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Applying to the Program

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING

The deadline for the fall School Psychology program is January 15. Applications that are completed 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?")

Review of applications begins on the deadline date. All materials should be submitted to Graduate College two weeks prior to deadline to ensure receipt.

MORE INFORMATION:

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. 

APPLICATION:

To apply, click the "BEGIN APPLICATION" bar below.

Required Materials:

1) Three (3) Reference Letters: For important information about who should write a reference letter, please see "Who should write my letters of reference" on our FAQ page

2) Resume

3) Official Transcripts, including documentation of the three (3) undergraduate prerequisites:

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

Qualifying prerequisite course descriptions may be found under "What are the undergraduate prerequisite courses required for admission to the School Psychology Program?" on our FAQ page

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

4) Statement of Purpose: The School Psychology program’s Statement of Purpose Form will ask you to respond to five mandatory prompts* and one optional prompt (see below).

Please note: responses to each prompt will be limited to no more than 500 words in length.

*1. Why do you want to pursue training in School Psychology?

*2. Please describe the professional and academic experiences that have prepared you to pursue a graduate degree in school psychology (e.g., experience working in schools/with children; internships, etc.).

*3. Please describe the life experiences that have prepared you to pursue a graduate degree in school psychology (e.g., experience working in schools/with children; internships, etc.).

*4. Please describe your strengths and how these strengths will assist you with being successful in a school psychology program.

*5. Please describe your weaknesses (e.g., areas you would like to improve), and if accepted into the program, how you plan to addresses these weaknesses during your graduate studies.

6. If there are elements of your application that you would like us to consider (e.g., GRE scores, grade point average, background experience, etc.) please address them here, if not, you may skip this question.

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, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing sections.
  • Please take the General Test.
  • Please note: ETS is offers the GRE online. For more information please see:Take the GRE online