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

We are very pleased to inform you that the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA) has issued a Notice of Actions indicating that the NAU Counseling/School Psychology program has been granted initial Accreditation, on contingency.  According to the CoA Accreditation Operating Procedures, "‘Accredited, on contingency’ is granted to a doctoral program when the program demonstrates initial evidence of educational quality consistent with the SoA [Standards of Accreditation] and the capacity to meet all accreditation standards in the designated time frame. Review for this status requires matriculation of students, clinical evaluations of students in practicum, evidence of the integration of science and practice, and significant resource allocation.”

Students who complete a program that is recognized as “accredited, on contingency” effective before their graduation date will have completed an APA accredited program. Accreditation is effective from the last date of the site visit, April 6, 2017. The CoA will conduct its next review of the NAU program in 2020, at which time the program will be considered for full accreditation status.  
To view the program’s accreditation status, see the APA-Accredited Programs website. Questions related to the program’s accreditation 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