Students admitted to the EdS Program in School Psychology must have completed a bachelor's degree. Undergraduate degrees in the areas of education and social science (psychology, sociology, human development, and family sciences) are preferred but not required. Students with a bachelor's degree in another field will also be considered.

Possible preparatory courses include education and psychology courses such as principles of learning and cognition, research design and analysis, abnormal psychology, personality, and child and adolescent development.  Experiences working with children and youth, particularly in school settings, are strongly encouraged.

Please note that all students admitted to our program must pass a background check (small fee) and fingerprinting before they can observe and work in Utah schools as part of our program.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Undergraduate GPA must be calculated and included in application. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is expected, and higher GPAs are competitive. Our admissions process considers other factors, so applicants concerned about their GPAs can emphasize other aspects of their experience in their application.

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

The school psychology program no longer requires applicants to submit scores for the GRE starting for Fall 2023 entrance to the program.

International Students

All international applicants must submit a Financial Certification Form and Contract of Support. Those who do not have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution of higher education must complete the TOEFL.

The Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education requires the same minimum TOEFL scores as BYU's admission requirements. For more information about the TOEFL exam, please click here.

Admissions Decisions

For the steps to apply, click here.

Information provided by applicants as well as candidate interviews and previous academic and professional experience (particularly in school settings) are considered when evaluating personal and social characteristics considered necessary for successful performance in the field of school psychology.

After reviewing the applicants' materials, a faculty screening committee determines which applicants to invite for individual and group interviews.

Applicants may check the status of their application on the Graduate Studies website under "After You've Submitted".