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

Prospective Students

Application and Admission

Important Deadlines

  • First Application Deadline: December 1st - Applications will be reviewed and interviews will take place late January.
  • Second Application Deadline: February 1st - Applications will be reviewed and interviews will take place in late February or early March.

Program begins Fall semester.

Are you ready to apply?

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)
  • 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.
  • Official Undergraduate transcripts (and Graduate if appropriate)
  • Professional Resume

Review of Application

Once an applicant's file is complete, it will be forwarded to the School 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 here: Questions for school psychologist.


Questions about applying or admissions?

Contact Brandon J. Wood, Program Director or call 419.530.4772.

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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. 

UToledo programs leading to licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement, whether delivered online or face-to-face, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement eligibility vary from one profession to another and from state to state.

For students who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please contact the program director/advisor Dr. Jennifer Reynolds or call her at 419.530.4301 to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements in that state. The following national sites contain state board directories.


Current Tuition Cost

Financial Aid

Office of Student Financial Aid


  • Graduate Assistantships: A limited number of graduate assistantships are available within the Department and they include both research and teaching. Assistantships are awarded as either fulltime (20 hours per week plus tuition waivers) or part-time (10 hours per week plus partial tuition waivers).
  • Graduate Assistantships on campus: School psychology students have been successful in securing graduate assistantships on campus in the counseling center, TRIO program, and residence life. Students may participate in the GA Fair held each year in March on-campus. 


UT Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

College of Health and Human Services Scholarships

Valorie Wolcott Mendelson OSPA Scholarship

NASP Awards, Scholarships, and Grants


UT Michigan Initiative Award: This award is available to graduate students who are regularly admitted to a degree program entering any semester from the following Michigan counties:  Hillsdale, Lenawee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne. The award is available for those courses listed on the student's current Graduate Plan of Study, which is required to be submitted to COGS after the first semester of attendance.

More information 

Last Updated: 9/15/23