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.

To find information on many of the top psychology schools and programs in Ohio, please check out the helpful search tool below.

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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
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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

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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