How to Apply
Deadline for Applying
The deadline for applying for the School Psychology program is February 1. Applications that are completed by February 1 will be given admission priority. We will continue to accept applications beyond the deadline until all new student openings are filled. Applications received after the deadline may be reviewed on a first-come, first served basis with no guarantees for admission consideration.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration. Materials with an asterisk (*) should be delivered to the Program Director:
Program Director: Dr. Sean Simons
Mailing Address: 3201 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY 42071
- MSU’s Graduate School online application (Begin an application)
- GRE General Test
- *Curriculum vitae or resume
- *Three letters of recommendation
- *Personal goals statement: Include responses to the following prompts in your statement
(please limit your responses to 500 words max for each prompt)
- Why do you want to pursue training in School Psychology?
- Please describe the professional and academic experiences that have prepared you to pursue a graduate degree in School Psychology (e.g., experience working in schools/with children; internships, etc.).
- Please describe the life experiences that have prepared you to pursue a graduate degree in School Psychology (e.g., experience working in schools/with children; internships, etc.).
- Please describe your strengths and how these strengths will assist you with being successful in a School Psychology program.
- Please describe your weaknesses (e.g., areas you would like to improve), and if accepted into the program, how you plan to address these weaknesses during your graduate studies.
- (Optional) If there are elements of your application that you would like us to consider (e.g., GRE scores, grade point average, background experience, etc.) please address them here. If not, you may skip this question.
Eligible applicants will be invited to meet with the School Psychology faculty for an interview. Interviews are semi-formal and conducted either in person or virtually. During the interview, applicants will learn more about the field of School Psychology, our program at Murray State University. and program resources. Current students will also be available to visit with applicants and answer specific questions about what graduate student life is like.