PsyD in Educational Psychology

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Online PsyD in School Psychology Degree Overview


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A PsyD in Educational Psychology degree can open new doors of opportunity through coursework in leadership, psychopharmacology, developmental psychopathology, and more. The PsyD School Psychology program will enhance your managerial abilities and position you to be a leader within the field of psychology. Through this school psychology doctoral program, you’ll increase your knowledge and skills, and learn to use them to inform improvements in educational systems. Once you complete your PsyD in Educational Psychology, you’ll be qualified to teach at the college and university level and will be equipped with tools to enhance social justice within the field of educational psychology.

 

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Faculty and Admissions

Get the information you need in order to start your school psychology PsyD program, see the latest admission requirements and get to know our diverse faculty with the links below.

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Degree Highlights

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Online PsyD Program

The doctorate in school psychology program is offered entirely online so that you can complete your PsyD degree from the comfort of your home.

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Varied Curriculum

The school psychology doctoral program will give you the expertise to work within and make meaningful changes in educational systems.  

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Professional Skill Development

Once you’ve completed your program and gained clinical experience, you’ll be able to develop your ability to understand, apply, and integrate research and methodology in educational psychology. 

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“This is a profession in which you can really change the hearts and minds of many and really extend your impact…there are many opportunities to be able to completely transform systems and be able to provide the support in more than just direct ways that exponentially increases your impact in the lives of many students.”
Rodrigo Enciso
School Psychologist and CSOE Alumnus
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Degree Information


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With your online doctorate in educational psychology, you’ll be prepared 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 involved. 

Our PsyD in Educational Psychology focuses on social justice, equity,and leadership and expands your knowledge of human development, counseling, program evaluation, and research design. It has a special focus on developing you as a leader to successfully make systems/organizational changes. A doctorate offers potential career advancement for those working in the field of school psychology. It paves the way for careers in research, college/university teaching, program evaluation, consultation, supervision, and being competitive in the private practice realm. The fully online program is designed for those who have a license or certification in school psychology.

Student Learning Outcomes

Coursework for the PsyD Educational Psychology or Doctorate in School 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

  • What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?

    If you are a doctoral student working towards becoming a school psychologist, there are several different career paths you can choose. Graduates of our doctorate in Educational Psychology degree or PsyD in School Psychology  program can expect to pursue a career as an educational psychologist or certified school 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 school psychology doctoral program have other career options as well, including: social worker, counselor, forensic psychologist, educational researcher, policy-maker, and college-level professor. A doctoral 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.

  • What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me as a doctoral student?

    Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education as a doctoral student. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.

  • When does PsyD in Educational Psychology degree program start?

    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 8-week term academic calendar here.

  • How long does it take to complete the PsyD in Educational Psychology degree program?

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

  • What is the modality of this program?

    The PsyD in Educational Psychology program is offered fully online. All classes and coursework can be completed virtually and on your time, allowing you to tailor your education to your schedule.

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Degree 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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Why CSOE

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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What will your impact be?

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