School Psychology, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Core Courses
Psychological and Education Foundations/Scientific
Research and Data Analysis
REMS 5953Statistical Methods in Education3
REMS 5013Research Design and Methodology3
REMS 6003Analyses of Variance3
REMS 6013Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies3
REMS 6663Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies3
SPSY 6153Advanced Research in School Psychology3
SPSY 5000Master's Thesis2-6
SPSY 6000Doctoral Dissertation15
SPSY 62533
History and Systems
FDEP 6123Biological Bases of Behavior3
Social Aspects/Diversity
PSYC 6563Advanced Social Psychology3
or FDEP 5183 Theories of Social Psychology
SCFD 6983Diversity and Equity Issues in Education3
Biological Aspects of Behavior
SPSY 6143Introduction to Developmental Psychopharmacology3
PSYC 6483Neurobiological Psychology3
FDEP 6133History and Systems of Psychology3
Cognitive/Affective Aspects of Behavior
FDEP 54633
Human Development/Individual Differences and Disabilities
EPSY 5103Human Development in Psychology3
SPSY 5113Developmental Psychopathology3
Education Service Delivery
SPSY 5110Observation and Participation Field Experience for School Psychology Majors2
SPSY 6313Advanced Interventions for Increased Academic Achievement3
School Psychology Professional Practice Skills
School Psychology Professional Standards
SPSY 5023Introduction to School Psychology3
SPSY 60303
Assessment for Intervention/Measurement
SPSY 5793Individual Intellectual Assessment of Children and Youth3
SPSY 5803Advanced Cognitive Assessment and Theory3
SPSY 6113Behavioral and Personality Assessment of Children and Youth3
Consultation/Prevention/Intervention/Program Evaluation
SPSY 5853Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPSY 5873Applied Behavior Analysis II3
SPSY 6333Instructional Assessment and Consultation3
SPSY 63433
Direct Service/Psychotherapy
SPSY 5503Crisis Intervention and Emergency Action in School Settings3
SPSY 5813Parent and Family Intervention in School Psychology3
SPSY 6033Introduction to Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents3
Practicum/Internship
SPSY 5210Introductory Practicum in School Psychology4
SPSY 5310Practicum in Child and Adolescent Therapy3
SPSY 5510Advanced Practicum in School Psychology6
SPSY 6310Doctoral Practicum in School Psychology4
EDUC 5910Educational Field Experiences2
Hours Subtotal125-129
Total Hours125-129

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval