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Admission to Educational Specialist Program at KU

The University of Kansas is a great place to pursue a graduate degree, since graduate education is central to KU’s mission of learning, scholarship and creative activity.  We invite you to explore our graduate degree information, review our student resources, and learn more on our knowledgeable faculty and the vibrant community of Lawrence, Kansas.

Once you’ve decided to apply, please note that KU does not accept paper applications for admission. The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form. Not sure of how to proceed? We’ve created a Graduate Application Checklist, just for you!

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; and (if applicable) minimum graduate GPA of 3.5
  • Official GRE general exam scores (taken within the last five years) at the 50th percentile or higher

“Requirement verified via: 1) Graduation with a baccalaureate degree (or higher) earned in residence from an accredited English-medium U.S. college or university or a college or university in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, English-speaking province of Canada, or an English-speaking Caribbean country, with instruction conducted in English; or 2) Official scores from the TOEFL (20 on all part scores), IELTS-Academic (6.0 total score with no part score below 5.5), or PTE (55 overall score with no part score below 50). Scores must be less than two years old from the semester of admission.”

“Describe how you see your career goals relating to this degree program (how you see this program preparing you to meet your career objectives); Describe past work or educational experiences related to this degree program; Describe what skills/competencies and experiences you hope to gain in this program; Describe any past research experiences and accomplishments; Describe one research topic/issue that you would like to pursue in this program; Please provide additional information concerning your background, experience, goals, or accomplishments/awards you believe are pertinent to your application.”

Most students admitted to the School Psychology program have a bachelor's degree in psychology, and they have come from institutions such as Creighton University, Emporia State University, Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Ohio State University, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma State University, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, University of Missouri - Kansas City, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, University of Wyoming, and Utah State University. The average age of students in the program is 24 years old (22-30 range) and 85% are female.

Application Deadline for Educational Specialist in School Psychology

Domestic & International Applicants:
Apply before Dec. 15 to begin in the following summer or fall semester
(Admission decision notifications are shared no later than February 1)

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Download the Graduate Application Checklist to get started today!

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