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Admissions Information

Please be sure to read our FAQ about admissions. For questions about application materials or to determine whether your application is complete, please contact Maria Sanchez at ms24@txstate.edu or 512-245-3083. For more general questions about the program, please contact a faculty member.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: Feb 15
Spring Semester: October 15

Note: All admissions materials should be mailed or uploaded to the Graduate College. Review of applications begins on deadline date; please have all materials submitted to Graduate College two weeks prior to deadline to ensure receipt.


Applicants must complete two applications: one for the Texas State Graduate College and one for the School Psychology Program:

Required Materials:

3 Reference Letters: There is no standard form.  Letters should be from faculty members and/or other individuals who can evaluate your potential for success in graduate school. 

Copy of All Transcripts:

Documentation of undergraduate prerequisites; 

  • Abnormal Psychology,
  • Developmental Psychology,
  • and Statistics
Statement of Purpose: Provide a typed, 2-3 page, double-spaced statement that addresses the following:
  1. Your professional goals.
  2. 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).
  3. Considering your total application, what are your major strengths and weaknesses with respect to the School Psychology program.
  4. Please address any elements of your application that do not meet the preferred criteria (e.g., GRE score, grade point average, etc.)

Your Statement of Purpose will be evaluated for content, style, and quality.

Admission requirements for School Psychology Program:

  • Acceptance into Texas State Graduate College AND the TxState School Psychology Program
  • GRE Score: An official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score to be submitted prior to admission consideration with a preferred score of 291 with no less than 150 on the verbal section and 141 on the quantitative section. If you took the GRE prior to the new examination, a preferred score of 900 (verbal and quantitative combined) will be considered.
  • GPA (last 60 hours of bachelor's degree): 3.0 (Preferred)