Admission to the School Psychology ProgramAdmissions Overview
The School Psychology program accepts applicants for the fall semester only. Prospective students should have their completed application to the Baylor Graduate School by February 1. Strong applicants will be notified by mid-to-late February that they are being invited for an interview. Interviews are typically conducted via Skype.
Generally, 6-10 students are accepted by the School Psychology program each year. Admission decisions are made by consensus of the School Psychology faculty based on multiple factors including GRE scores, undergraduate courses and grades, letters of recommendation, and potential match between the applicant's goals and program objectives. We do not have a minimum GRE or GPA cutoff; however, students with low GPAs or low GRE scores should show outstanding performance in other areas to be competitive for admission.
There are two parts to the application process.
1. Submit an application to the Baylor Graduate School. The application is available online or you may request printed materials by telephoning the Graduate School at 254-710-3588 or by writing to: One Bear Place #97264, Waco, TX 76798-7264.
All applicants must submit the following information to the Baylor Graduate School before their application can be considered to be complete:
- Two official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework,
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores completed within the last five years,
- A letter of intent describing why they want to study school psychology and why they believe they are a good fit for Baylor's School Psychology program, and
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals who know the applicant from educational or professional experience. One letter should be from an academic advisor or faculty member who is acquainted with the requirements, demands, and expectations common to professional psychology programs. If an applicant has clinical experience, a letter from a supervisor (school psychologist, counselor, etc.) should be included.
2. Submit the Application for Admission to the Educational Specialist in School Psychology form and a curriculum vitae that lists all educational, clinical, and research experience to the Baylor Department of Educational Psychology.
If you have questions, please contact Alex Beaujean, Ph.D. via email (Alex_Beaujean@baylor.edu) or telephone (254-710-1548).