Program Overview

The PsyD in Educational Psychology Degree Program at the California School of Education (CSOE) at Alliant International University can open new doors of opportunity for you and enable you to open them for others. Coursework in leadership and supervision, psychopharmacology, developmental psychopathology, and more help fine-tune your understanding of how you can help each child reach their fullest potential, regardless of their circumstance, so you can go on to make an impact through leading assessment, evaluation, and treatment plans.

At Alliant, we believe that the path to impact is yours to shape. We are putting that belief into action with a big change to our PsyD in Educational Psychology degree program. We are now offering two tracks:

  • School Psychology Track
    For those who have a license or certification in school psychology
  • School Counseling Track
    For those who have a master’s in school psychology or related field


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Program Highlights

Online PsyD Program

The PsyD in Educational Psychology program is offered entirely online so that you can complete your degree from the comfort of your own home.

Varied Curriculum

Our program will arm you with expertise that will not only enhance your education, but will also arm you with the skills you need to better help a vast range of students.

Professional Skill Development

Develop the ability to use and understand research and methods in educational psychology.

Two Tracks

We now offer two tracks to the PsyD in Educational Psychology degree program.

Historically, we were only able to offer this program to those that were already in possession of both a master’s degree in school psychology and a California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential, but—starting in 2019—this program is available to anyone with a psychology or counseling master’s degree. This online program now offers anyone in these fields the knowledge and training they need to make a difference in the lives of students across California and around the world.

The two tracks offered are:

  • School Psychology Track
    For those who have a license or certification in school psychology
  • School Counseling Track
    For those who have a master’s in school psychology or related field, including social work (MSW) and mental health master’s programs such as marriage and family therapy, clinical counseling, applied behavior, behavioral analysis, and similar degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes

Coursework for the PsyD Educational Psychology program ensures candidates are well-versed in the following professional competency areas:

  • Professional Skills – Ability to apply educational psychology theory and educational leadership and management theory including: law, ethics and equity, developmental psychopathology, psychopharmacology, multicultural counseling, leadership, consultation, and supervision.
  • Professional Roles – Understanding of the diverse roles and needs of an applied educational psychologist at the doctoral level.
  • Applied Research – Ability to implement advanced skills in the areas of program development and evaluation, as well as the implementation of qualitative research methodologies.
  • Professional Concepts – Ability to implement organizational consultation practices, small group consultation, and collaborative activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The career outlook for those who have obtained their PsyD in Educational Psychology appears to be relatively strong moving forward. Though the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not separate educational psychologists from their larger “Psychologist” umbrella, the field as a whole is expected to grow 14% between 2016 and 2026. And all factors indicate a similar rate for educational psychologists, as the rate for education careers is projected to grow as well (7-11%, depending on the education level)—and an educational psychology career is certainly where those two worlds come together in a very direct way.

Graduates of our doctorate in Educational Psychology degree program can expect to pursue a career as an educational psychologist, either working with students directly, or from a more macro perspective, helping to design and implement changes in classrooms and schools to make the education experience better for all those involved. Graduates of this program have other career options as well, including: social worker, counselor, forensic psychologist, educational researcher, policy-maker, and college-level professor. An advanced degree can open a world of opportunity. Most post-secondary teaching positions require a doctorate level of education. Developing and conducting ground-breaking research often requires a doctorate level of education. Even the opportunity to broaden your professional prospects within the field of education increases with a higher degree.

Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at:

Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about financial aid options here.

The PsyD in Educational Psychology degree program is an 8-week term program and is open only for Fall enrollment. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here.

The PsyD in Educational Psychology degree is a 50-credit program and takes a minimum of 2 years to complete, across 11 terms.

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Program Campus Locations

The PsyD in Educational Psychology program is only offered as an online program. Explore our online programs below.

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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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At CSOE, we believe that education is the great equalizer and are committed to preparing and empowering the next generation of educational professionals.

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