Our program prides itself on offering our students access to faculty members with a diverse set of skills and research interests. Through this diversity, you will develop a broad knowledge base of school-based assessment, consultation, and intervention work. You will also develop expertise within a certain area through involvement on a research team, completion of a thesis and dissertation, and coursework associated with your minor concentration.
Our School Psychology faculty dedicate a substantial amount of time and effort to our graduate students. When selecting students, we are not simply selecting individuals with who we will provide didactic instruction in the classroom, but students with whom we will spend many hours in and outside of the classroom perfecting their clinical and research skills in order to enhance the lives of children and the practice of school psychology.
Note that most of our students do not have a master’s degree when they enter the program. You will complete a master’s degree as part of our doctoral program (but we are not a terminal master’s program). We do accept students who have completed a master’s degree in related areas, and in these cases, it may be possible to complete the program in four rather than five years.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- PhD in Educational Psychology (School Psychology)
Explore the cognitive process both inside and outside of the classroom, connect research to real-world issues in education, or become a skilled psychologist at all levels of child development.
The UGA School Psychology Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the APA Commission on Accreditation:
Association of School Psychologists (ASP)
To advise the scholarly goals and professional interests of future school psychologists.
Faculty advisor: Scott Patrick Ardoin
Graduate Researchers in Educational Psychology
This organization fosters communication between graduate students and faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology and encourages active participation in projects relating to fields represented in the department.
Faculty advisor: Michele Lease