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Prospective Students

Those students whose primary interests are in working with children, youth, families, school personnel, and other agencies are the best match for our program. The faculty place high value on scholarship, research and the development of scientific skepticism to best expand your repertoire of psychological service delivery skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to the highest level of professional conduct are also important qualities for school psychology graduate students to be successful.


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EdS School Psychology

Program and admissions overview

Student handbook

Course catalog


PhD School Psychology

Program and admissions overview

Student handbook

Course catalog

Program goals, objectives and competencies




Various teaching, research, practica, School Psychology Center and faculty/program administrative support assistantships are available within the School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences (STLES). Assistantships are designed to provide a means of financial income for the full-time student and to provide the student with special skills that may be useful in future career endeavors. Every attempt is made to match students with their areas of professional interest while serving as a graduate assistant. A faculty member is assigned to supervise each graduate student in his or her assistantship and graduate assistant performance is evaluated annually.


The OSU School Psychology faculty tirelessly work to procure assistantships to support our students. Every student accepted to the OSU School Psychology Program has received funding from assistantships for each semester they have been enrolled in the program for the past 15 years. These assistantships provide financial support for students which waives a portion or all of both in-state and out-of-state tuition in addition to a monthly stipend. Assistantships provide special skills that may be useful in future career endeavors. Students are matched with their areas of professional interest during their graduate assistantship, under the supervision of a faculty member.


Students who have applied to the program and been invited to the “on campus” interview day complete the application for a STLES assistantship during the interview day. Be sure to notify the faculty that you are interested while you are visiting the program.

Graduate student assistantships may consist, but are not limited to, any of the following activities:


  • Teaching or assisting in the teaching of undergraduate coursework (typically related to child and/or adolescent development, learning or special education).
  • Working in the School Psychology Clinic
  • Assisting the Director of Training (building web sites, organizing materials for conferences, planning and attending department meetings)
  • Serving as a research assistant for a professor
  • Consulting and providing services in a local school district


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