Counseling & Applied Educational Psychology
School Psychology PhD
Applications are due 12/1
Northeastern University’s Doctoral Program in School Psychology is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in school psychology. The ecological perspective and scientist-practitioner training model provide the foundation for the program’s educational goals. Students learn how to conduct research, to use research to inform practice, and to contribute to the scientific foundation of professional practice.
The program has three principal themes:
- Promotion of the educational and developmental success, and the mental and physical health, of children
- The reciprocal influence of science and practice in multicultural and urban contexts
- Development of leadership skills in research and practice
- To produce graduates with understanding of the basic areas of psychology.
- To produce graduates who are competent in research and scholarship.
- To produce graduates who uses a systematic, problem-solving approach in the practice of psychology.
- To produce graduates with awareness, sensitivity and skills in working with diverse individuals, groups and communities, who represent various cultural and personal backgrounds and characteristics defined broadly.
- To produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to engage in professional behavior that is ethically and legally appropriate.
This program meets the "Guidelines for Defining 'Doctoral Degree in Psychology’" as implemented by the ASPPB/National Register Designation Project. Therefore, a graduate of this designated program who decides to apply for licensure as a psychologist typically will meet the jurisdictional educational requirements for licensing. However, individual circumstances vary, and, there are additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to being licensed as a psychologist. Students should contact the state / provincial / territorial licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they plan to apply for exact information. Additional information including links to jurisdictions is available on the ASPPB's web site: www.asppb.org.