Cognitive Neuroscience

3

Assessment Core — 8 semester hours

APCE 644Assessment I: Cognitive and Academic Functioning

5

APCE 646Assessment II: Socio-emotional and Behavioral Functioning

3

Practicum Core — 16-19 semester hours

APCE 618Practicum in Child, Adolescent, and Family Interventions

5

APCE 776Externship in School Psychology

1- 2

APCE 779Practicum in School Psychology

1- 3

APCE 776: Take twice

APCE 779: Must complete 6 credits over the academic year

Select one 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

Ph.D. Electives 9-10 semester hours (Choose three):

APCE 609Foundations of Play Therapy

3

APCE 624Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse

3

APCE 631Applied Behavior Analysis II

3

APCE 665Family Systems

3

APCE 669Advanced Methods: Couples and Family Therapy

3

APCE 755Supervised Practicum in College Teaching

1- 6

APCE 782Introduction to Rorschach Administration and Scoring

3

APCE 785Advanced Practicum in Community Engagement: Campus Connections

1

EDSE 632Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis

3

EDSE 633Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis

4

SRM 607Non-Parametric Statistics

3

SRM 609Sampling Methods

3

SRM 611Advanced Statistical Data Analysis

3

SRM 625Applied Multiple Regression Analysis

3

SRM 626Applied Multilevel Modeling

3

SRM 627Survey Research Methods

3

SRM 629Structural Equation Modeling

3

SRM 635Categorical Data Analysis

3

SRM 636Applied Bayesian Statistics

3

SRM 637Applied Time Series Analysis

3

SRM 660Mixed Methods Research

3

SRM 680Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

SRM 685Educational Ethnography

3

SRM 686Qualitative Case Study Research

3

SRM 705Advanced Issues in Research Methods

3

SRM 770Evaluation: Advanced Methods

3

Supervision Core — 3 semester hours

APCE 775Supervision in School Psychology

3

Research Core — 19 semester hours

Research Methodology

SRM 700Advanced Research Methods

3

Applied Statistics

SRM 603Statistical Methods II

3

SRM 610Statistical Methods III

3

Applied Research Methods

APCE 629Measurement and Experimental Design in Applied Behavior Analysis

3

APCE 663Seminar in Research and Professional Practice

1

APCE 781Evaluation of Psychological Services

3

APCE 663: Must complete 1 credit per semester for 4 semesters, excluding summer.

Internship Core — 3 semester hours

APCE 789Internship in School Psychology

1- 8

Dissertation Core — 16 semester hours

APCE 797Doctoral Proposal Research

1- 4

APCE 799Doctoral Dissertation

1-12

APCE 797: Take 4 credits
APCE 799: Take 12 credits

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 147 or higher. Students must also complete a dissertation and a minimum 2000 hour internship.