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Ph.D. in School Psychology

The aim of the doctoral program is to develop health service providers in the specialty of school psychology who are able to apply, through careers in research and practice, psychological and educational principles to improve the psychosocial environments of children (ages birth-21) and their families.

Students admitted to the Ph.D. program complete a master’s in Foundations of Professional Psychology en route to the Ph.D.

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 be qualified to assume positions as university professors, educational evaluators, private consultants, and therapists.

Program Coordinator

David Hulac

This program has been awarded WICHE status. 

Learn more about School PSychology Programs


UNC Campus

Credit Requirements

127-128 credit hours including a master's degree en route

Ph.D. Course Information

Time to Completion

5 Years