College of Health and Human Services

School Psychology Program
Application and Admission Procedures

Deadlines for admission to begin the program Fall 2018:

First Application Deadline: 
December 15th - Applications will be reviewed and on-campus interviews will take place late January.

Second Application Deadline: 
February 15th - Applications will be reviewed and on-campus interviews will take place early in March.

Submit your application and the following materials to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Graduate school application for the Master’s degree in School Psychology (Main Campus Application).
  • GRE scores (taken within the last 5 years).
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. Persons writing letters are asked to include any information about the applicant’s writing skills, communication skills, and organizational skills. One letter should be written by a University faculty member who can address the applicant’s academic potential. 
  • 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. It can be mailed or emailed to the College of Graduate Studies office or uploaded on the online application. For more information see the College of Graduate Studies at
  • Official Undergraduate transcripts (and Graduate if appropriate).
  • Professional Resume.

Review of applications:

Once an applicant's file is complete, it will be forwarded to the Department Screening Committee for consideration. 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 questions found at this link, Questions for school psychologist.

Question about applying or admissions?
Contact Jennifer L. Reynolds, Program Director at or call 419-530-4301.

Questions about being a UT school psychology graduate student?
Contact one of our current students, Megan Randolph at

Licensure as a school psychologist

This NASP approved and CAEP accredited  school psychology program leads to licensure/certification as a school psychologist and satisfies the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio provided you obtain a passing score on the Praxis II Test in School Psychology and pass a BCI/FBI background check. Requirements for school psychology licensure/certification eligibility vary from state to state. Please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice to verify that the desired UT program will meet the eligibility criteria for the credentials you seek.  The following national sites contains state school psychology credentialing requirements

Last Updated: 9/14/18