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School Psychology FAQ's



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Q: Are there any application deadlines I should be aware of?

A: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, we do review applications February 1 for fall admission for the next academic year. To ensure that your application will be considered, we strongly recommend that you submit your application by the deadline.

Q: Do you only accept students for admission in the Fall Quarter?

A:Typically, students are only admitted to the program for the Fall quarter. Please check with the Program Director for more information.

Q: Do you accept part-time students?

A: At times part-time students may be accepted. Please check with the program director to discuss your particular situation.

Q: I already have a master's degree in a related field (psychology, counseling, education). Do I need to complete all of the coursework for the Ed.S. in school psychology to become certified?

A: Graduate credits earned in another degree program can be accepted and applied towards the Ed.S. degree and individualized programs can be developed in consultation with the program director. In order to earn certification as a school psychologist, students must complete the Ed.S. degree program.

Q: Is financial assistance available?

A: Yes, each year the department awards a number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) on a competitive basis. These assistantships may include tuition remission as well as a salary.

Q: How do I apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship?

A: There is a separate application process for assistantships. Please check with the Graduate School for application information.

Q: Where do I send my application materials?

A: You will need to send all application materials directly to the Graduate School, not to the department of Psychology.

Q: Do I have to have an undergraduate degree in Psychology to be admitted to the graduate program in School Psychology?

A: No. There are some prerequisite courses but you may take these during the course of your program if you are admitted. However, these prerequisite courses do not count toward your degree or certification. The courses are Descriptive and Inferential Statistics.

Q: Is the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required for admission?

A: Yes. Students applying to the program need to take the GRE General Test. The Psychology Subject Test is NOT required. Click here for more information about the GRE and other testing locations.

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