Ohio may be a relatively small state in terms of size, but that doesn’t mean there is a lack of educational opportunities in the field of psychology. In fact, Ohio is rich with psychology schools and graduate programs for students hoping to make a career in this field. The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University is one of the biggest departments on campus, a testament to the importance and popularity of the discipline.

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Ohio State University-Main CampusColumbus, OH56,867Public, 4-year$9,168Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
Master’s
  • Psychology - General
Doctorate
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology - General
University of Cincinnati-Main CampusCincinnati, OH33,329Public, 4-year$9,124Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology - General
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
Master’s
  • Psychology - General
  • School Psychology
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions - Other
Doctorate
  • School Psychology
  • Psychology - General
  • Neuroscience
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Columbus State Community CollegeColumbus, OH30,921Public, 2-year$3,400Campus
Associate
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions - Other
Cuyahoga Community College DistrictCleveland, OH30,853Public, 2-year$2,936Campus
Associate
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Kent State University at KentKent, OH27,855Public, 4-year$9,672Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
Master’s
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Neuroscience
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
Doctorate
  • Educational Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
University of Akron Main CampusAkron, OH27,470Public, 4-year$8,284Campus
Associate
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
Master’s
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Psychology - General
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Doctorate
  • Geropsychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Ohio University-Main CampusAthens, OH26,201Public, 4-year$10,282Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Master’s
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
Doctorate
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
University of ToledoToledo, OH22,610Public, 4-year$7,864Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
Master’s
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology - General
  • School Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Doctorate
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Psychology - General
  • Neuroscience
Sinclair Community CollegeDayton, OH21,106Public, 2-year$1,874Campus
Associate
  • Psychology - General
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Wright State University-Main CampusDayton, OH18,304Public, 4-year$8,354Campus
Bachelor’s
  • Psychology - General
Master’s
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Doctorate
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Completing a degree in psychology is definitely an accomplishment. However, to practice psychology in Ohio requires more than an education. Students will need to meet other criteria set forward by the licensing board of the state.

Ohio Psychology Licensing

Once licensed, the ability to practice psychology in Ohio means that a number of services can be offered, including the following:

  • Treatment for addiction diseases such as struggles with drugs or alcohol
  • Behavioral treatment for individuals including assessment and therapy to solve problems related to anxiety, depression, and more
  • Group therapy sessions to treat people with similar mental health issues

Obtaining a Psychology License in Ohio

The Ohio Board of Psychology is the governmental body that issues licenses to practice psychology within the state.

To acquire a license, a candidate must follow the below steps.

Meet basic qualifications including being 21 years of age or older, passing a criminal background check, and being of ‘good moral character’

Hold a doctoral degree in psychology or school psychology from an accredited institution

Complete 3,600 hours of supervised training

Pass two exams, one specific to practicing psychology in Ohio

Submit appropriate paperwork and necessary fees

Psychology Licensing Exams in Ohio

The test used by the state of Ohio to qualify psychologists is the national standard, the EPPP (Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology). A scaled score of 500 or above is required to receive a passing grade.

Ohio Recognized Psychology Specializations

  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Specialization Requirements

  • Meet appropriate education requirements for school psychology specialization, along with meeting standard licensure expectations

License Renewal

  • 23 hours of continuing education must be completed every two years
Additional Licensure Resources for Ohio

Ohio Psychologist Salary and Employment Trends

Growth and Employment Rate in Ohio for Psychologists vs. Nationwide Data

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Ohio 5.4%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Ohio 2.9%

Number Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists and Psychologists, Other employed 2014

Nationwide 115,810

Ohio 3,490

Nationwide Earnings for Psychologists Compared to Ohio

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists   Psychologist , Other 

Nationwide

Median Wage Annually

$68,900

 

$92,110

 

Ohio

Median Wage Annually

$71,450

 

$84,410

 

Ohio

Median Wage Hourly

$34.35

 

$45.39

 

Ohio

Lowest 10% yearly wage

$42,320

 

$38,980

 

Ohio

Highest 10% yearly wage

$99,500

 

$111,690

 

The list of resources contained below will be helpful in learning more about the study and practice of psychology within the state of Ohio.

Ohio Psychology Resources