Ph.D. School Psychology Program
Accredited by the American Psychological Association
(APA)
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: 202-336-5979
Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data (pdf)

PsyD Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

(pdf)

School Psychology Admissions Facilitator

Scott L. Graves, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Education
G3A Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.4477
gravess@duq.edu

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School Psychology

The Duquesne University School Psychology Program, guided by the belief that all children can learn, is dedicated to providing both breadth and depth of professional training in a theoretically-integrated, research-based learning environment. The Program prepares ethical practitioners, scientists and scholars who are life-long learners committed to enhancing the well-being of youth, their families, and the systems that serve them. The Program achieves this by engaging in scholarly activities that advance the field of school psychology, maintaining a modern curriculum that employs aspects of multiculturalism and diversity, examining emerging trends in the profession, conducting continuous outcomes assessment for program improvement, and providing support to our graduates.

Ph.D. School Psychology

Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 ∙ Telephone: 202-336-5979

Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
This is a 111-credit hour Ph.D. program which includes coursework, practica, a dissertation, and an internship. Completion of this program leads to an M.S. Ed. in Child Psychology, a Ph.D. and State School Psychology Certification. Graduates are also prepared to apply for licensure by a State Board of Psychology. Upon completing this program and successfully passing the Praxis School Psychology Exam, graduates may be credentialed as Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP). In addition to practicing psychology in schools, hospitals, and child agencies and clinics, graduates of the Ph.D. program can become licensed for the independent practice of psychology and, having extensive research training, work as a university professor.

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Psy.D. School Psychology

Principally designed to train doctoral-level practitioners in schools, this is an 85-credit hour Psy.D. program which includes coursework, practica, an applied practice project, and an internship. Completion of this program leads to an M.S.Ed. in Child Psychology, a Psy.D., and State School Psychology Certification. Upon completing this program and successfully passing the Praxis School Psychology Exam, graduates may apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential.

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M.S.Ed. Child Psychology

This 30-credit hour program includes coursework to enhance paraprofessional mental health services provided to children in community and school settings. This program does not lead to the professional practice of school psychology.

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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, School Psychology

Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
This 60-credit hour training program includes coursework, practica, and internship. Completion of this program leads to an M.S. Ed. in Child Psychology, CAGS, and Certification in School Psychology by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Certificate level school psychologists are prepared to work in schools, child clinics and child service agencies. Upon completion of this program and successfully passing the Praxis School Psychology Exam, graduates may be credentialed as Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP).

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Mission

The Duquesne University School Psychology Program, guided by the belief that all children can learn, is dedicated to providing both breadth and depth of professional training in a theoretically-integrated, research-based learning environment. The Program prepares ethical practitioners, scientists and scholars who are life-long learners committed to enhancing the well-being of youth, their families, and the systems that serve them. The Program achieves this by engaging in scholarly activities that advance the field of school psychology, maintaining a modern curriculum that employs aspects of multiculturalism and diversity, examining emerging trends in the profession, conducting continuous outcomes assessment for program improvement, and providing support to our graduates.

Current Student Resources

If you are a current student in any of our Psychology programs, you may find resources and materials here.