Loyola University Chicago

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EdD in School Psychology

Doctor of Education (EdD), School Psychology: This blended program is designed for practicing school psychologists who wish to advance their careers by obtaining a doctoral degree. Upon entering the EdD program, students will select an area of specialization in one of the following tracks: Mental Health or  Data-Based Decision-Making

For students who choose the Mental Health track, the primary program emphasis will  be on developing students’ clinical skills. Moreover, students taking courses in the mental health track are well-positioned to pursue licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in IL. Students interested in becoming an LPC should go to the IL state website to obtain the additional requirements needed to obtain the LPC.  

For students who choose the Data-Based Decision-Making track, the primary program emphasis will be on developing students’ ability collect and analyze school-wide data as well as developing students’ skills to become school-based leaders.

Regardless of which track students select, the EdD program in School Psychology is a 72 semester hour program that includes a combination of face-to-face and online courses. Students can complete all coursework in 2 years on a part-time basis. Beyond coursework, students must also complete a culminating Doctoral Research Project (DRP). 

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.