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Important Information for School Psychology Applicants

The deadline for RECEIPT of applications and all supporting materials is:
January 15, 2015
  • Please note that any application not received by that date will not be considered
  • Please refer to department admissions for application details

Below is information specific to the School Psychology program (both M.S. and Ph.D. Programs):

Personal Statement (2 copies submitted online) - Please include the following information:

  1. Your rationale for and goals related to pursuing a graduate degree in school psychology
  2. Your specific interests within school psychology
  3. Relevant applied/research experience

Admissions Overview

Completed applications are screened and reviewed by the School Psychology faculty. Selected applicants are invited to participate in a day of on-campus interviews conducted on TBA. The interview is an opportunity for us to learn more about you, and for you to learn more about our program, department, and university. The interview is a necessary and essential component in the admissions decision-making process.

Applicants who are offered admission to the program are notified by early April and are asked to confirm their acceptance no later than mid April. Other qualified applicants may be placed on a waiting list and subsequently may be notified if initial offers of admission are declined. We welcome all applicants especially those with diverse ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds who would contribute to the mission of the program, department, and university.

Transfer of Credits

Students entering the school program who have completed graduate work at another accredited institution may:
  1. Transfer up to 30 credits if they have a Master's degree in psychology; OR
  2. Transfer as many as one-fifth of the credits required to complete their Master's degree or doctoral program.

Transfer credit is granted only when the request is endorsed by the major professor and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. Requests for transfer credit for course equivalency are typically reviewed and endorsed in writing by the faculty member who usually teaches the course at URI.

Transfer credit for core content courses is limited to six credits (two courses). Transfer credit for courses taken prior to admission should be submitted as part of the student's program of study (within the first year of graduate work).