Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate 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).

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

  • 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. 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 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.