University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Psychology Ph.D. - School Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy - Psychology; School Psychology Concentration


Required Course Credits77-81
Core/Electives (PSYX/COUN/EDSP) Credits39
Pre-Doctoral Internship Credits3
Total Hours119-123

Degree Specific Credits: 119-123

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • MA degree is conferred on route to the terminal doctoral degree based on credits and completion of the MA Thesis Project.
  • Minor changes may occur due to availability of course offerings.

Required Courses

Complete the following courses:
EDSP 462Special Education Law, Policy, and Practice3
PSYX 501Teaching of Psychology3
PSYX 520Advanced Psychological Statistics I3
PSYX 521Advanced Psychological Statistics II4
PSYX 522Multivariate Statistics3
PSYX 523Research Design3
PSYX 525Psychological Evaluation I3
PSYX 530Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing3
PSYX 534Applied Clinical Methods (2x4)8
PSYX 535Child Interventions3
PSYX 536Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychopathology3
PSYX 580Professional School Psychology3
PSYX 582Behavioral Assessment & Intervention3
PSYX 583Academic Assessment & Intervention3
PSYX 587School Psychology Methods9
PSYX 630Ethics, Professional & Cultural Issues3
PSYX 599Thesis/Research Project4-6
PSYX 699Dissertation7-9
Advanced practicum/assistantship6
Select one of the following:
Field Placement-Clinical
School Psychology Methods
Advanced Applications of Clinical Methods
PSYX 588School Psychology Internship3
Total Hours119-123

Minimum Required Grade: B-