School Psychology

Educational Specialist

Why study School Psychology?

The School Psychology Program at the University of Cincinnati is dedicated to preparing highly competent professional school psychologists from a scientist-practitioner model. Graduates are prepared to make significant contributions to this challenging field through up-to-date and research-based professional practice. The program operates from an eco-behavioral orientation and emphasizes the delivery of school psychological services from a consultative, collaborative problem-solving framework to prevent and remediate learning and behavior problems. A child advocacy perspective provides a framework, along with a scientist-practitioner perspective, for guiding decisions and practices that provide supportive educational environments and enhance positive outcomes for all children through research-based practice and data-based decision making. Both theoretical and empirical bases of professional practice are emphasized, and a diverse range of practical field experiences are provided throughout preparation. The program fosters respect for the uniqueness and human dignity of each and all persons. Self awareness, positive regard for others, and respect for differences are actively cultivated and expected of all students.

Admission Requirements

• Transcripts and a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Vita/Resume
• Goal Statement
• 3 Letters of Recommendation submitted through the online system

Application Deadlines

Students are admitted once a year for a Fall semester start. The application deadline for Fall is December 1.  To apply, go to the Graduate School admissions website.

Please review information on the School Psychology website or contact Amanda Carlisle at or 513-556-3335, about application requirements or to inquire about materials that need to be submitted when applying to this program.


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

UC's EdS Program in School Psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) .The program also is approved for Educator Preparation by the Ohio Department of Education. The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Contact Information

Renee Hawkins
Professor and Program Coordinator
PO Box 210068
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-3342

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Program Code: 18MAS-SPSY-EDS