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Prospective Students in School Psychology

M.S./Ed.S. application deadline is December 15.


Information for Applicants

Applicants are encouraged to review the links and information below, which provide application procedures and other helpful information regarding the School Psychology program at UNO.

The School Psychology Program Handbook is a comprehensive resource for prospective and current students in the School Psychology program at UNO. Refer to this document for information concerning the program content, training, policies, research, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Note that all students must earn a Master of Science degree in School Psychology from UNO before applying for the Educational Specialist degree program. Prospective School Psychology graduate students should apply for the School Psychology M.S. program, not the Ed.S. program.

Application Requirements

· 2 official transcripts from each college attended sent to:

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Office of Graduate Studies
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182

· Date GRE was taken and scores, if received: Have GRE scores sent to UNO (school code: #6420)

· Writing Sample (PDF)

· Resume (PDF)

· 3 letters of recommendation (request form is emailed to recommenders by UNO when you apply online)

· Statement of Purpose (PDF)

At the top of your Statement of Purpose, write that you are applying to the School Psychology program. Your statement should include: 1) your purpose in applying for graduate study, 2) your particular area of specialization within the major field, 3) your plans for future occupation or profession, and 4) any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and your aptitude for graduate study. You should specifically address your goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study.

Application System

You must create an account for the online application. The system will give you 30 days to complete the application from the time you begin. You can save your work and go back to it for up to 30 days, but the information will be erased after the 30 days are over. However, letters of recommendation and GRE scores can be submitted after the online application is complete, as long as it is before the program deadline posted above. Students applying to the School Psychology program should select Psychology-MS in School Psychology.

The online system will email the letter of recommendation form to the recommenders, so please tell them to expect an email from UNO, because it may end up in their spam mailbox.