Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in School Psychology 

The Ph.D. program at Central Michigan University (CMU) is accredited by the American Psychological Association 1 and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists 2 and seeks to prepare school psychologists to provide consultation, intervention, and assessment services to schools and school children. School psychologists, who work with students, teachers, parents, administrators, community specialists, and programs, promote learning environments in which all children and adolescents can achieve their potential.
The Doctoral Program typically consists of four years of intensive, full-time, academic preparation plus a one year, full time internship.  The program meets the Michigan requirements for certification as a school psychologist as defined by the State Board of Education. In addition, completion of the program fulfills the requirements for certification as a school psychologist in the majority of states.

1Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Telephone: 202-336-5979. Email: Web:


APA, Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2011)

2National Association of School Psychologist. (2010). Principles for Professional Ethics.