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Course Sequence 
School Psychology (PsyD)

The courses and sequence listed below are subject to change. Please consult the course catalog for additional information.

The PsyD program requires 111 credits for degree completion.

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Summer
  • SPSY 531 - Theories of Learning and Behavior (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 524 - Basic Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 Credits)
Fall
  • WRIT 100 - Writing in Psychology (0 Credits)
  • SPSY 501 - Professional School Psychology (2 Credits)
  • SPSY 512 - Psychometrics (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 613 - Assessment I: Cognitive (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 725 - Cognitive Aspects of Behavior (1 Credit)
Winter
  • SPSY 504 - Developmental Psychology (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 507 - Exceptional Child (2 Credits)
  • SPSY 528 - Behavior Assessment (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 615 - Assessment II: Academic (3 Credits)
Spring
  • SPSY 551 - Practicum: Functional Assessment (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 618 - Assessment III: Behavioral, Social and Emotional (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 748 - Biological Aspects of Behavior (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 749 - Social Aspects of Behavior (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 751 - Affective Aspects of Behavior (1 Credit)
Total Credits Year One: 31
Summer
  • SPSY 508 - Foundations of Psychotherapy (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 527 - Ethics and Law in Professional Practice (3 Credits)
Fall
  • SPSY 619 - Consultation and Collaboration in Educational Settings (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 622 - Direct Assessment of Academic Skills (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 664 - School-Based Practicum (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 732 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 774 - Advanced Integrative Knowledge Seminar (2 Credits)
Winter
  • SPSY 526 - Single Case Experimental Design (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 614 - Multicultural Perspectives in Psychology (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 617 - Academic and Behavioral Intervention (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 664 - School-Based Practicum (1 Credit)
Spring
  • SPSY 525 - Behavior Change and Systems Support (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 535 - Clinical Supervision Management and Training (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 623 - English Learners: Implications and Accommodations (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 664 - School-Based Practicum (1 Credit)
Total Credits Year Two: 36
Summer
  • SPSY 796 - Objective Comprehensive Exam (0 Credits)
  • SPSY 733 - History and Systems of Psychology (2 Credits)
  • SPSY 776 - Dissertation Seminar (1 Credit)
Fall
  • SPSY 736 - CBT I (2 Credits)
  • SPSY 760 - Advanced Practicum Seminar I (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 792 - Dissertation Advisement (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 783 - Research Methods (3 Credits)
Winter
  • SPSY 737 - CBT II: Treatment Strategies (2 Credits)
  • SPSY 761 - Advanced Practicum Seminar II (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 784 - Statistical Analysis (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 792 - Dissertation Advisement (1 Credit)
Spring
  • SPSY 506 - Physiology (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 620 - Prevention and Crisis Intervention (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 738 - CBT III: Applications (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 762 - Advanced Practicum Seminar III (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 792 - Dissertation Advisement (1 Credit)
Total Credits Year Three: 26
Summer

No Courses

Fall
  • SPSY 745 - Supervision (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 747 - Neuropathology (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 779 - School-Based Externship (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 792 - Dissertation Advisement (1 Credit)
Winter
  • SPSY 741 - Assessment IV: Neuropsychology (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 779 - School-Based Externship (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 792 - Dissertation Advisement (1 Credit)
Spring
  • SPSY 735 - Linking Neuropsychological Assessments to Interventions (3 Credits)
  • SPSY 740 - Instructional Design and Delivery (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 779 - School-Based Externship (1 Credit)
  • SPSY 792 - Dissertation Advisement* (1 Credit)
  • SPSY XXX - Dissertation Editing** (0 Credits)
Total Credits Year Four: 15

* Students will continue to take SPSY 792 until dissertation has been successfully defended. Dissertation credits beyond the required 7 terms do not count for total degree credit requirements.

** Doctoral students who have successfully defended their dissertations will register for this course until all edits are made to the satisfaction of their dissertation chairs/committees and the final documents are submitted for binding. The fee will be waived for the first term; for any subsequent terms, students will be charged for one credit/term until the final documents are submitted for binding. To have the Doctor of Psychology degree conferred a student is required to complete all degree requirements as well as bind their dissertation for the library.

Summer
  • SPSY 700 - Introduction to Internship (0 Credits)
Fall
  • SPSY 786 - Internship (1 Credit)
Winter
  • SPSY 787 - Internship (1 Credit)
Spring
  • SPSY 788 - Internship (1 Credit)
Total Credits Year Five: 3
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