Students admitted to the EdS Program in School Psychology must have completed a bachelor's degree. Undergraduate degrees in the areas of education and social science (psychology, sociology, human development, and family sciences) are preferred but not required. Students with a bachelor's degree in another field will also be considered.
Possible preparatory courses include education and psychology courses such as principles of learning and cognition, research design and analysis, abnormal psychology, personality, and child and adolescent development. Experiences working with children and youth, particularly in school settings, are strongly encouraged, although not required.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
GRE scores are considered as one of several factors in admissions. Competitive applicants typically earn GRE scores at or above the 45th percentile on Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing sections. However, our admissions process considers other factors, so applicants concerned about their scores can emphasize other aspects of their experience in their application. GRE scores must be no more than five years old.
Additional information on the GRE may be obtained on the GRE web site.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Undergraduate GPA must be calculated and included in application. A minimum GPA 3.0 is required, but higher GPAs are competitive. Our admissions process considers other factors, so applicants concerned about their GPAs can emphasize other aspects of their experience in their application.
All international applicants must submit a Financial Certification Form and Contract of Support. Those who do not have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution of higher education must complete the TOEFL.
The Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education requires the same minimum TOEFL scores as BYU's admission requirements. For more information about the TOEFL exam, please click here.
After reviewing the applicants' materials, a faculty screening committee determines which applicants to invite to campus for individual and group interviews.
Information provided by applicants as well as candidate interviews and previous academic and professional experience (particularly in school settings) are considered when evaluating personal and social characteristics considered necessary for successful performance in the field of school psychology.
Applicants may check the status of their application on the Graduate Studies website.
For the steps to apply, click here.