School PsychologyDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Consistently, the program is considered one of the top school psychology programs and has been ranked in research articles as a top program in the nation in terms of publication productivity in major scholarly school psychology journals. Our program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

The Ph.D. program prepares graduates for practice in universities, schools, hospitals, developmental centers, mental health centers, clinics, and private practice.

Our Ph.D. graduates are employed as school psychologists, licensed psychologists, and in academic positions. Over the past 10 years, 100% of our Ph.D. students have been placed in APA-approved internships.

Program Director

Dr. Scott Napolitano
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Application to this program

The typical applicant pool for the school psychology program consists of approximately 50 candidates. Admission decisions are based on each candidate’s prior grades, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, a personal statement of professional goals, research experiences, professional experiences, and match to our program philosophy. Candidates from diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. For both the doctoral and educational specialist programs, an interview is required. On-campus interviews are preferred. To be considered for admission, all necessary application materials must be received by December 1.

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