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School Psychology Doctor of Psychology

Harold Abel School of Psychology

Overview

Capella University's online PsyD in School Psychology program advances your ability to lead strategies that positively impact young people.

Aligned with national curriculum standards for school psychology, this rigorous program is the first and only school psychology PsyD program offered online. Through online coursework, graduate teaching opportunities, and practicum and internship field experiences, you'll develop proficiencies in consultation, supervision, evaluation, research and planning, ethics, and intervention and prevention strategies.

The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs at Capella University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

The Building Blocks of Your PsyD

 Your PsyD in School Psychology includes online coursework, six graduate teaching residencies, and in-person fieldwork experiences. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PsyD.

Degree Outcomes

 With your PsyD in School Psychology from Capella, you'll effectively lead problem-solving, strategize a process for consultation and collaboration with professionals, as well as develop, monitor, and evaluate interventions. Additionally you'll be able to integrate knowledge of school system structure and evidence-based practice and design strategies to supervise and mentor school psychologists.

Career Outcomes

 Common jobs with an online PsyD in School Psychology include faculty member, school psychologist, diagnostician, program evaluator, administrator, researcher or consultant. Potential workplaces include land-based or online college or university, community college, P–12 public or private school, private practice, consulting firm, hospital, clinic or government agency.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start January 8th

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$525 per credit, 145 total quarter credits, 50 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
PSY8001 Orientation to Professional Psychology
PSY8331 Principles of School Psychology
PSY8335 Consultation and Collaboration in the School
PSY8338 Child and Adolescent Development for School Psychologists
PSY7320 Advanced Biological Psychology

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Doctoral Advising

A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your goal.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.