- About the Program
- Info Packet
- Pre-Practicum Manual
- Practicum Manual
- Internship Manual
- Ohio Intern Manual
- Contact School Psychology at
Wendy S. Cochrane, Ph.D, NCSP Wendy.Cochrane@utoledo.edu
Office HH 3100G
Office of Student Services
3100 Gillham Hall, MS 914
Toledo, OH 43606
Student Services Website
The UT School Psychology Program is a full-time only program. The application deadlines are February 15th and May 15th. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials have been received. All materials should be mailed, faxed or emailed to:
The University of Toledo
College of Graduate Studies- Main Campus
2801 W. Bancroft Street, Mail Stop 933
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. In order to apply to the school psychology program, applicants must submit the following materials and meet the minimum academic prerequisite as follows:
- Minimum academic prerequisite: Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 (for admission to the Graduate School) and for the School Psychology program, a preferred Undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
- Submit GRE scores (taken within the last 5 years).
- Graduate school application for the Master’s degree in School Psychology (Main Campus Application).
- Three (3) letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address the applicant’s academic potential (i.e., from a University faculty member).
- Statement of purpose, which should be 2-3 pages, and detail why the applicant would like to pursue a career in school psychology and may include personal experiences. The statement of purpose should be typed and submitted to the Graduate School rather than typed in the space provided in the online Graduate School application.
- Official Undergraduate transcripts (and Graduate if appropriate).
- Professional Resume.
Once an applicant’s file is complete, it will be forwarded to the Department Screening Committee for consideration. In order to be consistent with national training standards and to ensure sufficient faculty members are available to advise and mentor students, there are a limited number of applicants who are admitted into the program each year. As a result, admission is competitive. The Screening Committee will notify those applicants that have been invited for a campus interview soon after the application deadline dates. All applicants interested in being considered for the program must participate in the interview day.
Prior to arriving to the interview day, applicants must interview a school psychologist and ask the following questions:
- What is your educational background (undergrad and grad: place and degree)?
- What is your career background (other jobs held)?
- What is a typical day for you?
- About how many evaluations do you complete per year?
- About how many parent or teacher meetings do you attend yearly?
- Do you consider yourself to be special education personnel? Does the staff consider you special education personnel?
- How much consultation do you do? Would you like to do more?
- What are the characteristics of a good school psychologist?
- What is the hardest part of your job?
- What is the most rewarding part of your job?
- Did your program adequately prepare you for the work you do as a school psychologist? If not, what was lacking?
- What is your most memorable moment as a school psychologist?
- If you could change your job, how would you change it?
- What recommendations would you have for someone just starting out in a school psychology program?
- In your opinion, what is the biggest issue facing the field of school psychology today?
On the interview day, the applicants must provide a written summary of the interview and be prepared to discuss the similarities and differences between the school psychologist’s responses and the UT school psychology program philosophy, objectives, curriculum, etc. After all interviews are complete, applicants will be notified of the decision of the admission committee.
The Department of School Psychology, Legal Specialties and Counselor Education has an equal opportunity admissions policy and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, or handicapping condition. It is a policy of the Department to encourage individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, or social backgrounds to apply for admission.