Aug 16, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission Requirements


NOTE: If you have only a bachelor’s degree, please indicate on the application form that you’re applying to the MEd program. You will complete the MEd and EdS requirements (total of 66 credits) to get licensed. If you have a completed relevant master’s degree (special education, etc.) please note that you are applying to the EdS program only (minimum 30 credits).

Application deadline: January 2 for Fall.

In addition to the criteria below, applicants must meet general graduate admission requirements .

Submit the following:

  • A statement of purpose describing your understanding of school psychology practice and detailing personal career objectives. Please answer this question and not the one from the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Transcripts of all previous college work, undergraduate and graduate. Transcripts must be official (bear the college seal) and be from regionally accredited colleges or universities. Applicants must have completed at least a baccalaureate degree. Undergraduate and graduate cumulative grade point averages (GPA) should be at least 3.0 overall, and 3.0 in psychology courses as well.
  • Prerequisite course work includes a minimum of five (5) psychology courses including introductory psychology, human development, and statistics.
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter should address academic promise and ability to succeed in advanced graduate training, and at least one letter should address the ability to work with children and adolescents and develop into a thoughtful and responsive practitioner.
  • Scores from the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores at the 50 percentile or above on those tests are expected. Candidates already possessing earned Master’s, CAGS, EdS, or doctoral degrees are exempt from taking the general GRE test if such degrees are in social sciences or a related field.
  • International applicants are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS). Applicants who have received at least 4 years of education (including an undergraduate program) in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), England, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, United States, or Wales are exempt from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score report. All others are required to submit official score reports.
  • Scores for the Communication & Literacy Skills (reading and writing) portions of the Massachusetts Educator Licensure Test (MTEL). Students may be admitted provisionally without having taken the MTEL, but will be required to take the tests during the first semester of attendance and pass them prior to the internship.