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Course Sequence 
School Psychology (PsyD)

The information listed below is from the current course catalog. Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours are subject to change at any time without notice.

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Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
Fall  
SPSY 512 Psychometrics 3
SPSY 613 Assessment I: Cognitive 3
SPSY 524 Basic Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
SPSY 725 Cognitive Aspects of Behavior 1
 Hours10
Term 2
Winter  
SPSY 504 Developmental 1
SPSY 507 Exceptional Child 2
SPSY 528 Behavior Assessment 3
SPSY 531 Theories of Learning and Behavior 3
SPSY 615 Assessment II: Academic 3
 Hours12
Term 3
Spring  
SPSY 501 Professional School Psychology 2
SPSY 551 Practicum: Functional Behavior Assessment 1
SPSY 618 Assessment III: Behavioral, Social, and Emotional 3
SPSY 748 Biological Aspects of Behavior 1
SPSY 749 Social Aspects of Behavior 1
SPSY 751 Affective Aspects of Behavior 1
 Hours9
Second Year
Term 1
Summer  
SPSY 508 Foundations of Psychotherapy 3
SPSY 527 Ethics, Law, and Professional Practice 3
 Hours6
Term 2
Fall  
SPSY 619 Consultation and Collaboration in Educational Settings 3
SPSY 622 Direct Assessment of Academic Skills 1
SPSY 664 School-Based Practicum 1
SPSY 732 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 3
SPSY 774 Advanced Integrated Knowledge Seminar 2
WRIT 100 Writing in Psychology 0
 Hours10
Term 3
Winter  
SPSY 526 Single Case Experimental Design 3
SPSY 614 Multicultural Perspectives in Psychology 3
SPSY 617 Academic and Behavioral Interventions 3
SPSY 664 School-Based Practicum 1
 Hours10
Term 4
Spring  
SPSY 525 Behavioral Change and Systems Support 3
SPSY 535 Clinical Supervision, Management & Training 3
SPSY 623 English Learners: Implications & Accommodations 3
SPSY 664 School-Based Practicum 1
 Hours10
Third Year
Term 1
Summer  
SPSY 598 MS Comprehensive Exam 0
SPSY 733 History and Systems of Psychology 2
SPSY 776 Dissertation Seminar 1
 Hours3
Term 2
Fall  
SPSY 736 CBT I 2
SPSY 760 Advanced Practicum 1
SPSY 783 Research Methods 3
SPSY 792 Dissertation Advisement Students are required to take 6 credits of SPSY 792: Dissertation Advisement; students are required to register for this course until they successfully defend their dissertation, credits beyond the 6 do not count toward their degree. 1
 Hours7
Term 3
Winter  
SPSY 760 Advanced Practicum 1
SPSY 737 CBT II: Treatment Strategies 2
SPSY 784 Statistical Analysis 3
SPSY 792 Dissertation Advisement 1
 Hours7
Term 4
Spring  
SPSY 506 Physiology 3
SPSY 620 Prevention & Crisis Intervention 3
SPSY 738 CBT III: Applications 1
SPSY 760 Advanced Practicum 1
SPSY 792 Dissertation Advisement 1
 Hours9
Fourth Year
Term 1
Fall  
SPSY 745 Supervision 1
SPSY 747 Neuropathology 1
SPSY 779 School-Based Externship 1
SPSY 792 Dissertation Advisement 1
 Hours4
Term 2
Winter  
SPSY 741 Assessment IV: Neuropsychology 3
SPSY 779 School-Based Externship 1
SPSY 792 Dissertation Advisement 1
 Hours5
Term 3
Spring  
SPSY 735 Linking Neuropsychological Assessment to Interventions 3
SPSY 740 Instructional Design & Delivery 1
SPSY 779 School-Based Externship 1
SPSY 792 Dissertation Advisement 1
 Hours6
Fifth Year
Term 1
Summer  
SPSY 700 Introduction to Internship 0
SPSY 795: Dissertation Editing: 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. Dissertation Editing credits do not count toward the minimum of 111 credits required for degree completion.  
 Hours0
Term 2
Fall  
SPSY 786 Internship 1
SPSY 795: Dissertation Editing: 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. Dissertation Editing credits do not count toward the minimum of 111 credits required for degree completion.  
 Hours1
Term 3
Winter  
SPSY 786 Internship 1
SPSY 795: Dissertation Editing: 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. Dissertation Editing credits do not count toward the minimum of 111 credits required for degree completion.  
 Hours1
Term 4
Spring  
SPSY 786 Internship 1
SPSY 795: Dissertation Editing: 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. Dissertation Editing credits do not count toward the minimum of 111 credits required for degree completion.  
 Hours1
 Total Hours111
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