Applicants may apply for regular admission to the Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology and the Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in School Psychology. If interested in this option, applicants must indicate their choice on the supplemental application for the Ed.S. in School Psychology Program. Applicants must complete the regular admission process for the Ed.S. Program, and have their files reviewed by the Director of the Ph.D. in Education Program. If approved by the School Psychology
faculty and the Director of the Ph.D. in Education Program, applicants will receive full admission to the Ed.S. Program and conditional acceptance to the Ph.D.in Education. To receive conditional acceptance to the Ph.D. Program, applicants must achieve regular admission to the Ed.S. Program. Applicants will be assigned an Ed.S. and doctoral advisor. After completion of 24 credits, including at least one 700-level doctoral class, students may apply for regular acceptance to the Ph.D. Program by completing a new graduate application (no fee is required). Applicants will be considered for regular acceptance if they have:
- No outstanding incompletes.
- Achieved a minimum 3.75 grade point average in program course work.
- Earned an A- or its equivalent on the First Year Research Paper in the Ed.S. Program.
Applications will be reviewed by the Director of the Ph.D. in Education Program and the School Psychology Program Faculty. If students are approved by both the faculty and the Director, they will receive regular acceptance into the Ph.D. Program. Students who have not met the criteria may complete the Ed.S. Degree, even if they do not achieve regular acceptance into the Ph.D. Program.