PhD in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in School Psychology, Certification
|I. General Core (21 hours)|
|ESC_PS 8120||Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents:Psychoeducational Assessment||3|
|ESC_PS 8160||Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Educational Instruction||3|
|ESC_PS 8165||Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Evidence- Based Therapies||3|
|ESC_PS 9560||Psychological Consultation: Schools||3|
|ESC_PS 8250||School Psychology Practicum: Introduction to School Services||3|
|ESC_PS 8260||School Psychology Practicum: School-Based||6|
|ESC_PS 9092||Internship in School Psychology||2|
|ESC_PS 9570||Psychological Consultation: Organizations||3|
|ESC_PS 8087||Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (Clinical Methodology)||3|
|ESC_PS 9125||Professional Iss. in Sch. Psych. II: Rsrch. Design & Application||3|
|ESC_PS 9650||Application of Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research||3|
|ESC_PS 8690||Educational Planning and Evaluation||3|
|ESC_PS 9090||Doctoral Dissertation Educational School & Counseling Psychology||1|
|ESC_PS 9250||School Psychology Practicum: Community-Based||3|
|ESC_PS 9260||Policy Practicum in Professional Psychology||3|
|ESC_PS 9400||Theories and Practices in Supervision||3|
|ESC_PS 9092||Internship in School Psychology||6|
|ESC_PS 9093||Doctoral Internship in School Psychology||3|
|1 additional Quantitative Methods/Statistics course||3|
|II. Psychological Foundations (15 credits total), selected from the following:|
|ESC_PS 8060||Lifespan Development||3|
|ESC_PS 8087||Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (Cognition & Emotion)||3|
|ESC_PS 8087||Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (Functional Neuroscience)||3|
|ESC_PS 8530||Developmental Psychopathology and Exceptionality||3|
|ESC_PS 9000||Multicultural Issues in Counseling||3|
|ESC_PS 8087||Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (Social Bases of Behavior)||3|
|PSYCH 9920||Advanced History of Psychology||3|
|ESC_PS 8070||Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychological Practice||3|
|2 Electives in ESC_PS or related disciplines (6 credit total, approved by the doctoral committee)|
Sample Plan of Study
Below is a sample plan of study for completion of the coursework requirements for the Ph.D. in school psychology, however each individual student’s plan of study varies depending on their pace in the program and individual choices when options are available.
|ESC_PS 8087||1-3||ESC_PS 9125||3||ESC_PS 8120||3|
|ESC_PS 9560||3||ESC_PS 8165||3||PSYCH 9920||3|
|ESC_PS 8260||1-6||ESC_PS 9650||3||ESC_PS 8087||1-3|
|ESC_PS 8690||3||ESC_PS 9570||3||ESC_PS 9090||1-12|
|ESC_PS 8160||3||ESC_PS 8830||3|
|ESC_PS 9000||3||ESC_PS 9092||1-6|
|ESC_PS 9400||3||ESC_PS 8087||1-3||ESC_PS 9090||1-12|
|ESC_PS 8087||1-3||ESC_PS 9260||1-3|
|Total Credits: 49-111|
The qualifying examination for the Ph.D. in School Psychology includes a take-home written examination. It is typically completed at the start of the Fall semester of year 2 in the program, presuming successful completion of ESC_PS 8125, ESC_PS 9125, and ESC_PS 8087 (Clinical Methodology).
Comprehensive Examination Process
The comprehensive examination for the Ph.D. in School Psychology includes a take-home written examination followed by an oral examination with the doctoral committee. This examination process is typically completed at the beginning of the winter semester in year 3 or the start of the fall semester in year 4. Students jointly enrolled in the Masters of Arts program in School Psychology must have completed their master’s thesis/manuscript prior to sitting for their Doctoral Comprehensive exams.
After working with the academic advisor on developing a dissertation proposal, the student meets with her/his doctoral program committee to obtain approval of the written dissertation proposal. This happens before data collection begins. After the project is completed, the student submits a written dissertation and defends her/his dissertation project to the doctoral program committee.
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the PhD in Educational, School & Counseling Psychology program and the minimum requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies.
Apply online by submitting the following documents using the MU Office of Graduate Studies application form by December 1 for the next Fall cohort.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Curriculum Vita
- Official academic transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution in psychology, education, or a related major.
- Statement of purpose addressing the following:
- Describe interests and experiences with working with people from diverse backgrounds (e.g. ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, religious, ability status, sexual orientation). How have these experiences influenced you? (250 word maximum)
- Describe experiences that demonstrate your potential for leadership that you believe distinguish you as a candidate for graduate study. (250 word maximum)
- Describe (1) your research interests that you hope to pursue in graduate school (2) how these interests match those of specific faculty. (Please limit to 500 words)
- Describe (1) your career objectives (2) how these career objectives have developed, and (3) how being accepted into MU’s program will benefit your career aspirations and help you act upon your beliefs, goals, and philosophy. (Please limit to 500 words)
- Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011 should have a combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 305 or tests taken prior to August 1, 2011 combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 1200 or higher.
- TOEFL for international students (preferred score of 580 for paper test, 92 iBT, IELTS 6.5 or higher)