Doctoral Degrees

Note:  The doctoral programs in Educational Psychology – Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology – School Psychology are being phased out and are no longer accepting new students. Students interested in doctoral programs in psychology are encouraged to apply to the PhD Combined Counseling/School Psychology.

PhD Combined Counseling/School Psychology (new program starting Fall 2016)
Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Psychology - School Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy 

Accreditation Status

Thank you for your interest in our doctoral programs.  Northern Arizona University’s doctoral programs, including the Combined Counseling/School Psychology, Educational Psychology – Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology – School Psychology, are not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

The application as applicant for "accredited, on contingency" status for the Combined Counseling/School Psychology PhD Program was received by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation. This application was reviewed by the APA Commission on Accreditation at its October 20-23, 2016 program review meeting. Based upon that review, the Commission voted to authorize a site visit for our Combined Counseling/School Psychology PhD Program. The site visit will take place during the Spring 2017 semester.

To view the program's status as Under Review (as applicant for "accredited, on contingency" status), see the APA's Programs Applying for Initial Accreditation website. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: 

The American Psychological Association Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
202.336.5979

There have been some very important developments concerning our program that you should be aware of before making a decision to apply.  Please carefully review the following statement.

Statement Regarding Doctoral Program