The selective nature of the program allows for a relatively small student body and program faculty to work closely with each student. The program faculty consult with state departments of education, local educational agencies, and test publishers and developers. These faculty activities allow for a number of opportunities for students to be involved in activities that enhance the practice of the delivery of school psychological services. School psychologists may practice in public or private schools, colleges and universities, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, mental health clinics, government agencies, child guidance centers, penal institutions, and may develop private practices. Applicants with backgrounds in education, psychology, or other undergraduate majors may qualify. The program involves formal preparation and practical experiences focusing on psychological foundations (human development, learning and motivation), psycho-education assessment, exceptional students, remediations or intervention techniques, counseling skills, as well as full-time, supervised internships for two semesters in a public school setting. Graduates are certifiable at the state level and the program is approved and accredited by NASP.
Requirements for consideration for admission to the program include the following:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (in Education, Psychology, or related discipline).
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 semester hours.
- Three letters of recommendation (at least 1 from your instructors).
- A 1-Page goal statement.
- Applicants will receive priority consideration for an interview by attending an Information Session with program faculty.
- Mandatory interview with the School Psychology Review Committee.
- Favorable recommendation for admission by the School Psychology Review Committee.
This program can accommodate only a limited number of students; therefore, there is a possibility of being denied admission even when all criteria are met. Admissions to this program will occur only in the Fall term.
The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
This is a fulltime cohort Program which requires candidates to be in attendance on campus or online up to four nights per week. All classes start after 4:30pm.
International College/University Information
* Applicants to this program, except those that have earned or will earn a Masters or Doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. institution recognized by UCF, who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Priority Application: January 15
International Students: December 1
Application: March 1 at 5:00pm
Fall Admissions Exclusively
A recorded version of the UCF School Psychology Program Information Session is available for viewing. Please contact the School Psychology Program’s Graduate Assistant, Kari Brown, for the access information to view the session.
In-Person, On-Campus Version
Education Complex (ED) 305: November 16, 2023 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Education Complex (ED) 305: December 5, 2023 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Education Complex (ED) 305: January 31, 2024 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm