Application deadline for Ph.D. in School Psychology

Fall 2024 admission deadline is December 12, 2023.

Application deadline for financial support

Most of the financial support available to graduate students is based within individual programs. In addition, a limited amount of financial support is available from The Graduate School and is based upon nominations from individual programs. To allow sufficient time for your program to nominate you for Graduate School fellowships, your application (including all uploads and attached test scores) needs to be complete by December 12, 2023.

Application process

The application process for the doctoral programs are administered through the Graduate School through an online admission application through which all application materials are submitted.

Applicants are responsible for monitoring their application status and ensuring that their application — including the application fee, letters of recommendation, transcripts — is complete by the application deadline.

Your application will be reviewed after the complete application is submitted and the application fee is received. By applying to UNC-Chapel Hill, consent is granted to university staff to obtain any additional or missing information as needed, including campus safety information.

Each offer of admission is specific for the term stated in the admission letter. If you do not register for classes, you must apply again in a subsequent semester. Contact the admissions office for questions about deferrals of admission offers.

Required materials for School Psychology applicants

  • School of Education online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable $95)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (or 18 credit hours in Psychology) or master’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related field
  • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a professor or educator from the institution where the applicant earned his or her last degree
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (International students only, must be valid within last 2 years)
  • *Official GRE scores (valid within last 5 years) are optional for applicants for Fall 2024 admission (see Graduate School test requirements here).

Applicants who are finalists for admission will also be required to participate in an interview.