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School Psychology, Education Specialist in Educational Studies

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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. 

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Program Features 

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Career Paths 

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. 

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School Psychologist
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Private-Practice Psychologist
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Funding Opportunities 

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Degree Requirements 

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Bachelor’s degree, 3.0 GPA

Test scores: No GRE required

Program start

Autumn Semester 

Minimum Program hours


Deadline to apply

December 1 

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Additional Application Requirements

Special Statement of Intent

  1. Why do you want to become a school psychologist?
  2. How do you feel the mission of the School Psychology Program at OSU align with your desire to be a school psychologist?
  3. Describe your experiences with children.
  4. Describe your interest in working with diverse and urban populations.
  5. Describe your experiences in school settings.
  6. Describe yourself as a student including both strengths and areas for improvement.
  7. What would you like to do after graduating with a degree in school psychology?
  8. What additional information do you want us to know about you?
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National Association of School Psychologists 

The National Association of School Psychologists has granted program approval for the Education Specialist program through 2025.

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