School Psychology Program
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About the School Psychology Program:
The School Psychology Program at the University of Utah offers both Master's/Specialist and Doctoral degree programs. The doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.
Program faculty have diverse research and teaching interests in areas such as:
- behavioral interventions
- generalization strategies,
- traumatic brain injury,
- neuropsychological assessment,
- early childhood intervention,
- developmental disabilities,
- school-wide behavior support,
- social skills,
- diversity issues.
Program faculty are involved in several applied clinical and research projects. Focused training and experience in High-Incidence Disabilities, Autism and Leadership in Severe Disabilities is available.
The Master's degree is designed to prepare qualified and effective psychologists who will practice in schools or school-related settings. The program requires 73 semester hours for the degree which includes a 1,500-hour supervised internship. Upon completing the program, students meet Utah State Licensing Standards, as well as certification requirements for most other states.
The Doctoral degree is designed to prepare psychologists who will practice in schools and other psychologically- and educationally-related settings, such as:
- health centers,
- research and academic settings,
- and mental health agencies.
The program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of graduate education and requires a total of 108 semester hours of coursework, which includes a 2,000-hour internship in school psychology.
Two specialty training tracks are available in the School Psychology Program:
These specialized tracks are intended to offer doctoral students additional training, elective courses, and other specialized practica and internship experiences enabling them to acquire specific skills in each specialty area. Specialization in a track does not replace other requirements for the Ph.D. and should not significantly increase a student's overall hours in the program.