Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Psychology - School Concentration (M.A.)

Application Deadline

Admission to the Psychology - School Concentration (M.A.) is for the fall term only:

  • Final Deadline: Jan. 15

Admission Criteria

  • No GRE scores are required.
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 is required for full admission to the program, and 2.75 is required for conditional admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. See graduate admissions policies for more information.


  • At least 21 undergraduate credits in psychology, which include courses in each of the following areas (all of which must be completed with a grade of C or better):
    • A minimum of 3 credits selected from the following: Experimental Psychology, Experimental Design, or Research Design
    • A minimum of 3 credits selected from the following: Child Development, Adolescent Development or Human Development
    • A minimum of 3 credits selected from the following: Educational Psychology, Behavioral Principles or Applied Behavior Management
    • Behavioral Statistics
    • Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology
    • Social Psychology
  • The highest-ranking applicants will be required to interview with the faculty of the School Psychology program.

NOTE: For candidates already possessing a master’s degree in School Psychology, courses from a previous degree in School Psychology must be equivalent to required courses in the current MA/C.A.S. program in order to be accepted. Courses that have been taken for the previous M.A. will be reviewed for content and currency by the program director. Additionally, students must earn a minimum of 30 units in the School Psychology program to graduate, as well as complete the culminating internship. Other requirements will be determined on an individual basis.

Application Requirements 

Submit an online application, application fee and official transcripts, along with: 

  • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisors familiar with your record, aptitude and potential for graduate work (email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application) are required.
  • Personal Statement: A letter of intent indicating why the applicant is interested in pursuing graduate study in school psychology.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

U.S. Immigration requires F1 and J1 students to be enrolled full-time with the majority of their classes taken in-person and on campus. For a list of TU programs that comply as well as information on required credential evaluations and English-language proficiency, please see admission requirements for international students.