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)

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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PhD School Psychology Program Course Sequence

Fall Year 1

Credits
GPSY 505 Role and Function of School Psychology 3
GPSY 512 Psychological Testing 3
GPSY 619 Child and Adolescent Development 3
GPSY 692
Individual Testing 3
GPSY 810 Directed Research 1

Spring Year 1

GPSY 623 Behavior Interventions 3
GPSY 625 Academic Interventions 3
GREV 610 Statistics II 3
GPSY 511
Psychology of Learning 3
GPSY 810 Directed Research 1

Summer Year 1

PSYCH 535
History of Psychology 3
GCNE 572 Child and Adolescent Counseling 3

Fall Year 2

GPSY 680 Consultation and Program Evaluation 3
GPSY 618 Personality Assessment for Intervention 3
GPSY 691 Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents 3
GPSY 691L Psychotherapy and Consultation Practicum 1
GPSY 810 Directed Research 1

Spring Year 2

GPSY 695 Child Neuropsychology 3
GPSY 690 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 3
GREV 701 Research Methods and Design 3
GPSY 693L Integrated Practicum 1
GPSY 810 Directed Research 1

Summer Year 2

GPSY 815 Standards and Ethics in School Psychology 3

Fall Year 3

GPSY 705 Single Subject Methodology 3
GREV 611 Educational Statistics III 3
GPSY 813 Professional Seminar: Dissertation Research 1
GPSY 812L Advanced Doctoral Practicum I 1
GPSY 890 Advanced Doctoral Practicum Seminar I 1
GPSY 810 Directed Research 1

Spring Year 3

GPSY 811 Biological Basis of Behavior 3
GREV 612
Educational Statistics IV (offered every other year), or research elective in place of Ed. Stats. IV 3
GPSY 813 Professional Seminar: Dissertation Research 1
GPSY 812L Advanced Doctoral Practicum II 1
GPSY 891 Advanced Doctoral Practicum Seminar II 1
GPSY 810 Directed Research 1

Summer Year 3

CESD 815
Instructional Methods Seminar and Practicum 3

Fall Year 4

GESL 501 Helping English Language Learners in Mainstream Classes 3
GPSY 614 Organizational Consultation for School Psychologists 3
Elective Option - GPSY 808:  Early Childhood: Assessment and Intervention 3
GPSY 810 Directed Research 1

Spring Year 4

CESD 805 Counselor Education and Supervision in a Diverse Society 3
GPSY 612 Social Psychology 3
GREV 612 Educational  Statistics IV (offered every other year), or a research elective to take the place of Ed. Stats. IV 3
Elective Option - GPS& 804:  Child Violence in Schools 3
GPSY 810 Directed Research 1

Fall Year 5

GPSY 903 Internship Seminar 3
GPSY 901 Internship 1
GPSY 906 Dissertation 3

Spring Year 5

GPSY 904 Internship Seminar II 3
GPSY 902 Internship II 1
GPSY 906 Dissertation 3

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS

111

Note 1. Students must select two (3 credit hour) electives among GPSY 808: Early Childhood Assessment (offered each fall), Intervention or GPSY 804: Child Violence in Schools (offered each spring), and an elective approved by the student's advisor. The two electives can be taken any time in the third and fourth years of study. A PhD student's course sequence must total 111 credits.

Note 2: Dissertation credits do not need to be taken in the suggested semesters above. Students must register for a total of 6 dissertation credits (GPSY 906) to be eligible for graduation.

Note 3: GPSY 509 (Independent Study), GPSY 812L (Doctoral Practicum), and GPSY 906 (Doctoral Dissertation) have separate sections for individual faculty members. Be sure to register for the proper faculty member.