School Psychology Program (M.A., Ed.S.)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

  • Graduate school application for the Master's degree in School Psychology (Main Campus Application)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official Undergraduate transcripts (and Graduate if appropriate)
  • Professional Resume

Is a resume required?

Yes, a professional resume listing previous and related work, volunteer, and educational experiences.

What should the statement of purpose look like?

It 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 applicant should also share information about their writing skills, communication skills, and organizational skills. May be uploaded with application, mailed to the College of Graduate Studies office, or emailed to 

Who should I ask to write a letter of recommendation?

Applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Traditional letters written as professional letters are preferred. 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. May be mailed to the College of Graduate Studies office, uploaded on the online application or emailed to

Where do I send my transcripts?

Must be mailed by the institution to the College of Graduate Studies office, or delivered by the applicant in an envelope sealed by the institution.

Is the GRE  required for consideration of admission?


Is there an admission interview?

Yes. Select applicants will be invited to attend a full day interview experience. There are two rounds of interviews, the first at the end of January and the second in late February or early March.

When will I hear from the program after I've completed an application?

The program director will email all applicants to acknowledge receipt of their application materials following the deadlines (December 1, February 1). The Admissions Committee reviews applications for 2 to 4 weeks after the deadline. After applications have been reviewed (by mid-January, early-February), the program director will email all applicants to inform them if they are invited to an interview, on a waitlist for the next round of interviews, or if their applications is denied. Within 1 to 2 weeks after interviews the Program Director will inform applicants if they are being recommended for admission, on a waitlist, or if their applications are denied (mid-February, mid-March).

Approximately how many people are accepted to the School Psychology Program each year?

Our program is NASP approved which limits the number of students who can be admitted guaranteeing low student to faculty ratios. We typically admit 12 to 14 students.

How long does it take to complete the  program?

Students earn two degrees after completing the 3-year program. 

    • M.A., 1 year
    • Ed.S., 3 years

When can I start the program?

Students can only begin the program during the fall semester.

Where can I learn more about the courses?

Visit the UToledo catalog here:

Why is it unique to have a Prepractica, Practica, and Internship placement while in the University of Toledo’s program?

UToledo is one of very few programs, not only in Ohio but the entire US, that offers students a field placement during their entire duration of the program. It is common to see a Practica experience during the second-year program and an Internship experience during the third-year program; although, it is not common to have a Prepractica experience. A Prepractica experience allows students to get hands-on experience in a school setting during their very first semester.

How are Prepractica, Practica, and Internship placements selected?

Students are placed in pre-approved sites that meet a set of standards. Students who are approved to do an out-of-state internship are responsible for locating their own placement. 

Can you complete the program part-time?


Is there a thesis requirement?


Upon curriculum completion, what is the employment rate after graduation?

Over the last 5 years, 100% of our graduates have found positions as school psychologists.

What are some major advantages of the University of Toledo’s program funding opportunities? 

This program selectively and on a competitive basis offers not only graduate assistantships and/or teaching assistantships to entering students but also externship positions.

What are Graduate Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, and Externship positions?

  • Graduate Assistantships - (GAs) are either part-time (half tuition covered + stipend) or full-time (all tuition covered + stipendexperienceWork alongside program facility members as they navigate through research, program goals, and work as a team with fellow GAs. 
  • Teaching Assistantships - (TAs) are also either part-time (half tuition covered + stipend) or full-time (all tuition covered + stipend) experience. Assist in undergraduate courses or assistant program faculty members in lower-level program courses. 
  • Externship Positions - Work with a public school(s) in the Toledo area and expand on your practica experience, while also receiving tuition assistance (i.e. varies by school district). This position is only available and only offered to second year students.

Does UToledo offer any financial assistance to out-of-state students?

Michigan Initiative Award ― Graduate students from Hillsdale, Lenawee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw or Wayne counties in Michigan are eligible for this renewable scholarship. The award equals the out-of-state tuition surcharge. View the application and learn more about the specific eligibility requirements.



Don't see your question? Contact the Program Director, Brandon Wood.

Last Updated: 9/15/23