School Psychology

The first APA accredited program in the nation (1971), and reaccredited for seven years in 2014, the School Psychology Program at UT Austin uses the scientist-practitioner model to prepare PhD psychologists to understand and enhance the development of children and adolescents in context. Education and training includes strong preparation in the academic foundations of psychology, in the research skills essential to the contribution of new knowledge, and in the competent and ethical professional practice of assessment, intervention, and consultation. Our graduates are employed in colleges and universities, school systems, mental health and child guidance centers, medical centers, and independent clinical practice. The program has a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective and is acknowledged as an exemplary model of doctoral training in school psychology.