School Psychology Graduate Programs
The Specialist and Doctoral Programs in school psychology at UC offer extensive training and fieldwork, preparing highly professional psychologists to make significant contributions in child and family advocacy, and leadership in up-to-date research methods and practices. Both Programs are approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
- The Specialist-level (EdS) Program includes 2 years of full-time study followed by a 10-month full-time, supervised internship in a school setting. Students complete a master’s degree in the course of this 3-year Program.
- The Doctoral-level (PhD) Program is based on a comprehensive 5-year program of study, including 3 full years of coursework and integrative field experiences, a 10 month full-time internship consistent with APA doctoral internship requirements, and research and dissertation requirements. Download a copy of the 2021 PhD Program Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data (PDF).
Why Choose UC School Psychology?
- School Psychology regularly named one of US News Best Jobs
- 100% pass rate on national licensing exam
- 100% employment in school psychology related positions post-graduation
- Develop skills for evidence-based, comprehensive, and data-based school psychology practice to support the academic and social-emotional development of children
- Learn strategies to ensure that all students have equitable access to resources and opportunities
- Program applies an ecological, behavioral approach to assessment, prevention, and intervention
- Both the Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs are approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
- The Ph.D. Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)
- Both programs include a course sequence verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
- 100% of students receive tuition scholarships or Graduate Assistantships
- 100% of doctoral students are supported with Graduate Assistantships
- 100% placement in paid internship positions
- School-based, real world practical experiences begin the first semester of study
- Broad range of experiences in preschool – high school settings supporting learners from culturally diverse backgrounds
- All students are involved in research throughout training
- Research is applied, focused on identifying evidence-based strategies to improve students’ skills and support teachers, schools, and parents
- Graduate students are admitted in cohorts of 12-15 and progress together
- Five full-time faculty, all with Doctorates in School Psychology
- Collaborative, supportive faculty and student relationships
- The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with over 46,000 students, including over 11,000 graduate students
- Modern, state-of-the art facilities
- Cincinnati has been rated one of the most attractive and livable cities in the US