School Psychology, PhD

Northeastern University’s Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The program is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in school psychology. The ecological perspective and scientist-practitioner training model provide the foundation for the program’s educational goals. Students have an opportunity to learn how to conduct research, to use research to inform practice, and to contribute to the scientific foundation of professional practice.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated. Students who enter with a master's degree develop an individualized program of study with their advisor, which requires a minimum of 50 semester hours of credit.

Milestones

Comprehensive examination
Annual review
Mentored research project
Dissertation committee
Dissertation proposal
Dissertation defense

Requirements

A grade of B or higher is required in all course work.

Professional Core
CAEP 6365Seminar in School Psychology3
CAEP 7732Legal and Ethical Issues in Community and Educational Settings3
Basic Core
CAEP 6206Learning Principles3
CAEP 6218Infant, Child, and Adolescent Development3
CAEP 6390History and Systems of Psychology3
CAEP 7750Biological Bases of Behavior3
CAEP 7755Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior3
CAEP 7756Social Psychology in an Organizational and Ecological Context3
Multicultural Competency Core
CAEP 6203Understanding Culture and Diversity3
CAEP 6394Advanced Multicultural Psychology3
Assessment and Intervention Core
Complete 53 semester hours from the following (including course work, practicum, fieldwork, and internship):
Course Work
CAEP 6247Child and Adolesent Psychopathology3
CAEP 6345Learning Problems: Educational, Biological, and Ecological Perspectives3
CAEP 6347Behavior Management3
CAEP 6350Introduction to Cognitive Assessment3
CAEP 6399Clinical Skills in Counseling Psychology3
CAEP 6353Curriculum-Based Assessment and Instruction3
CAEP 6354Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment3
CAEP 6360Consultation and Program Evaluation3
CAEP 6401Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools 13
CAEP 6402Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools 23
CAEP 7710Advanced Clinical Assessment3
CAEP 7720Advanced Clinical Interventions3
Practicum
CAEP 6400Prepracticum in School Psychology1
CAEP 8415Practicum in School Psychology 12
CAEP 8416Practicum in School Psychology 22
Fieldwork
CAEP 7741Advanced Fieldwork 11,2
CAEP 7742Advanced Fieldwork 21,2
CAEP 7743Advanced Fieldwork 31,2
CAEP 7744Advanced Fieldwork 41,2
Internship
CAEP 7798Doctoral Internship 11-3
CAEP 7799Doctoral Internship 22
Research Core
Research Course Work
CAEP 6202Research, Evaluation, and Data Analysis3
CAEP 7711Measurement: Advanced Psychometric Principles3
CAEP 7712Intermediate Statistical Data Analysis Techniques3
CAEP 7715Advanced Research and Data Analyses 13
CAEP 7716Advanced Research and Data Analyses 23
CAEP 7777Doctoral Seminar: Program Planning and Evaluation3
Research Teams
CAEP 7771Research Team Experience 11
CAEP 7772Research Team Experience 21
CAEP 7773Research Team Experience 31

Dissertation

Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:

Dissertation

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

104 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required