Specialist in Education: School Psychology
- Program Philosophy
- Admission Requirements
- About Bowling Green/WKU
- Why Attend WKU?
- Application Procedure
- Financial Support
- Ed.S. Faculty
- Contact us
- Psychology Graduate Programs
"The program's reputation is positive." --program graduate
While most applicants have a Bachelors degree in psychology, those with a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field are accepted as well. For those applicants without a Bachelors degree in psychology, coursework in introductory psychology, statistics, research methods, and either abnormal or personality psychology are recommended. All applicants must have a minimum score of 142 on both the Verbal and Quantitative scales on the Graduate Record Examination General Test with a minimum GRE writing score of 3.5, and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Beyond these minimum requirements, selection is competitive. Interviews are recommended. All admitted students must separately qualify for admission to professional education, including meeting the standardized test score requirements found on the College of Education and Behavioral Science's Teacher Admissions webpage. Students whose GRE scores do not meet the professional education minimums may qualify for admission by submitting qualifying scores on the PRAXIS I. For more information, contact the school psychology program coordinator.
A criminal background check, TB test, and physical examination (from a physician) will be required of successful applicants prior to or during the first semester of graduate study at the applicant's expense. Applicants should submit:
- A psychology department application form;
- The graduate school application form;
- Three letters of recommendation;
- The affidavit form (affirming that they have never been convicted or charged with a felony crime)
- A personal statement (not to exceed 1000 words) that describes your interests in becoming a school psychologist as well as any relevant experiences (e.g., jobs or volunteer experiences with children or youth, research experiences).
These forms are available online. (See the "Application Procedure" link.)
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