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How to Apply

Applicants for graduate study must have earned a US equivalent 4-year baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree from an accredited institution. The School Psychology program prefers candidates whose cumulative GPAs are at least 3.0. However, it will consider applicants with GPAs as low as the Graduate School's minimum grade point average of 2.75. Students are admitted as a cohort to begin the program each fall semester. Students are admitted to cohorts that begin the program each fall semester.

To apply, please submit the Miami University Graduate School application. Application materials should be uploaded via the Graduate School's application portal. Required items include:

  • Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three professional letters of reference from faculty or other persons who can provide information about your potential for graduate study and your interpersonal skills
  • Optional: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Those who choose to take and submit scores for the General test, please request that your scores be sent directly to Miami University (code R1463) and indicate School Psychology as the department code name. See GRE registration information on their website.
  • A resume detailing your education and work experience
  • An essay of no fewer than 500 words stating your reasons for pursuing admission to Miami and earning the degree

Be sure to indicate your interest in an assistantship on the application. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about requesting Letters of Recommendation and  Transcripts. Questions about your application should be directed to the Graduate Admission office at For additional program information, please contact Program Coordinator & Associate Clinical Professor, Dr. Katy Mezher.

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Deadlines and Selection Process 

Complete applications must be received by January 15 to be considered for fall admission. School psychology faculty review applicants after the January 15 deadline. Finalists will be selected and invited to interviews in late January or early February. Admission to the program is competitive. 10-12 students are selected as new cohort members each fall.

Applicants are evaluated based on:

  • academic record
  • written goals and purpose
  • previous related work or experiences
  • letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (if provided)

Graduate and Teaching Assistantships

As a department and program, we are very pleased to have a strong record of providing graduate and teaching assistantships to our students. Assistantships are a valued part of our department and our commitment to enrolling and mentoring graduate students. They may also help students afford graduate school.

These competitive assistantships typically carry a full or partial tuition waiver, and a stipend for a specific number of hours worked. Graduate assistants might participate in departmental administrative activities, and act as informational liaisons between students & faculty. Second-year students might be considered for teaching assistantships as well.

Learn more about the assistantship opportunities offered within our program.

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