School Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

Why study School Psychology?

The University of Cincinnati’s Ph.D. School Psychology Program is dedicated to preparing highly competent school psychologists utilizing a scientist-practitioner model. Doctoral-level graduates are prepared to serve as school psychologists in schools, clinics, hospitals, and other agencies, as well as for academic and research positions. In addition to foundational competencies of school psychology practice, doctoral-level graduates are trained in research, supervision, and leadership. Both theoretical and empirical bases of professional practice are emphasized, and a diverse range of practical field experiences are provided throughout the preparation. Doctoral trainees received advanced training in the psychological foundations of professional practice, as well as theoretical foundations of applied behavior analysis.

Admission Requirements

• Transcripts and a minimum GPA of 3.2 • Vitae / Resume • Goal Statement • 3 Letters of Recommendation submitted through the online system

Application Deadlines

The program admits students once a year for the fall semester. Applications are due December 1.

To apply to our School Psychology Ph.D. program, complete our online application.  Learn more about our School Psychology doctoral program by visiting our website or by contacting the program directly for information about application requirements.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

UC's Doctoral Program in School Psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). 

Contact Information

Amanda Carlisle
Program Coordinator
PO Box 210068
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-3335

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Program Code: 18DOC-SPSY-PHD