School Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Ph.D. students are expected to attain advanced skills as both practitioners and researchers in their area of specialization. All doctoral students are required to take advanced courses in statistics and research design. Because of the highly specialized nature of each of the doctoral programs, applicants should consult the web page for specific areas of specialization. These pages describe specific course and fieldwork requirements, the nature of the comprehensive examination required for completion of the program, and the dissertation requirements.

The Doctoral program in School Psychology requires the completion of 104 credits, including 12 credits of EDCP899. Included in the 104 credit requirement, students should take one course in each of the following areas for a total of 24 credits:

  1. Developmental Psychology
  2. Biological Aspects of Behavior
  3. Cognitive Psychology
  4. Social Aspects of Behavior
  5. History and Systems of Psychology
  6. Assessment Foundations
  7. Research Design
  8. Cultural and Individual Diversity.
Course Title Credits
Required courses:
EDCP789Advanced Topics in Counseling and Personnel Services (EDCP789Q - Developmental Psychopathy)3
EDMS646General Linear Models I3
EDMS651General Linear Models II3
EDCP632Cognitive Assessment3
EDCP799Master's Thesis Research6
EDCP633Diagnostic Appraisal of Children I3
EDCPxxxAcademic Assessment1
EDCP738Practicum in Child Assessment6
EDCP630School-Based Behavioral Interventions3
EDCP789Advanced Topics in Counseling and Personnel Services (EDCP789Z - Consultation)3
EDCP635School Consultation I3
EDCP789Advanced Topics in Counseling and Personnel Services (EDCP789N - Therapeutic Approaches with Children)3
EDCP789Advanced Topics in Counseling and Personnel Services (EDCP789B - Theories and Methods of Intervention)3
EDCP618Counseling Skills: Introduction to Practicum1
EDCP651Group Counseling in Schools3
or EDCP617 Group Counseling
EDCP640/641School Psychology Seminar: Overview of the Specialty3
EDCP888Apprenticeship in Counseling and Personnel Services (EDCP888C - Field Work)6
Clinical Supervision course3
EDSPxxxSpecial Education Elective3
EDCP889Internship in Counseling and Personnel Services6
Select one course in each of the following areas:24
Developmental Psychology
Biological Aspects of Behavior
Cognitive Psychology
Social Aspects of Behavior
History and Systems of Psychology
Assessment Foundations
Research Design
Cultural and Individual Diversity
Dissertation Research Requirements
EDCP899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits104