School Psychology, Education Specialist in Educational Studies
Learn how to become a school psychologist with the ability to deliver comprehensive services, primarily in school settings. At Ohio State, you’ll learn to emphasize the use of research findings in clinical decisions to create interventions and evaluate their effectiveness.
Based in social and cultural theories of psychology and education practices with youth, including social cognition and behavior principles
Strongly focused on preparing you with the expertise to comprehensive school psychological practices
Learn an ecological problem-solving model of practice and how to apply it in a variety of settings, particularly in urban schools.
Train to identify evidence-based practices that address the cultural, academic and social needs of children and youth as well as implement and evaluate those practices.
Four unique field experiences during course of studies.
EdS students in school psychology assist faculty and PhD students in research activities.
Ohio State graduates go to work as school psychologists in a variety of private and public school settings. In the state of Ohio, EdS students can apply for School Psychologist licensure through the State Board of Psychology after practicing as a school psychologist for at least four years (can include internship). This allows you to practice independently.
Key to teaching, research and learning in the college, associateships provide students with professional experience and financial support.
These financial awards are made by Ohio State to students based on academic merit through a university-wide competition.
The college annually awards scholarships to its students to support their academic goals.
Bachelor’s degree, 3.0 GPA
Test scores: No GRE required
Minimum Program hours
Deadline to apply
Additional Application Requirements
Special Statement of Intent
- Why do you want to become a school psychologist?
- Why are you interested in The Ohio State University School Psychology Program?
- Describe your experiences with children.
- Describe your experiences and interest in working with diverse and urban populations.
- Describe your experiences in school settings.
- Describe yourself as a student including both strengths and weaknesses.
- What would you like to do after graduating with a degree in school psychology?
- What additional information do you want us to know about you?
- Describe your research experiences and interests.