How To Apply

Applicants for graduate study must have earned a US equivalent 4-year baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree from an accredited institution. The School Psychology program prefers candidates whose cumulative GPAs are at least 3.0. However, it will consider applicants with GPAs as low as the Graduate School's minimum grade point average of 2.75. Students are admitted as a cohort to begin the program each fall semester. Students are admitted to cohorts that begin the program each fall semester.

To apply, please submit the Miami University Graduate School application. Application materials should be uploaded via the Graduate School's application portal. Required items include:

  • Official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three professional letters of reference from faculty or other persons who can provide information about your potential for graduate study and your interpersonal skills
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score
  • A resume detailing your education and work experience
  • An essay of no fewer than 500 words stating your reasons for pursuing admission to Miami and earning the degree

Be sure to indicate your interest in an assistantship on the online application. See GRE registration information on their website. Please request that your scores be sent directly to Miami University (code R1463) and indicate School Psychology as the department code name. Only the General test is required, not the Subject test. For more information about the application or if you experience difficulty with uploading application materials, please contact Jennifer Turner, Administrative Assistant. For additional program information, please contact Program Coordinator & Professor, Dr. Amity Noltemeyer.

Deadlines and selection process

Complete applications must be received by January 15 to be considered for fall admission. You may check with Jennifer Turner concerning missing application items or your application's status.

Admission to the program is competitive. 10-12 students are typically admitted per cohort. Applicants are evaluated based on:

We are a competitive program and we typically accept 10-12 students per cohort.
Applicants are evaluated based on:

  • academic record
  • written goals and purpose
  • previous related work or experiences
  • letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores

School psychology faculty review applicants after the January 15 deadline. Finalists will be selected and invited to interviews in late January or early February.