School Psychology - Admission Requirements

School Psychology - Admission Requirements

All applicants must have an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline (i.e. child development, education, social work) from a regionally accredited college or university AND satisfy the prerequisite course requirements (see below).  Satisfying the prerequisite course requirements in-and-of themselves does NOT supplant the requirement for a relevant undergraduate degree. Applicants must also have an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

We are an in-person program.

A Statement of Intent outlining the applicant’s motivations and goals for graduate study and how prior education and work relate to School Psychology.

The following prerequisites are required to be completed before the start of the program:

  • General Psychology 
  • Introductory Statistics 
  • Research Methods 
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Tests and Measurement 
  • Personality Theory OR Abnormal Psychology 

How to Apply

All applicants apply to the university through CalState Apply. Applications open October 1st. The deadline to apply is February 1st. All applications received by this date will receive full consideration, and initial admission decisions are made by April 1st. Within the CalState Apply system, you will provide a Statement of Intent and send at least two letter of reference requests. 

Contact Us

Faculty Program Coordinator

Dr. Francis J. DeMatteo, NCSP