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School Psychology Admissions

School Psychology Admissions

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Application Deadlines:
  • Ph.D. - January 15
  • P.D. - January 15
  • Bi.P.D. - January 15
Applicants to the School Psychology Program at Fordham University must meet competitive admissions requirements. Detailed information about the admissions procedure and tuition costs are provided in Graduate School of Education's Bulletin.

Admissions Criteria Brief Overview

The following are basic criteria for admissions. Please visit the general Admissions page for additional information.
  • Academic and professional goals consistent with the objectives and purposes of the program.
  • Baccalaureate or master's degree from an accredited college or university with a suitable foundation in the behavioral sciences, including successful completion of the following courses or their equivalent at either the undergraduate or graduate level: general psychology, child/developmental psychology, educational psychology or the psychology of learning, abnormal psychology and psychology of personality. Applicants lacking one or more prerequisites may still be admitted to the program; however all but two prerequisites must be completed prior to starting program coursework. These two prerequisites may be taken concurrently with program coursework.
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and/or a minimum graduate grade point average of 3.5.
  • Two reference reports.
  • Doctoral Degree applicants must provide satisfactory scores on the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) Aptitude Section; test scores must be less than five years old. Professional Diploma applicants need not provide GRE scores.
  • Applicants for the Bilingual Professional Diploma must demonstrate competency in both English and a second language through (a) a license as a bilingual teacher; or (b) a successful rating on a written test of dual language proficiency (for example, New York State Education Department Language Proficiency

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