Degree Requirements

Ph.D. in School Psychology

Training Director: Patricia Lowe, 634 J.R. Pearson, 785-864-9710, tlowe@ku.edu

The program leads to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The curriculum prepares the student to function professionally as a school psychologist and to develop the skills of a psychoeducational consultant. The program emphasizes current issues and trends in school psychology. The doctoral program adheres to a scientist-practitioner orientation that extends the student’s professional skills and theoretical understanding of school psychology issues. This approach helps the student to acquire competence in research and in the teaching of psychology.

Admission

The admission deadline is December 15 to begin course work in the following summer or fall.

Required Admission Materials

  1. Graduate application and application fee. See Admission in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.
  2. PRE departmental application.
  3. 1 copy of official transcripts of all previous college work, sent directly to the Graduate Application Processing Center. The original transcript is forwarded to the School of Education to complete licensing and/or certification paperwork.
  4. GRE (general test) scores: Institution code, R6871; Department code, 3406.
  5. Letter of intent.
  6. Résumé.
  7. 3 letters of recommendation from people who can assess the applicant’s prospects for completing the program.

Contact Info

Department of Psychology and Research in Education

J.R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road, Room 621
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
785-864-3931
preadmit@ku.edu
http://www.soe.ku.edu/pre
Steven W. Lee, Chair
785-864-3931
, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
785-864-9645
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