Apply to the School Psychology Program

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: December 1. The application portal will open mid-October.


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. Interview days will be held virtually for fall 2023 admission, via Zoom, on January 26 and 27, 2023.


Acceptance Rates

In recent years, our cohort size has typically been 12-15 students across the master’s and doctoral programs. As of Fall 2022, we now offer classes at the Eugene and Portland campuses and will be increasing the number of admitted students. We anticipate admitting a cohort of 10-15 master’s and doctoral students to the Eugene campus and 10-15 master’s students to the Portland campus.


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
  • GRE: GRE scores are optional (not required) for fall 2023 applications.

There is no required minimum GPA or GRE test score. Admission is competitive, but we evaluate each candidate holistically based on the criteria listed in Application Instructions below. Higher scores may lead to a higher likelihood of acceptance to the program, but all criteria are considered.

  • Of the folks who submitted scores, 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.

Information Session

Want to learn more? Please join us for a virtual School Psychology Program prospective student information session on November 1, 4:00-5:00 (PST) for prospective applicants for Fall 2023 admission. If interested in attending this live information session (held via Zoom), individuals must register. 

Info Session Registration

Didn't get a chance to attend the virtual School Psychology Program prospective student information session on November 1, 2022 for prospective applicants for Fall 2023 admission? That's ok, we've got you covered! Watch the recorded session below where you can hear from faculty and current students in both programs who offer more detail on the master's and doctoral degree programs and general information about Eugene, Oregon.


Application Instructions

Apply now by completing the online Division of Graduate Studies Admission Application. The application will launch September 15, 2022.

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.

Application Fee Waiver: The Division of Graduate Studies offers a limited number of graduate application fee waivers and discounts for applicants who meet specific criteria.

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):

  • Education
  • Work and/or volunteer experience(s)
    • Please include organization name, duration of experience(s), and a brief description of your work with youth where applicable
  • Research experience
  • Publications and/or presentations at conferences
  • Organizational affiliations
  • Any other relevant professional information

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be written by you alone and represent your original work. The statement should address the following:

  • Your professional goals and purpose in seeking admission to the UO School Psychology Master’s or Doctoral Program
  • Significant aspects of your background, personal qualities, and applied experiences that have prepared you to work with diverse students, families, schools, and communities
  • Research experience and/or areas of interest
  • How the UO School Psychology Program will help you to advance your career objectives

Official Transcripts

Transcripts:

At the time of application, applicants must submit unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended, including the University of Oregon. Unofficial transcripts are uploaded as part of the online application. Applicants who accept their offer of admission and matriculate must submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities from which they received a bachelor’s degree or higher. Detailed information about submitting official transcripts is available here.

English Language Proficiency:

All applicants for whom English is not a native/primary language must satisfy one of the following English Language Proficiency criteria in order to be eligible for admission.


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

GRE scores are optional. If you choose to submit GRE scores, have ETS send your 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. When requesting people to serve as your references, please contact them early in the process so they have time to respond and let them know that you will be applying simultaneously to the School Psychology program and Division of Graduate Studies scholarships.

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.

In your application, you will provide the names and email addresses for those people who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. These recommenders will receive an automated email prompt directing them to an online system for evaluating you on several different components, as well as the option to upload a letter on your behalf. References must complete the form prior to the December deadline for your application to be considered complete.

Please be aware that it is somewhat common for these automated emails to be sent to spam/junk folders or for the request to be overlooked in the recipient's inbox. Thus, once you submit the reference, it is best practice to contact your references to confirm they received the request.


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.