PhD Counseling Psychology: Application

Application Procedure

The application for the Office of Graduate Studies is online here.  Applicants are strongly urged to apply online, as processing is more efficient and most applicants are able to check the status of their application. All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office by January 2. Applicable portions are forwarded by this office to the CPSE Department. All admissions begin fall semester.

MS Special Education: Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Preference is given to applicants who

  • Have a teaching license in general education, special education, or a related service qualification (though non-teaching university degrees are considered), and/or
  • Provide evidence of successful experience working with students at risk for or diagnosed with disabilities

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

EdS Course Map

Below is a list of all required courses with their credit hours and the sequence in which they are offered. Most courses build on previous courses and prepare students for increasingly involved roles in field experiences.

Change Approval: Faculty approval must be obtained when situations prevent students from registering for the proper sequence of courses.

Optional Classes: Three credits of the 70-credit-hour program are open for students to take optional courses.

Multicultural Resources

The following resources have been developed to help teachers, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, school social workers, and other school personnel to work more effectively with culturally/linguistically diverse students with disabilities and their families. These materials, provided at no cost, are in MS Word format so they can be adapted to fit individual needs. We do ask that users retain the source line for all of these documents, and if adapting them indicate in writing that they are adapted (e.g., “Developed by Tina T.

EdS School Psychology: Field Experience

Field experiences are essential in the professional preparation of school psychologists. Practica and internships promote mastery of specific skills essential for school psychologists.


Practica provide initial experience in school psychology functions in K–12 educational settings. Students become familiar with professional roles, develop professional competencies, and apply their knowledge of legal, ethical, and practical implications of becoming school psychologists.