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 for fall 2022 admission will be January 20 and 21, 2022.


Acceptance Rates

Each year, our cohort size is typically 12 students across the master’s and PhD programs. We anticipate adding another cohort of master’s students to our Portland campus, and will post additional information here when available.


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: School Psychology has decided to make the GRE optional for fall 2022 applications. Instead, applicants must submit either an official GRE score from within the past 5 years or submit a professional writing sample (a research or term paper) of which they were the sole author.

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

Didn't get a chance to attend the school psychology program information session held via Zoom on November 4, 2020? That's ok, we've got you covered! 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 Online: Apply now by completing the online Graduate Admission Application.

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 Graduate School 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

University of Oregon student/alumni applicants are required to upload a UO transcript and any other relevant university transcripts into the graduate application. Transcripts for upload can be requested through an active Duckweb account or the Office of the Registrar.  

Non-UO applicants must upload transcripts from relevant universities/colleges AND have an official transcript from each 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. 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 graduate school 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.