Ph.D. in School Psychology

School Psychology

Ph.D. in School Psychology

Become a practicing school psychologist, conduct independent research, take a leadership role in special education, or prepare for private practice.

This program gives you several career options while you learn from the scientist-practitioner model, where research and theory will inform your work, and real-world experiences will help your research.

Completion of this 94-credit hour degree program takes most students five to six years of full-time study. In that time, you’ll complete at least 800 hours of practica and 1,500 hours of internship work, which will give you the experience you’ll need to earn licensure. You’ll also conduct field-based research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Our research focus includes:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Social justice/educational equity
  • School-based mental health
  • Trauma, trauma-informed practices, and trauma-informed Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Students with emotional and behavioral disorders, particularly students placed in self-contained classroom settings
  • Action research in schools

Our Faculty

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Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Indigenous youth, multicultural awareness, and academic interventions
Email:
lnaguila@iu.edu
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Associate Professor

Email:
sbellini@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8325
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Assistant Professor

Email:
shurwitz@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8134
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Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Trauma-informed multi-tiered systems of supports; students with emotional disabilities; social justice
Email:
ormiston@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 855-0352
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Professor

Research Areas:
Social justice, culturally responsive practice, consultation
Email:
dashri@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8049

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