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School Psychology Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • Total undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE verbal score of 146 or higher
  • Recommended undergraduate classes:
    • Statistics
    • Behavior Modification
    • Psychopathology
    • Psychology of Exceptionalities
    • Theories of Counseling


Applications forms are available:

  1. Online: http//:apply.wisconsin.edu
  2. From the Office of Admissions: Telephone: 715-836-5415 or at: admissions@uwec.edu

For a printable version of the steps for admission:       

                                printable admissions checklist                       

                               Click Here

The application must include the following:


Application Fee

  • Send in a $56 application fee with the application for admission
  • If you are applying for a second consecutive year the application fee is waived
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Transcripts

  • Arrange to have one official copy of transcripts from the schools where you have obtained your bachelors degree. The only exceptions are:
  • a) If you are currently enrolled, or have taken, graduate school courses send those transcripts as well
  • b) If you obtained more than one bachelors degree, or have obtained a separate master's degree at another facility, send those transcripts as well
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Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Verbal Score of 146 or higher
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Three letters of recommendation

  • Experiences that demonstrate a readiness for graduate level academic work
  • Communication skills (oral and written)
  • Maturity, independence and ability to work with others
  • Ability to work with children and youth
  • Interest and motivation for pursuing a career in school psychology.
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A Personal Statement

  • Experience in working with children or youth 
  • Professional objectives and plans upon completion of the program
  • Self-evaluation of strengths and weaknesses relative to being a school psychologist
  • Note that if applying online, these descriptions should be used to fill out the essay portion of the application. A second essay is not required for admission.
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Personal Interview on the UWEC Campus:

  • Be prepared to come to the campus for an in-person interview. Interviews are completed on either the first or second weekend of February.
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Financial Aid

There is a limited number of graduate assistantships and fellowships available to qualified students who wish to pursue full-time graduate study leading to advanced degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Applications can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies (Click here). Applications for assistantships and fellowships should be  sent to:

Office of Graduate Studies (by March 1)
Schofield Hall Rm #210 
Eau Claire, 54702


Federal Student Loans and work study are also available (Click Here for UWEC Financial Aid website)
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