Doctor of Education in

School Psychology


One Intake a Year

Next: May 15, 2023

Enhance the Mental Health of Our Youth.

Findlay’s online Doctor of Education in School Psychology is one of the only online School Psychology programs in the Midwest. This ​program will prepare you to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth​. There is currently a nationwide shortage of school psychologists and you can help fill a much-needed role in a child’s life.

“There is a significant national shortage for school psychologists,” explained Dr. Julie McIntosh, dean of the College of Education at Findlay. “The mental health of our youth is a top priority for schools but there aren’t enough individuals who have the training needed to be a school psychologist. Our new program will help fill that need, especially for the schools in our region.”

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    $540/credit hour x 99 credit hours = $53,460 total tuition cost

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    No masters degree needed for admission

    Can apply even if have just a bachelor’s degree

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    Accredited Program

    The program is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission.  The College of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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    Only 75 credit hours needed for those holding a school psychologist license

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    Complete in 4 years

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    Quality Matters Certified Courses

    Coursework is QM-certified using Rubric Standards for Course Design

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Pass a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 400. Students who score within one standard deviation of the mean score (375 or above) on the Miller Analogies Test can be granted conditional acceptance into the program, and upon successful completion of both EDUC 700 and EDUC 701 with a “B” or better in each course, can be granted full acceptance into the program.
  • Submit an online application.
  • Supply two letters of recommendation, which will include an assessment of the candidate’s ability to perform doctoral-level work.
  • Official transcript conferring a bachelor’s degree (for master-level programs) or graduate degree (for doctoral-level programs) earned.
  • Interview (face-to-face or online) with College of Education faculty.
  • To obtain full candidate doctoral status, candidates must complete EDUC 700: Writing as a Doctoral Scholar with a “B” or better.

Students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an English speaking university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or Canada must meet the previously listed admissions conditions, plus submit an English language test score.  Students will be either directly admitted or conditionally admitted based on their English language test score.  Visit the International Admissions website for more information.

Example of Courses

EDPY 611 | Counseling Theories and Techniques

EDPY 604 | Issues and Practices in Special Education

EDPY 600 | Role and Function of the School Psychologist

EDPY 602 | Developmental Child Psychopathology and Interventions

EDPY 616 | Human Growth and Development

EDPY 618 | Behavior Management: Classroom Discipline and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support