Ph.D. Program Goals and Objectives
Goal 1. Program graduates will learn a solid foundational understanding of broad psychological principles.
Objective 1. To prepare psychologists who have knowledge of social and emotional, cognitive and learning, biological, and developmental aspects of human behavior.
Goal 2. Program graduates will learn the profession and professional practice of school psychology
Objective 3. To prepare psychologists who practice as socially competent professionals who are effective communicators, collaborators, and life-long learners.
Goal 3. Program graduates will learn appropriate assessment and intervention methodologies.
Objective 5. To prepare psychologists who take an evidence-based, problem-solving approach in their prevention and intervention practices with systems and individuals.
Goal 4. Program graduates will learn to be consumers and producers of research.
Objective 6. To prepare students with advanced understanding and skill in the process of scientific inquiry in research and practice.
Objective 7. To prepare students to contribute work to the scientific community through publications and presentations.
A list of course requirements, a typical program of study, and more detailed information can be found in our School Psychology Doctoral Program Handbook. Each student is responsible for obtaining the Psychology Department Graduate Student Manual and for complying with the regulations in that manual.