¿Qué aprenderé?

The dual Doctor of Philosophy - Educational Psychology and Juris Doctor (Ph.D. and J.D.) program prepares participants to meaningfully combine legal and psychological approaches to education and advocacy. Prospective students must apply for and be accepted to each program individually. To graduate, students must earn between 134-143 credit hours and complete a doctoral dissertation.

Available Options

Foundations Track

School Psychology Track

Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete a program at BSL will be able to demonstrate:

  • Legal and Law-Related Knowledge
  • Analysis and Decision-Making
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Professional Identity
  • Written
  • Oral communication
  • Information Gathering and Processing
  • Interpersonal Perspectives
  • Client and Practice Management

Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology

  • Learning Theory
  • Literature Critique
  • Research Design and Methods: Quantitative
  • Research Design and Methods: Qualitative and Mixed
  • Human Measurement
  • Professional Research Skills
  • Professional Identity and Community
  • Specialization Strand Theory
  • Specialization Strand Application


Graduates of the law school typically work as attorneys. A law degree is a prerequisite for admission to the bar in most states, and bar admission is required to engage in the practice of law. Law school graduates work in private law firms, business, government, nonprofit, and academic settings.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Education

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (134-143 CREDIT HOURS)

Costos de estudio
US$22.807,00 por año
Fecha de inicio

29 Agosto 2022


College of Education

Carlson Education Building,

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.,



89154, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes internacionales

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent.

Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

English Proficiency Requirement:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum score: 6.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Paper-based) Minimum score: 74; (Computer-based) Minimum score: 213; (Internet-based) Minimum score: 80. Michigan Test of English Language Placement (MTELP) - Minimum score: 85; Pearson Test of English (PTE)- Minimum score: 65.

Application Deadline: Jan. 15 for fall semester.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.