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Admissions Requirements

The application process for admission into the PsyD in School Psychology state certification degree program requires the submission of all materials that will enable the School Psychology Admissions Committee to verify the applicant's academic qualifications to enroll at a graduate professional school.


To be considered for application the applicants must possess the following:

  • A master's degree or higher in Educational Psychology from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including all graduate work)
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • Evidence of Criminal Background Check*
  • Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee

All applications for admission will be submitted to the Admissions Department and will include at least the following:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Personal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession
  • Current résumé (or current summary)
  • Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Assessment of applicant's personal integrity, maturity, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate
    Note

    *Students at Argosy University, Phoenix are required to present a photocopy of valid Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (plastic) issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the PsyD in School Psychology state certification degree program are required to complete twelve core courses (33 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PS7012 - Ethics and Law in School Psychology
(3)

(3)

PS7014 - Social and Emotional Assessment: Children and Adolescents
(3)

(3)

PS7016 - School Consultation, Collaboration, and Supervision
(3)

(3)

PS7021 - Curriculum Based Assessment and Interventions
(2)

(2)

PS7023 - Behavioral Assessment and Interventions
(3)

(3)

PS7025 - Prevention and Crisis Intervention
(2)

(2)

PS7026 - School Organization, Research and Program Planning
(2)

(2)

PS7027 - Counseling and Child Psychotherapy
(3)

(3)

PS7029 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
(3)

(3)

PS8014 - Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents
(3)

(3)

PS8016 - History and Systems
(3)

(3)

Students Choose One of the Following

 

PS8012 - Advanced Statistics and Research
(3)

(3)

R7031 - Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research
(3)

(3)

R7034 - Advanced Statistical Methods
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—33 Credit Hours

 

Concentration Requirements

Students enrolled in the PsyD in School Psychology state certification degree program will complete four concentration courses (12 credit hours) in one of three concentration areas:

  • Advanced Assessment Concentration
  • Cultural Linguistic Diversity Concentration
  • Intervention and Counseling Concentration
Advanced Assessment Concentration Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS8018 - Cognitive Behavioral and Advanced Therapy
(3)

(3)

PS8026 - Advanced Assessment of Low Incidence Disorders
(3)

(3)

PS8028 - Multidisciplinary Team-Based Assessment
(3)

(3)

PS8646 - Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment
(3)

(3)

Advanced Assessment Concentration Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Cultural Linguistic Diversity Concentration Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS8018 - Cognitive Behavioral and Advanced Therapy
(3)

(3)

PS8029 - Multicultural and Multiethnic Educational Interventions
(3)

(3)

PS8032 - Psychoeducational Assessment of Diverse Populations
(3)

(3)

PS8034 - Counseling and Multicultural Issues
(3)

(3)

Cultural Linguistic Diversity Concentration Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Intervention and Counseling Concentration Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS8018 - Cognitive Behavioral and Advanced Therapy
(3)

(3)

PS8022 - Group Counseling
(3)

(3)

PS8024 - Mental Health Counseling in Schools
(3)

(3)

PS8052 - Family Therapy
(3)

(3)

Intervention and Counseling Concentration Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Dissertation Requirements

Students enrolled in the PsyD in School Psychology state certification degree program will complete a four course dissertation sequence (5 credit hours). Students may be required to enroll in a Dissertation Extension course if dissertation requirements haven't been met.

Dissertation Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PS8515 - School Psychology Dissertation I
(1)

(1)

PS8516 - School Psychology Dissertation II
(2)

(2)

PS8517 - School Psychology Dissertation III
(1)

(1)

PS8519 - School Psychology Dissertation IV
(1)

(1)

Dissertation Requirements—5 Credit Hours

 

Practicum Requirements

Students enrolled in the PsyD in School Psychology state certification degree program are required to complete a four course practicum sequence (12 credit hours). Students may be required to enroll in a Practicum Extension course if practicum requirements haven't been met.

Practicum Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PS7018 - Practicum I
(3)

(3)

PS7019 - Practicum II
(3)

(3)

PS8508 - Practicum III
(3)

(3)

PS8509 - Practicum IV
(3)

(3)

Practicum Requirements—12 Credit Hours

 

Internship Requirements

Students enrolled in the PsyD in School Psychology state certification degree program are required to complete a two course internship sequence (6 credit hours). Students may be required to enroll in an Internship Extension course if their internship contract extends beyond the end of the Argosy semester.

Internship Requirements--Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PS8512 - PsyD Internship I
(3)

(3)

PS8513 - PsyD Internship II
(3)

(3)

Internship Requirements—6 Credit Hours

 

DISCLAIMER(S)

Only the MAED in Educational Administration, the EdS in Initial Educational Administration, the EdD in Initial Educational Administration, the EdS in Advanced Educational Administration, and the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school administration licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.

Only the MA in School Psychology , EdS in School Psychology, and the PsyD in School Psychology are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school psychology licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.

The programs offered through Argosy University Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States regardless of the State in which the student resides.

The PsyD in School Psychology is designed for those who want to become certified school psychologists in the P-12 setting. These programs meet the requirements for certification as a school psychologist and are approved by the Arizona Department of Education. Students are also eligible to apply to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists in a process designed for graduates of non-NASP approved programs.

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