School Psychology: Admissions
Admission to the Master of Science Program:
The most successful candidates to the Master of Science school psychology program are undergraduate psychology majors who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Additionally, non-psychology majors who have taken at least 15 credits of psychology courses as well as an undergraduate statistics course with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in these courses are also good candidates. Admission requirements include:
- Complete the Graduate School Application,
- Official transcripts
- Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 OR 3.0 GPA in at least 15 psychology credits and an undergraduate statistics course
- Autobiographical essay focusing on student’s motivation to become a school psychologist
- Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
- Two professional letters of recommendation, i.e., from professors or employers (use recommendation form found at http://www.calu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/files/LETTER_OF_RECOMMENDATION_form_grad_program.pdf
- $25.00 Application fee
After the admissions deadline, completed applications are reviewed by the school psychology faculty. Promising applicants to the M.S. program are invited to campus in the spring semester to interview with the school psychology admission committee. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and final admissions decisions are made by this committee.
Admission to the Certification Program:
Individuals who have earned a master’s degree in school or educational psychology may apply for direct admission to the certification phase of the school psychology program. Applicants to the certification phase are not required to submit a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score; however, all other admission requirements listed for the master’s degree program must be met.
Special Program Requirements:
- Act 24, 34, 114, and 151 clearances are not required for admission, but are required prior to practicum or internships.
- It is recommended that students obtain liability insurance through the National Association of School Psychologists prior to practicum or internships.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Angela Bloomquist
Associate Professor of Psychology and School Psychology
School Psychology Program Coordinator
This program is a summer start only.
Complete applications for this program need to be submitted no later than February 15th.