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Ph.D. School Psychology

Information for Ph.D. Students in the School Psychology Program

The Ph.D. program in Guidance and Psychological Services with a Specialization in School Psychology began in 1965 and enjoys the rich history of being one of the first such programs in the state of Indiana.  The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation  (Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association; 750 1st Street, NE; Washington, DC 20002; Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: Web:

Dr. Sperry and Ph.D. School Psychology StudentThe program generally takes five years to complete full requirements which includes coursework, practicum and internship, preliminary examinations, and dissertation. Students select an area of sub-specialization in which they obtain focused study in an area of their interest.  Students gain extensive hands-on experience in the P-12 school setting and in the Porter School Psychology Center in the on-campus  Grosjean Clinic in University Hall.  Students provide school psychological services to school-age and college-age clients, consult with school educators and administrators as well as university faculty and students, and supervise beginning school psychology graduate students.  The


provides an overview of the program requirements. The doctoral student handbook is available by request to the director of training. 

Information about the program is summarized in the below document: 

Dr. Carrie Ball  is the Director of Training for the Ph.D. School Psychology program