Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Fall admission only: application deadline: 1/15

Admission Requirements

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

NOTE: These undergraduate prerequisites cannot be used to satisfy any part of the requirements of the degree. They must be completed prior to initiation of course work for the degree.

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission to the program. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study from a regionally accredited college or university*.
  • Acceptable performance on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past five years. Competency for graduate study can also be evidenced by an earned master’s degree in psychology in lieu of the GRE.
  • The highest-ranking applicants will be required to interview with the faculty of the School Psychology program.
  • Three letters of recommendation(Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application).
  • A letter of intent indicating why the applicant is interested in pursuing graduate study in school psychology.

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.


Completed application and admission credentials must meet the deadline of January 15 for fall admission. Students who miss this deadline may contact the program director to inquire if space is still available. Admission is granted on a competitive space-available basis. Applications are not accepted for spring admission. *All applications should be submitted electronically. See our FAQ page for more information.*

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.