College of Education2012-2013
Department of Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology - School Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy
Our doctoral curriculum follows American Psychological Association guidelines and includes coursework in psychological foundations, educational foundations, specialization, 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 is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and also meets the criteria of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.
This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
What Can I Do with a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology - School Psychology?
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- School psychologist
- 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 taken as History of Psychology (3 units)
- PSY 650 (3 units)
- EPS 712 (3 units)
- PSY 635 (3 units)
- EPS 610, EPS 680, EPS 701, EPS 702, PSY 610 (15 units)
- Select from: EDF 630, EDF 670, EDF 671, EDF 672, EDF 673, EDF 677, EDF 703, EDL 623, EPS 720 (6 units)
- EPS 670, EPS 700 (4 units)
- EPS 604, EPS 673, EPS 674, EPS 738 (12 units)
- EPS 606, EPS 621, EPS 660, EPS 690 (12 units)
- EPS 741 (6 units)
- EPS 796, for the post-practicum internship (6 units)
- EPS 671 (3 units)
- Select from: EPS 764, EPS 750, BME 537, BME 631, ESE 650, 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. You may end up taking more than the 9 units of dissertation credit you can count toward your degree because you must register for it each semester 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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