Apply to the School Psychology Program

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020. The application portal will open October 16, 2020.

Acceptance Rates

Each year, our cohort size is typically 10 students across the master’s and PhD programs.

Candidate Interviews

After the admissions committee has reviewed all complete applications, we invite final candidates to interview with program faculty and students in order to make final admissions decisions. Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, we will be holding our admissions days as an interactive virtual experience on January 21-22, 2021.

Admissions Requirements

Requirements for acceptance into the program include:

  • Previous work with children in a range of settings. Including, but not limited to:
    • formal school settings
    • aftercare programs
    • research studies
  • An official GRE Score within the past 5 years
    • School Psychology has decided to make the GRE tests optional for fall 2021 applications. Applicants should either submit their GRE scores or a writing sample that is a research/term paper.

There is no required minimum for GPA or test score. We evaluate applications as a whole.

  • While there is no required minimum GPA or test score, the mean GRE score (verbal and quantitative) of recently admitted students is 304.5 and the median GPA of recently admitted students is 3.59.

Application Instructions

Apply Online: Apply to both the University of Oregon Graduate School and the school psychology program.

Nonrefundable Application Fee: $70 (Domestic Students)/$90 (International Students), paid by credit card or eCheck. You will need to pay the application fee before you are able to submit the application.

As part of the school psychology online application, the following materials must be uploaded to complete your application file:

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Your vitae should include the following information, beginning with most recent education, including degree and institution (with dates of graduation):

  • Work experiences in education
  • Presentations at conferences or workshops
  • Publications, if any
  • Organizational affiliations
  • Any other relevant professional information

Personal Statement

Describe your goals and purpose in seeking admission to the program, especially relating to the UO school psychology program.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts should be sent to:

Office of the Registrar
5257 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Revised Graduate Record Examination (rGRE) Scores

Have ETS send your Graduate Record Exam (GRE) official scores to:

  • University Code: University of Oregon (code 4846)

Three Letters of Recommendation

As part of your online application, you will be asked to provide contact information for individuals who can help determine your potential for success in a graduate program.

At least two of these letters should be from persons familiar with your educational background.

Individuals who have had previous opportunities to supervise or evaluate your work are the best candidates to write these letters.

You will provide the names and email addresses for those people who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf and an email will automatically be sent to these people so they can submit their ratings and letters electronically.

Double-check your file is complete!

It is your responsibility to confirm that we have received ALL admission materials by the deadline. We will not notify applicants of incomplete files.

You can check the status of your application before the deadline by logging in and confirming that the required application materials have been successfully uploaded, and all necessary letters of recommendation have been received on your behalf.