Doctor of Education in

School Psychology

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Enhance the Mental Health of Our Youth

Findlay’s online Doctor of Education in School Psychology is one of the only school psychology programs in the Midwest that is offered online. Our ​program prepares you to enhance the mental health and learning of all children and youth.

“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,” explains Dr. Julie McIntosh, dean of the College of Education at Findlay. “Our program will help fill that need, especially for the schools in our region.”

Our accredited online program can be completed in four years – or less if you already hold a school psychologist license.

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    $54,945 total tuition

    $555/credit hour x 99 credit hours

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    No masters degree needed for admission

    You can apply if you have a bachelor’s degree

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    Accredited program

    The University of Findlay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Preparatory programs offered by the College of Education for prospective teachers and other school personnel are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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    Quality Matters certified courses

    Coursework is QM-certified using Rubric Standards for Course Design


Sample Courses

EDPY 600 – Role and Function of the School Psychologist

EDPY 602 – Developmental Child Psychopathology and Interventions

EDPY 604 – Issues and Practices in Special Education

EDPY 611 – Counseling Theories and Techniques

EDPY 616 – Human Growth and Development

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

2025 Cohort Application Opens: June 1, 2024
Early Review Application Deadline: November 1, 2024
Final Application Review Deadline: February 1, 2025

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Education in School Psychology is handled through the Office of Admissions, which is the office that handles all graduate admissions to The University of Findlay.
To be considered for initial acceptance, candidates must:
  1. Possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution.
  2. Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Submit an online application form.
  4. Supply two letters of recommendation, which will include an assessment of the candidate’s ability to perform doctoral-level work.
  5. Submit official transcripts, which can be in the form of attested credentials from a University-recognized document verification agency, of all baccalaureate-level work.
  6. Supply a Curriculum Vita or Resumé.
  7. Supply a Statement of Purpose.
  8. Supply a writing sample.
  9. 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 American universities must meet the previously listed admissions conditions, plus:
  1. Must have a verified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 8 composite score with all bands at 7.5 or above, or an equivalent score as indicated on the University of Findlay’s English Exam Admission Standards. Full admission is dependent on satisfying all admission requirements.
  2. Provide an affidavit of financial support (original), if not an American citizen or permanent resident.

If your native language is not English and you have not graduated from an English speaking university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or Canada, you must also submit an English language test score. You will be either directly admitted or conditionally admitted based on your English language test score. Visit the international admissions website for more information.