School Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis-EDS, School Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis-PHD, School Psychology-EDS, and School Psychology-PHD

Admission Requirements

Applications to the on-campus Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs are due by December 1. Application deadlines for the off-campus Ed.S. program vary by cohort.

Applicants must apply to the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School before the program area reviews the applicant's request for admission. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.

Complete the Online Application which includes the following:

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee
  • One official copy of transcripts from all accredited college or university attended since completing high school. UNC Alumni do not need to submit UNC transcripts.
  • Written statement (300-500 words) indicating the applicant's Personal and Professional Reasons for Selecting School Psychology as a Profession (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application)
  • Supplementary Data Sheet (PDF) (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application)
  • Current vita (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application)
  • Applicants must have a GPA over 3.25
  • Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores
  • Required Minimum: 140 Quantitative; 146 Verbal Reasoning; Combined score of at least 297; Analytic Writing 3.5
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (You will start this process after you have completed and submitted the online application.)

Profile of Students Admitted

The Programs in School Psychology are competitive. Acceptance rates vary depending on student credentials and the number of available spaces. Usually between 40 and 60 students apply to the programs. Typically, 18 students (Ph.D. and Ed.S.) are admitted annually. Approximately 20% of all our students are ethnic minorities. The GPA of admitted students averages 3.55. Most successful applicants have GRE scores of at least 150 each in Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative, and a score of at least 4.0 on Analytic Writing.

For questions regarding the Graduate School application, contact

For questions regarding the programs in School Psychology, contact Michelle Athanasiou for the on-campus programs, and Robyn Hess for the off-campus program.