Ph.D. School Psychology + School Psychologist Certification

Ph.D. School Psychology + Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification
Ph.D. School Psychology + Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification

The Ph.D. program in School Psychology at Lehigh University is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and currently conditionally  approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Questions related to the program's APA accreditation status should be directed to APA's commission on accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st St. NE, Washington, DC 20002.  Phone: (202) 336-5979; email:; web:

Within the Doctoral Program, there are currently several options for developing specialized expertise. Students can choose to complete either a specialization in School-based Prevention or in Pediatric/Health School Psychology. Additionally, if students are interested in pursuing a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) we offer a Verified Course Sequence (VCS) integrated into a plan of study.



SCHP 496 Doctoral Seminar in School Psychology 3
SPED 490  Doctoral Seminar in Special Education 3
EDUC 402 Developmental Psychology 3
EDUC 451 Applied Principles of Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 404 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
EDUC 473 Social Basis of Human Behavior 3
SCHP 429 Special Topics in School Psychology 1-3
SCHP 484 History and Systems of Psychology  3
Required Courses:    
EDUC 410 Univariate Statistical Models 3
EDUC 411 Multivariate Statistical Models 3
EDUC 461 Single-Subject Research Design 3
SCHP 406  Research Methods and Design 3
SCHP 408  Dissertation Proposal Seminar 3
EDUC 491  Advanced Seminars: (with subtitle) 1-6
EDUC 412 Advanced Applications of Psychometric Principles 3
EDUC 486 Doctoral Qualifying Research Project  1-3
EDUC 409  Analysis of Experimental Data 3
CPSY 460 Foundations of Counseling Psychology  3
EDUC 495  Independent Study in: (with subtitle) 1-6
SCHP 434 Applied Research Practicum 1-3
EDL 400 Organizational Leadership and Change Management  3
SCHP 402 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
SCHP 404 Historical and Contemporary Issues in School Psychology 3
SCHP 407 Crisis Management in the Schools 3
SCHP 412 Consultation Procedures   2
SCHP 422 Assessment of Intelligence 3
SCHP 423 Behavioral Assessment 3
SCHP 425 Assessment and Intervention in Educational Consultation 3
SCHP 426 Advanced School and Family Interventions 3
SCHP 431  Practicum in Consultation Procedures 1-3
SCHP 432 Practicum in Assessment of Intelligence 1-3
SCHP 433 Practicum in Behavioral Assessment 1-3
SCHP 435 Practicum in Assessment & Intervention in Educational Consultation 1-3
SCHP 437 Advanced Child Psychopathology  3
SCHP 442 Doctoral Practicum in School Psychology  1-6
SCHP 436 Specialized Practicum in School Psychology 1-3
SCHP 444 Doctoral Internship  1-6

In this program, students have the opportunity to choose one of the two options for developing specialized expertise. These two core options are: 1) School-Based Prevention subspecialization (additional 18 hours, total of 99), 2) Pediatric/Health subspecialization (additional 18 hours, total of 99). DISSERTATION HOURS as necessary - minimum of 2.

Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

Application Requirements & Deadlines