Counseling/School Psychology PhD

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

The combined Counseling/School Psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA and adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of training. The program is designed to prepare psychologists who can evaluate, provide and enhance human services through scientific inquiry, and practice. The combined program model provides students with an opportunity to receive specialized training in either counseling psychology or school psychology. The major difference between the two concentrations is school psychology's focus on child and adolescent client populations as compared to counseling psychology's emphasis on older adolescent, and adult populations.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2110
Fax: 716-645-7937

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 96 Hours


  • 5+ Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.