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Applying to the Program

The deadline for the fall School Psychology program is January 15. Applications that complete by January 15 will be given admission priority. Faculty will consider applications until all student openings are filled. Applications received after January 15 may be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission consideration. (see FAQ "Who notifies me that I've been accepted?" and "When will I know I've been accepted?")

To apply for admission into our program, complete an application online via the Graduate College.

Review of applications begins on the deadline date; please have all materials submitted to Graduate College two weeks prior to deadline to ensure receipt.

For additional relevant information about applying to our program, please read our  Frequently Asked Questions.

For questions about application material submissions or to determine whether your application is complete, please contact the Graduate College at 512-245-2581.

For more general questions about the program, please contact Dr. Paul Jantz, program coordinator, at pj16@txstate.edu or 512-245-8682. 

Required Materials:

1) Three (3) Reference Letters: You must enter the names and email addresses of your recommenders in GADU. These individuals will receive an email asking them to write a letter of recommendation to be appended to your application. For additional important information about reference letters, please see "Who should write my letters of reference" on our FAQ page

2) Resume

3) Official Transcripts, including documentation of three (3) undergraduate *prerequisites See FAQ page for course descriptions:

  • Abnormal Psychology (or equivalent course)
  • Developmental Psychology (or equivalent course such as Lifespan Development)
  • Statistics (or equivalent course)

*Prerequisite courses may be completed at any regionally accredited university, college, or community college.

4) Statement of Purpose: Upload to GADU a typed, 2-3 page, double-spaced statement (which will be evaluated for content, style, and quality) that addresses 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).
  • Considering your total application, what you feel are your major strengths and weaknesses with respect to the School Psychology program.
  • Elements you feel warrant explanation (e.g., GRE score, grade point average, etc.).

5) Graduate Record Exam (GRE) admission requirements for School Psychology Program:

  • Official GRE scores must be submitted.
  • GREs should reflect competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections.
  • Please take the General Test.
  • Please note: ETS is offers the GRE online. For more information please see:Take the GRE online