Admission to the School Psychology Program

How do I get admitted to the School Psychology Program?
You begin the process by applying to the Graduate School at Baylor University. The application is available online or you may request this packet by writing to The Graduate School, Baylor University, One Bear Place 97264, Waco, TX 76798-7264 or telephoning the Graduate School at (254) 710-3588.

The school psychology program accepts applicants for the fall semester only. It is preferred that prospective students have their completed application to the graduate school by February 1st, in order to be more competitive for potential graduate assistant ships and other financial aid options. All completed applications will be reviewed through May 30th, but prospective students will be selected on a quality first-come-first-serve basis. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply early to ensure acceptance. The School Psychology Admissions Committee will review the applications, and individuals will be notified of their admission status beginning on February 15th. Applicants who have been accepted but choose not to enroll for the fall semester should reapply for a subsequent enrollment period. The school psychology program typically accepts between 8-12 students annually.

Students must first meet the admission requirements for graduate study at Baylor University. Admission to the School Psychology Program also requires a recommendation for acceptance by the School Psychology Admissions Committee. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

A student seeking to enter the program submits an Application for Graduate School Admission to Baylor University along with a check for $40 payable to Baylor University. In addition, the applicant must complete 5 tasks:

  1. An Application for Admission to the School Psychology Program. (This should be submitted directly to the school psychology program)Contact the office of the Educational Psychology Department for an application.

  2. The following information should be submitted to the Graduate School at Baylor University:

  3. Two official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate course work (An overall 3.0 grade point average for previous coursework is desirable).

  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (scores of at least 500 in each of the Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical sections are desirable); the GRE must have been completed within the last five years.

  5. A letter of intent by the student outlining his/her background and professional objectives.

  6. Three letters of recommendation (preferably one from an academic advisor, and at least one from someone familiar with the student's school or service experience).

The School Psychology Admissions Committee considers a broad range of academic, personal, and experimental factors in making its decision on admission.

We encourage application to the program by any qualified applicant desiring graduate study in school psychology. Minority persons are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions, please contact:

Eric L. Robinson, Ph.D.
Director, School Psychology Program
One Bear Place 97301
Department of Educational Psychology
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798-7301
Telephone: (254) 710-4796
Fax: (254) 710-3265