Educational Psychology Doctor of Psychology Program

Achieve Your PsyD in Educational Psychology And Become A Distinguished Leader In the Field

With Alliant’s doctoral degree program in educational psychology, you can help further the professional practice, academic excellence and cutting edge research surrounding school psychology in California and beyond. Alliant’s school psychology PsyD program is right for you if you wish to:

  • Conduct groundbreaking research
  • Make advances in the ever-evolving field of school psychology
  • Be a leader in areas of assessment, psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, education law, consultation, organization psychology and program evaluation
  • Teach at the college or university level
  • Broaden career opportunities in education
  • Pursue advanced positions in government, private businesses or organizations at the local, state or national level
  • Enjoy intellectual satisfaction
  • Improve your earning capacity
  • Qualify to pursue licensure as a psychologist with the California Board of Psychology

Specialize Your Degree to Address Students’ Emerging Needs

Children in our constantly changing, complex society enter the school environment with a host of unique needs. Educational psychology doctoral program students select six focus area courses to research and develop specialty areas of expertise. Popular focus areas include:

  • Adolescent stress, coping and resilience
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Pediatric psychology
  • Infant and preschool mental health, including assessment and intervention
  • Child neuropsychology
  • Provision of services for children and adolescents in alternative placements

Program Overview

  • 50 units
  • 10-unit pre-doctoral internship (optional)
  • Full program completion in three years
  • Late afternoon, evening and/or weekend classes for working professionals
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Ability to develop a special emphasis area of study
  • Trimester format with Fall, Spring and Summer terms
  • Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego Cohorts: Weekday evening course format
  • San Francisco Cohorts: Weekend executive seminar format


  • Four California locations: San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Francisco

Admission Requirements

  • Application – Apply now online
  • A valid PPS credential in School Psychology
  • Interview
  • Two letters of recommendation from supervisors, academic instructors, volunteer coordinators or other professional and/or academic relationships
  • CV/Resume
  • 5-7 page personal essay including autobiographical statement, professional aspirations, accomplishments and any relevant experience working with children and adolescents
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally-accredited university(degrees in progress are acceptable) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (GPA exemptions may be granted)
  • $65 application fee
  • International students: Please review Alliant’s additional admission requirements for international applicants.