College of Education2012-2013
Department of Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy
Our doctoral curriculum follows American Psychological Association guidelines and includes coursework in psychological foundations, educational foundations, specialization in counseling psychology practice, and research and statistics. Our low doctoral student-advisor ratio affords you the opportunity to receive significant individual supervision in assessment, interventions, and research training. This doctoral psychology program meets the criteria of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.
What Can I Do with a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology?
At the core the counseling psychology training program at Northern Arizona University is the integration of theory, research, and practice. We believe that this core is best realized using a scientist-professional training model that includes a systematic analysis of human behavior, careful applications of best practice, and a methodical evaluation of the effectiveness of these applications.
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Licensed Psychologist
- College or university professor in Educational Psychology
To receive a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses, from one or more disciplines, ranging from at least 60-109 units of graduate-level courses. Most plans require research, a dissertation, and comprehensive exams. All plans have residency requirements regarding time spent on the Flagstaff campus engaged in full-time study.
The full policy can be viewed here.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least two years of full-time equivalent coursework beyond the master's degree
- Two consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring) of full-time residency
- A preliminary exam
- A comprehensive exam
- The completion of a one-year internship
- The preparation of a dissertation
|Minimum Units for Completion||109|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|Dissertation||Dissertation is required.
|Comprehensive Exam||Comprehensive Exam is required.
|Oral Defense||Oral Defense is required.
|Research||Individualized research is required.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Take the following 109 units:
- EPS 599, when taught as History of Psychology (3 units)
- PSY 650 (3 units)
- EPS 712 or EPS 720 (3 units)
- PSY 635 (3 units)
- EPS 680 (3 units)
- PSY 610 (3 units)
- Select from: EPS 610, EPS 611, EPS 612, EPS 701, EPS 702 (3 units)
- Select from: EDF 630, EDF 670, EDF 671, EDF 672, EDF 673, EDF 677, EDF 703, EDL 623 (6 units)
- EPS 670, EPS 700 (4 units)
- EPS 664, EPS 673, EPS 737 (9 units)
- EPS 601, EPS 620, EPS 621, EPS 660, EPS 690, EPS 692, EPS 722 (21 units)
- EPS 740 (3 units)
- EPS 590 or EPS 622 (3 units)
- EPS 796, for the post-practicum internship (9 units)
- EPS 671, EPS 750 (6 units)
- Select from: EPS 705, EPS 764, SOC 656 (3 units)
- EPS 767 (3 units)
- EPS 625, EPS 724, EPS 725 (9 units)
- EPS 798 (3 units)
- EPS 799, for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation. Please note that you may end up taking more than the 9 units of dissertation credit you can count toward your degree because you must enroll for it each term while you are working on your dissertation. (9 units)
For more information about residency and other requirements that pertain to this degree, see Doctoral Requirements Policy.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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