Admission standards to the School Psychology PhD program are designed to attract students with high academic and professional potential. The program does not discriminate in admissions on the basis of gender, race, disability, cultural background, sexual orientation, or national origin. The program actively seeks to build a student body with diverse backgrounds. Each application received by the program is evaluated individually and with care.
The deadline for submission of an application is December 1st for the PhD program. Admission is permitted only in the fall semester. Admission to the program is competitive and is based upon evaluation of information from the following sources:
- A graduate college application.
- Unofficial transcripts of all previous coursework required at time of application. Official transcripts of all previous coursework required at time of admission.
- Three letters of recommendation from professionals who can adequately address your ability to be a successful graduate student and professional. Applicants should request letters from people who have known the applicant in a supervisory capacity (e.g., faculty/instructor, work supervisors, and volunteer supervisors). Personal references will not be considered (e.g., friends, relatives, clergy). Individuals writing letters of recommendation are encouraged to use letterhead if available.
- International applicants must meet acceptable English proficiency credentials as outlined by the Graduate College.
- A resume or curriculum vita that summarizes your educational and employment history and any relevant professional accomplishments (including publications, presentations, honors, awards, and other significant activities)
- A statement of professional goals.