Master of Science in School Psychology Admission & Application Requirements

Deadlines

  • Summer: February 1
  • Fall: 
  • Spring: 
Admission Requirement
Instructions
  1. Online graduate application
  1. $35 Non-Refundable application fee for all graduate applications

After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

  • Log in to eServices with your StarID.
  • Click on Bills and Payment, and you will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
  1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    PLEASE NOTE: If you are taking classes currently this fall semester, please wait to order transcripts until those grades are posted.

Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

Graduate Studies Office, MSU Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. No specific undergraduate major required. Preparation must include a minimum of 12 semester credits in Psychology, including one Developmental Psychology course and one Statistics course (statistics course may be from a department other than psychology).

This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

  1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits of graded course work.

This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

  1. Current resume

Prepare a resume that includes education, work experience, volunteer activities, etc. Put your name on all pages.

  • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
  • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
  • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
  • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
  1. Letter of intent

Prepare a letter approximately 1-2 double spaced pages with the following topics: a) Tell us about your experience with children families, or people with disabilities, b) What characteristics do you have that would make you a good school psychologies? Put your name on all pages.

  • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
  • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
  • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
  • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
  1. Three letters of recommendation

At least one recommendation should be from someone who can speak to the candidate's academic skills. For recent college graduates, a minimum of two recommendations from academic sources, one from the candidate's major is highly encouraged. Non-academic recommendations should be from people who have worked with the candidate in a professional capacity, such as supervisors.

  • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
  • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
  • If you have not submitted contact information yet, select “Continue” to go into your application and complete program app and recommender information.
  • After clicking “Submit Application” you will need to contact the Graduate Studies Office for any recommender information changes.
  • Your recommenders will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Studies Office asking them to fill out the recommendation form.
  • To check the status of your recommendations later, select “Summary” in the Applications tab.
  1. Learning format choice

Students will be asked to identify if they are interested in being considered for the online option. Candidates in the online option will need to provide evidence of the ability to complete the required field experiences in appropriate school settings prior to final admission. More information about the field experience requirements.

  1. Meeting with School Psychology Faculty

A short zoom conversation with an MSUM School Psychology faculty member is required as part of the application process. In this 20 minute meeting we will discuss our program structure and format and give you a chance to ask questions. You will receive a link for scheduling this conversation as part of the online application.

  1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required, but may be submitted as additional information. If submitted, they will be considered.

Schedule your test early. Allow 4 weeks for MSUM to receive your scores. When prompted at the test site, enter MSUM as a receiving school, code 6678.

  1. Background checks

Background checks will be required of all students during their first semester. This is not required as part of the application.

*International students please see additional admission requirements.