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School Psychology

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Paul Jantz
pj16@txstate.edu
512.245.8682
Education Building,
Room 4033

Advisor Support
Jasmine Phelps
jb2238@txstate.edu
512.245.3083
Education Building,
Room 4032

Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Psychology
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Established in 1969, Texas State’s school psychology program offers comprehensive training and preparation of school psychologists. The program is approved by both the National Association of School Psychologists and the International School Psychology Association, and the on-campus clinic provides supervised training for assessment for autism, learning disabilities and other conditions.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
S.S.P. 69 Non-Thesis Composite–School Psychology required

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall Semester February 15 February 15
Spring Semester No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
For scholarship, fellowship or assistantship consideration, applications must be completed by the deadline above.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work in: 
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Statistics

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.


GRE Scores

  • official GRE scores required with a preferred minimum of 291 (verbal and quantitative sections combined) with no less than 150 in the verbal section and 141 in the quantitative section

  The GRE may be waived if you hold a master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If you hold a master's or doctoral degree (or the equivalent thereof) from an accredited international institution, the GRE may be waived on an individual basis.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Documents

  • departmental application 
  • resume/CV including work and volunteer experience, organizations, interests and hobbies, and honors and awards
  • statement of purpose (2–3 pages, double-spaced) addressing the following:
    • your professional goals
    • why you are pursuing training in School Psychology rather than in other mental health disciplines (e.g. school counseling, clinical psychology, marriage and family counseling)
    • your major strengths and weaknesses with respect to the School Psychology program and considering your total application?
    • any elements of your application that do not meet the preferred criteria (e.g., GRE score, grade point average, etc.) Read additional information below.
  • three letters of recommendation

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Additional Information

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