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School Psychology

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Paul B. Jantz
Education Building, Room 4033

Advisor Support
Kassi Redwine
ASBS, Room 306

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 Minor School Psychology required

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard May 1 May 1
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline, which means applications received after the posted deadline may be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission consideration.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Learn more about the Partnering Assessment and Intervention Responsiveness in Interdisciplinary Teams (PAIR-IT) advanced degree training program, which offers fully-funded tuition, additional support (e.g., textbooks, laptop), conference travel opportunities, school-based practica and internships, faculty mentoring, and interdisciplinary experiences.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.


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Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each 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 (or equivalent course)
    • Developmental Psychology (or equivalent course such as Lifespan Development)
    • Statistics (or equivalent course)

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GRE Scores*

  • official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections

  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.

*Due to COVID-19 and testing center closures, GRE not required for Fall 2020 applicants.

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  • 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

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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.

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Additional Information

Your statement of purpose will be evaluated for content, style, and quality.