Doctor of Philosophy

Part-Time Doctoral Study Option

Each year, the Ph.D. Program in School Psychology provides a small number of students the option to complete their doctoral studies part-time. This option is available to advanced students who have already earned an Ed.S. (or equivalent) degree in School Psychology.

Students applying for this option will be interviewed and evaluated for program acceptance with our traditional applicants, and they will be expected to complete the same Program of Study as any other doctoral student. However, they may complete their program through part-time study.

Students taking this advanced doctoral option will be bound by the residency requirements of the University of South Florida, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the American Psychological Association. Thus, one year of on-site residency will be required. Students wishing to be considered for this option must submit an application to do so to the Admissions Committee. It is anticipated that no more than two students per year will be accepted and that the School Psychology program will have no more than eight part-time doctoral students enrolled at any time.