Applications to the School Psychology doctoral program can be submitted through the Graduate School online application.  A complete application to the School Psychology doctoral program consists of (a) personal statement, (b) CV, (c) official transcript, and (d) three letters of recommendation. Additional information can be provided by applicants with the most common being GRE test results (although these are not required of the School Psychology program), or a professional writing sample.  Applications are due January 2 each year for fall admission. Our program does not accept applications for spring enrollment.

Application Timeline

School Psychology Faculty take the admissions process very seriously. Each application is thoroughly reviewed by faculty members following the January 2 submission deadline. By early February, applicants will be contacted regarding their application status and whether or not they will be invited to a campus interview in late February/early March. Applicants are requested to attend one of two interview days. On these days, faculty will provide an orientation to the program and applicants will interview with at least two faculty members. Applicants will also be given ample opportunity to meet with current students. Following interviews, applicants will be informed that they are either accepted, waitlisted, or rejected. Accepted applicants have until April 15 to make a decision about attendance.

Program Costs and Funding

Detailed information on University tuition rates and fees is available through the Bursar's office.

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