School Psychology Graduate Programs

First Year Students 2019

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). 

Why Choose UC School Psychology?

Prepare for an exciting career with bright employment opportunities

  • 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

Make a positive impact on children, families, schools, and communities

  • 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

Earn a valuable degree in an outstanding accredited program

  • 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)

Receive strong financial support for graduate school

  • 100% of students receive tuition scholarships or Graduate Assistantships
  • 100% of doctoral students are supported with Graduate Assistantships
  • 100% placement in paid internship positions

Engage in meaningful and diverse field experiences

  • 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

Participate in cutting-edge research

  • 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

Learn alongside a cohesive group of classmates guided by committed faculty

  • 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

Complete your graduate studies at a premier urban university

  • The University of Cincinnati is 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