Opportunities for School Psychology students

The School Psychology program offers you more than just classroom learning. You have access to a wide variety of opportunities and activities to develop the skills you've learned in your courses, fieldwork and research.

Explore the links below to learn more:


School Psychologists of the University of Dayton (SPUD)

SPUD provides opportunities for leadership, service, fundraising, professional development, and social activities. It was the first officially recognized graduate student organization on campus.

Students can participate in events like Walk for Autism, Walk for Independence, Christmas on Campus, and intramural sports. We also have a Facebook group (stay in touch alumni, professional networking, etc.).

Work as a graduate assistant

A variety of assistantship opportunities are available for students who are enrolled in the program. Recipients receive an annual stipend and tuition credits.

Learn more: Graduate assistantships >>

Study abroad

Students in the School Psychology program can participate in an optional study abroad course in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This opportunity enables students to learn about another culture by visiting schools, agencies, and neighborhoods in another country. 

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Learn more: Study abroad opportunities >>

Connect with regional and national organizations

  • Graduate Community Fellows: Help build community partnerships to benefit the wider Dayton community, while enhancing the learning experience of University of Dayton students through service. 
  • National Association of School Psychologists: Provides support for school psychologists through scholarships, grants, professional development opportunities, information sharing and other means to enable them to better serve students.
  • Ohio School Psychologists Association: Promotes quality mental health services and academic support to help children and adolescents to succeed socially, emotionally, and academically.
  • Southwest Ohio School Psychologists' Association: A branch of Ohio School Psychologists Association that serves ten counties (including Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Preble, Montgomery, Green, Clark, Clinton, and Fayette) in Southwestern Ohio.