The School Psychology, Ph.D., program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in school psychology and related disciplines. More specifically, it is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership that involve applying psychological principles to improve student outcomes. Students in the program are provided with a range of training and research opportunities that aim to increase their competence in school psychology and their ability to function as effective professionals who collaborate well with individuals from different disciplines and celebrate diversity. The program leads to Arizona certification and is known for its strong emphasis on research, scholarship, and professional practice.
The program has been accredited since 1979 by the American Psychological Association and since 1991 by the National Association of School Psychologists. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the APA’s commission on accreditation: