PhD Course Sequence

PhD Course Sequence

School Psychoogy PhD Required Courses and Typical Course Sequence

First Year

Fall Semester: 14 Hours

EDP 5328 Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents I: Cognitive
EDP 5340 Measurement and Evaluation
EDP 5341 Professional Practice, Law and Ethics for School Psychologists
EDP 6360 Experimental Design I
EDP 5V78 Practicum in School Psychology (2 hours)

Spring Semester: 13 Hours

EDP 5337 Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents II: Psychoeducational
EDP 5360 Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents II: Counseling
EDP 5367 Developmental Psychopathology
EDP 6362 Applied Multiple Regression/Correlation
EDP 5V78 Practicum in School Psychology (1 hour)

Summer Semesters: 6 Hours

EDP 5393 Cultural Issues with Children and Familiesa
EDP 5356 Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents I: Behavior

Second Year

Fall Semester: 11 Hours

EDP 5362 Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents III: Academic
EDP 5394 Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents III: Social Emotional
EDP 6365 Latent Variable Models in Education
EDP 5V78 Practicum in School Psychology (2 hours)

Spring Semester: 11 Hours

EDP 5327 Educational Evaluation
EDP 5370 Consultation, Collaboration, and Family-School Partnerships
EDP 6340 Teaching in Higher Education
EDP 5V78 Practicum in School Psychology (2 hours)

Summer Semester: 3 Hours

PSYC 5339 Social Psychology
School Psychology Praxis Exam
Earn Non-Terminal MSEd Degree

Third Year

Fall Semester: 11 Hours

EDP 5366 Psychology of Exceptional Children
EDP 6350 History and Systems of Psychology and Educational Applications
 (Offered every 2 years)
EDP 6V78 Practicum in School Psychology (2 hours)
PSY 5323 Biological Foundations of Behavior

Spring Semester: 10 Hours

EDP 5333 Psychology of Learning, Cognition, and Affect
EDP 5363 Psychological Interventions with Children and Adolescents IV: CBT*
EDP 6201 Doctoral Seminar II
EDP 6V78 Practicum in School Psychology (2 hours)

Summer Semester: 3 Hours

EDP 6332 Advanced Study of Human Growth and Development
Preliminary Examination
Start Internship Application Process

Fourth Year

Fall Semester: 7 Hours

EDP 6157 Doctoral Seminar III
EDP 6V78 Practicum in School Psychology (3 hours)
EDP 6366 Item Response Theory

Spring Semester: 6 Hours

EDP 6V99 Dissertationb

Summer Semesters: 2 Hours

EDP 6182 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology
EDP 6V99 Dissertation

Fifth Year

Fall Semester: 2 Hours

EDP 6182 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology
EDP 6V99 Dissertation

Spring Semester: 2 Hours

EDP 6182 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology
EDP 6V99 Dissertation


Note. Italicized items are suggested times for co-curricular activities.

a.  May be taken as part of the study abroad in Costa Rica program.

b. Students are required to take 9 dissertation hours. The typical plan is to take 6 in spring semester and 1 each the following 3 semesters. Depending on when the student completes the dissertation, the final hours can be adjusted to fit the semester of the dissertation defense. 

Baylor University School Psychology Program

School of Education

Dallas - EdS
Louise Herrington School of Nursing
333 N. Washington Ave,
Dallas, TX 75246

Waco - EdS and PhD
Marrs McLean Science Building
One Bear Place #97301,
Waco, TX 76798-7301

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