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Prospective Students

Admission Criteria

  • Admission to the program is based on the following criteria:
  • Successful completion of the baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Completion of at least 18 semester hours in behavioral sciences with a grade of B or above
  • Completion of the prerequisite courses (see below)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Evidence of professional commitment and potential for developing effective relationships with children, youth, and adults:
    • Letters of reference
    • Student essay about goals, related experience, and future plans
  • Individual interview (waived in exceptional circumstances)

To find information about applying to the School Psychology Program please visit the Graduate Admissions website at

Prerequisite Courses

  • General Psychology
  • Child/Adolescent or Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Minimum of 18 semester hours in Behavioral Sciences     

Opportunities for Graduate Assistantships

Limited graduate assistantships are available through the School Psychology Program. Furthermore, partial scholarships based on merit are also available. Please contact the department for additional information. The following are a sample of graduate assistantships offered:

  • Research assistants
  • Website and online newsletter assistant
  • School Psychology Program Test Librarian
  • School Psychology Program Office Assistants
  • Professor assistants

Contact Information

School Psychology Program
College of Liberal Arts
George Eastman Building
18 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-2765

Phone:  585-475-7265

Fax:      585-475-6715