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Program/Degree
School Psychology (PHD) 
Program Description

Our Ph.D. curriculum is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in school psychology and related disciplines. Graduates of this program are prepared to assume roles that may involve research, scholarship, or practice. For example, they may function as academic school psychologists, licensed psychologists who work in schools, certified school psychologists, educational consultants, or private practitioners.

For additional information on the Ph.D. degree program, please go here https://www.coe.arizona.edu/dps/school-psychology 

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Dept of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies -

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is committed to research about and teaching of students with disabilities and special abilities. The department’s research, teaching, and service address current issues in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, and deaf studies.

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages. This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels. To accomplish our mission, the department offers nationally recognized undergraduate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees to prepare teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and researchers and educators in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, gifted education, sign language and deaf studies, and educational interpreting.

The Graduate College requires an Application for Admission submitted online, along with an application fee.

The department requires the following documents to be submitted through your online application:

·         Two Official Transcripts of all previous college work from each college or university previously attended being sent Attention: Cecilia Carlon at the College of Education at P.O. Box 210069, Tucson, AZ 85721-0069.  You are also welcome to bring official copies to Room 414 at the College of Education.

·          International students must provide a TOEFL score of minimum 79, and scores cannot be older than two years. The institutional code for the University of Arizona is 4832.

·         Three letters of recommendation from persons who have direct knowledge of your academic and/or professional performance and potential for graduate study. These letters should be recent. It is preferable to have letters of recommendation that are specific to admission to our program and your recommenders will be able to upload letters through this venue. (Look for instructions below)

·         Autobiographical essay (1-2 pages, double spaced) that describes:

o    how the applicant's professional, educational, and life experiences have influenced the desire to pursue graduate studies in the area of Behavior Support.

o    the applicant's career goals and how graduate study would contribute to their realization, and

o    the applicant's goals and objectives for graduate study

o    the autobiographical essay has the option to be uploaded (look for instructions below)

Your application will be considered once you have submitted all required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied. Once your application has been submitted, you may check the status of your application at any time by logging in to this account and opening this application. Please do not call the department regarding the status of your application. You will be notified via email as soon as a decision has been reached.

 

 

 
College
College of Education  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Cecilia Carlon
520-626-1248
Graduate Program Coordinator
Cecilia Carlon
520-626-1248
Director of Graduate Studies
Linda R Shaw
520-621-7832
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lori D'Anna
520-621-9227
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

A graduate college application (apply now)

Transcripts of all previous coursework

Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.25

Scores on the GRE (includes Verbal, Quantitative, & Writing sections)

TOEFL (550 minimum) or CBT (213 minimum) for international applicants only

A statement of professional goals

Three letters of recommendation from professionals who can adequately address your ability to be successful graduate student and professional

 
Standardized Tests

Please see Admissions Information Requirements.

 
Financial Aid

Contact your advisor or faculty in your program for information by visiting the department web site.

http://www.coe.arizona.edu/dps

 
Admissions Deadlines

The deadline for submitting applications is December 1st.

 

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 3406 for Major

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

The School Psychology Ph.D. Program requires a minimum of 85 credits in the school psychology major, a minimum of 9 credits in a minor area, and 18 credits of dissertation. Update the link with the handbook

For more information please visit the following link:  https://www.coe.arizona.edu/dps/school-psychology

 
Minor Requirements

Minor specialization (9-12 credits determined by minor committee)

Minor work shall be taken in a related discipline selected by the student with approval by the doctoral committee

 
Student Handbook
https://www.coe.arizona.edu/dps/school-psychology/apply  

Program StatisticsInformation about these numbers

Program-level Information
Application Acceptance Rate 50%
Med. Time-to-degree (years) 5.50
 
Department-level Information
Enrollment Percent Male 22%
Enrollment Percent Female 78%
Enrollment Percent International 3%
Enrollment Percent URM 24%

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Last revised 16 Oct 2017