Duquesne Doctoral Program in School Psychology One of Country’s Top 50

The doctoral program in school psychology in Duquesne University's School of Education has been ranked by Best Counseling Degrees as among the top 50 in the nation.

Duquesne is ranked No. 38 for the programs that lead to a Ph.D. or a Psy.D., allowing graduates to practice in schools, hospitals, agencies, clinics and private practice, as well as to conduct research and teach at the university level.

"The school psychology program is proud to be counted among the top in the nation," said Dr. Tammy Hughes, chair of the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education.

The ranking was compiled by the website Best Counseling Degrees, which chose the top programs from nearly 60 offerings accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

"This means that they have met the rigorous criteria and standards designed by these governing boards to ensure that their programing provides a top education for students in the program," the website stated. "Attending a program with these accreditations also ensures that graduates will encounter a more streamlined process as they pursue licensure."

The methodology also included the programs' pass rates for the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology, a licensing test utilized in most states and Canadian provinces, as well as the mean years to complete the program.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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