The application process for admission into the MA in School Psychology program requires the submission of all materials that will enable the School Psychology Admissions Committee to verify the applicant’s academic qualifications to enroll at a graduate professional school. Because the admission procedure also takes into consideration the qualities essential to becoming an effective mental health professional, material is also required which will help to determine the individual’s personal integrity, maturity, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate. To be considered for application to the MA in School Psychology program, applicants must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
• A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work).
• A minimum written TOEFL® score of 550 (paper version), 213 (computer version), or 79 (Internet version) for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction.
• Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee.
All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
• Completed Application for Admission Form
• Application fee (non-refundable, except in California)
• Personal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession
• Current résumé (or current summary)
• Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms
• Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended