Tomsk State Pedagogical University

Faculty of Psychology and Special Education

You have to make the most important step in your life – to choose your own professional path. By coming to the Faculty of Psychology and choosing one of the most prestigious areas of training — Psychological and Pedagogical education, you already have set a high standard for your future professional life. Modern society has ever-growing demands for specialists with deep, steady knowledge, who can quickly adjust to new challenges of the world. In this regard, the main goal of our faculty is making conditions for the all-round development of the individual. Such an approach is applied not only for the sake of educational purposes but also for creativity, self-expression, and active life position — everything that develops the ability to be true to yourself in changing circumstances and actively participate in the changes. We hope that you will make the right choice and happy to welcome you to the Faculty of Psychology and Special Education!

Good luck with your upcoming test!

See you at the Faculty of Psychology of TSPU!

Best regards, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Special Education
O.V. Karakulova

The main features of the Faculty:

  • multilevel professional training: bachelor's, master's degree, postgraduate study;
  • study in the framework of two specialties — psychology and pedagogy;
  • various forms of training;
  • a qualified pedagogical staff capable of providing a high level of training;
  • practice-orientated training;
  • great opportunities for professional internship;
  • active involvement in research work;
  • bright student life;

Study at the Faculty of Psychology involves, first of all, an interesting student life, filled with bright events that reveal the personal and creative potential of students.

Student life at the faculty begins with an old tradition — initiation of the first-year students. At a country camp, first-year students undergo a series of professional tests and have themselves immersed in the atmosphere of team spirit. Initiation is full of fun and humor, and it ends with a festive concert and a tea party.

Students of the Faculty of Psychology are actively involved in the sports life of the university and regularly get individual and team achievements in sport and patriotic games like «Startus», «Confrontation», «Assault», etc.

Students of the Faculty of Psychology regularly became winners of educational competitions, competitions in pedagogical skills at the university and city level.

We are especially proud of the events organized by the Faculty within the framework of the annual celebration of Victory Day: a contest of war years pictures, a contest of poems and songs about the war, literary and musical compositions with the invitation of veterans of the Great Patriotic War.

Great attention is paid to the research work of students. Under the guidance of scientific leaders, students study the mental health of teachers and pupils, features of socio-psychological rehabilitation of disabled persons and persons with a special place of residence, the specifics of multicultural education, etc. Interested students are actively involved in the work of the psychological club, where, along with experienced scientists they discuss topical issues of psychology.

In recent years, one of the priorities of the Faculty of Psychology has been establishing international contacts with foreign partners. Within the framework of the academic mobility program, students have an opportunity to study and take internships in universities of the far and near abroad. At the same time, students from Indonesia, Mali, Congo, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan gladly study at our Faculty.

Students of the Faculty of Psychology who show great results in studies, science, sports are awarded trips to cultural and historical places of Russia and Europe.

In the modern world, psychology is a fashionable, interesting, and promising trade. Be sure that time years spent at the Faculty of Psychology will be bright and memorable.


Training program  Program's code  Degree  Study mode Entrance tests 
 full-time   part-time mixed
Special education (defectology): Speech therapy 44.03.03 Bachelor 4 yrs. 5 yrs. 4 yrs. 6 mths
  • Interview
  • Russian language
  • Biology
Special education (defectology): Oligophrenopedagogy 44.03.03 Bachelor 5 yrs.
Psychological and Pedagogical Education: Special Psychology and Pedagogy, Psychology of Education 44.03.02
Bachelor 4 yrs.
  • Biology
  • Russian language
  • Mathematics
Psychological and Pedagogical Education: Psychology and Social Pedagogy, Psychology of Education, Special Psychology and Pedagogy 44.03.02 Bachelor 5 yrs.
Pedagogy and psychology of deviant behavior: Psychological and pedagogical prevention of deviant behavior 44.05.01 Specialist 5 yrs. —  — 
  • Social Studies
  • Russian language
  • Mathematics
Special education (defectology): Speech therapy, Pedagogy and Psychology of Inclusive Education 44.04.03 Master 2 yrs. 2 yrs. 3 mths — 
  • Interview
Psychological and pedagogical education: Pedagogy and Psychology of Education, Practical Psychology and Pedagogy 44.04.02 Master 2 yrs. 2 yrs. 3 mths — 
  • Interview