Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

School Psychology Ph.D.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

See "School Psychology Ph.D."

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 — 98-101 Credits

School Psychology Core — 25 semester hours

APCE 623Understanding and Counseling Diverse Populations

3

EDSE 630Applied Behavior Analysis I

3

PSY 587Social Cognitive Neuroscience

3

SPSY 640School-Based Psychological Consultation

3

SPSY 656Systems-Based Behavioral Health

3

SPSY 667Intervening with Trauma and Crisis in the Schools

3

SPSY 747Psychological Aspects of Academic Programming and Intervention

3

SPSY 763Legal and Professional Foundations of School Psychology

4

Assessment Core — 8 semester hours

SPSY 644Assessment I: Cognitive and Academic Functioning

5

SPSY 646Assessment II: Socio-Emotional and Behavioral Functioning

3

Practicum Core — 16-18 semester hours

SPSY 618Practicum in Child, Adolescent, and Family Interventions

5

SPSY 776Externship in School Psychology

1- 2

SPSY 779Practicum in School Psychology

1- 3

SPSY 776: Take twice
SPSY 779: Must complete 6 credits over the academic year

Select one of the following courses:

APCE 617Play Therapy: Theory and Practicum

3

SPSY 778Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum

3

SPSY 749Supervision and Leadership in School Psychology

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 665Family Systems

3

APCE 669Advanced Methods: Couples and Family Therapy

3

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

3

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 673Evaluation: Advanced Methods

3

SRM 680Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

SRM 685Educational Ethnography

3

SRM 686Qualitative Case Study Research

3

SRM 705Advanced Issues in Research Methods

3

SPSY 631Applied Behavior Analysis II

4

APCE 694Practicum in Couples and Family Therapy

4

Supervision Core — 3 semester hours

SPSY 775Supervision in School Psychology

3

Research Core — 18 semester hours

Research Methodology

SRM 700Advanced Research Methods

3

Applied Statistics

SRM 603Statistical Methods II

3

SRM 610Statistical Methods III

3

Applied Research Methods

SPSY 629Measurement and Experimental Design in Applied Behavior Analysis

3

SPSY 663Seminar in Research and Professional Practice

1

SPSY 781Evaluation of Psychological Services

3

SPSY 663: Must complete 1 credit per semester for 3 semesters, beginning the summer of first year.

Internship Core — 3 semester hours

SPSY 789Internship in School Psychology

1-8

Dissertation Core — 16 semester hours

SPSY 797Doctoral Proposal Research

1- 4

SPSY 799Doctoral Dissertation

1-12

SPSY 797: Take 4 credits
SPSY 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.