Date of Award

2002

Degree Name

Psychology

College

College of Education

Type of Degree

M.A.

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Elizabeth K. Boyles

Second Advisor

Fred Jay Krieg

Third Advisor

Barbara O’Byrne

Abstract

This research evaluates the structure, purpose, and efficiency of the School Psychology Program at Marshall University Graduate College and will be utilized as baseline research for further measures of program efficiency and accountability. This study investigates the satisfaction levels and opinions of the student population, including all current and recent students who have graduated from the program. The methods of data collection were a survey, developed primarily from the goals and objectives of the program, and telephone interviews. The information requested in these methods was structured to provide both qualitative and quantitative data. Frequency analysis of the data resulted in an overall satisfaction rating, indicating that the program is meeting student needs in most areas. Suggestions for program improvement are offered, derived from the student response data, and problems encountered in this research were evaluated.

Subject(s)

Marshall University. Graduate College. School Psychology Program - Evaluation.