Doctor of Philosophy


Offered on USF's Tampa campus

The Ph.D. in School Psychology is designed specifically for training in school psychology and has been developed to meet all relevant national accreditation standards. Graduates of our program move to positions of employment as university faculty and researchers, as psychologists in school, hospital, and agency settings, and as program leaders in applied settings.

Our program welcomes students who have already earned an Ed.S. degree or the equivalent and are certified as school psychologists or individuals who are looking for advanced doctoral study in the field. These advanced students create their own individualized specialization program within the broader school psychology curriculum, allowing for more in-depth study of content and issues in the field.

Students in the Ph.D. select an area of emphasis that allows them to focus on one or more specialization areas within School Psychology (e.g., organizational consultation, school-based mental health services, pediatric school psychology and intervention). This provides an opportunity for students to graduate with another area of advanced expertise.


To be admitted to the program, you must meet the university's graduate admissions requirements, as well as the specific program requirements.

Admissions Requirements


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