School Psychology

Educational Specialist

Why study School Psychology?

The University of Cincinnati’s EdS School Psychology Program is dedicated to preparing highly competent school psychologists utilizing a scientist-practitioner model. Graduates are prepared to make significant contributions to educational systems that improve important outcomes for children and families through up-to-date and research-based professional practice. Specialist-level graduates are prepared to obtain licensure as a school psychologist to support children and families in schools.

Our School Psychology graduate program operates from an ecological-behavioral orientation with a social justice lens. Students are prepared with a strong behavioral orientation that utilizes the theories and research of applied behavior analysis. Students are also trained to engage in culturally relevant service delivery, continually improve their own cultural competence, and challenge systems to achieve equitable outcomes for all students. The program emphasizes the delivery of school psychological services from a consultative, collaborative problem-solving framework to improve outcomes for children and families.

Admission Requirements

• Transcripts and a minimum GPA of 3.0 • Vitae/Resume • Goal Statement • 3 Letters of Recommendation submitted thorugh the online application portal

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.

Learn more about our School Psychology program and program expectations for further knowledge. 


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

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

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Program Code: 18MAS-SPSY-EDS