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School Psychology, PhD

The principal goal of the doctoral program is the training of a scientist-practitioner who possesses a broad and general knowledge of psychology and is able to apply these skills with proficiency in the areas of advanced intervention, assessment, consultation, research and evaluation. Doctoral graduates are eligible for licensure as psychologists through the state licensure board and as school psychologists through the state Department of Education. Additionally, graduates may also be qualified to assume positions as university professors, educational evaluators, private consultants, and therapists.

The Ph.D. program is accredited, on probation, by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to: Commission on Accreditation Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street NE Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org, Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

The program is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

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  • UNC Main Campus

Tuition & Fees

Total Degree Requirements

129-131 Credit Hours

Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Robyn Hess, 970-351-1636

Dr. Michelle Athanasiou,


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