School Psychology Graduate Program
Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted via the GVSU Admissions office (https://www.gvsu.edu/admissions/graduate-application-24.htm). All materials must be received by January 15 to be considered for following fall semester. For example, to begin the program in August 2023, application materials must be submitted the January before (January 15, 2023).
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have:
- Completed a bachelor's degree in psychology, special education, or a related field with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Students with a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field are eligible for admission; however they may have to enroll in prerequisite courses (beyond those listed as follows) prior to beginning the program. The number and topic of courses will vary depending on the individual's degree and background experiences.
- Submitted official transcript from the undergraduate degree granting institution
- Successfully completed undergraduate prerequisite courses (research methods, statistics, and child development)
- Submitted official or unofficial transcripts from institutions where required prerequisite courses were completed (if different from the degree granting institution)
- Submitted a personal statement
- Provided a professional curriculum vitae or resume
- Submitted three letters of recommendation
- Recommended but not required: Submitted GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and writing)
Faculty review applications in January and invite a number of qualified candidates to interview for the program. Typically program interviews are conducted in February and applicants are notified of their admissions status in the weeks that follow.