Graduation Requirements

Upon satisfactory evaluation by the faculty (ARC*), the doctorate is awarded to candidates who have successfully completed the following requirements of the program:

  1. 121 graduate credits of course work as designated+
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (please note: Any course grade below a B must be retaken and a grade of at least B must be obtained.
  3. Successful completion of Doctoral Practica I and II
  4. Successful completion of the Foundations Comprehensive Examination, ACE (Assessment Competency Exam),  Competency in Fundamentals of School Psychology Practice and ICE (Intervention Competency Exam) 
  5. Successful completion of the Doctoral Dissertation
  6. Successful completion of an approved (1750 hour minimum) internship in school-clinical psychology

*ARC is an acronym for Academic Review Committee, a standing clinical faculty meeting that convenes periodically, but not less than twice annually, to review student progress.

+After year two of the program, students are awarded a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology.