Ph.D. Application Process


Below you will find the application process for the doctoral specialization in School Psychology. Please note that the application deadlines are listed on the Educational Psychology front page here. A selected pool of approximately 10 to 15 applicants will be invited for a phone or in-person interview about a month and a half after the application deadline. Please pay attention to specific dates, as some materials are due earlier than others. In addition, please note that certain materials must be received by the Graduate School, while others are sent directly to the Department of Educational Psychology.


The application process consists of two parts: A) Applying to the UWM Graduate School; and B) Applying to the Department of Educational Psychology.


A. To the UWM Graduate School

1. Applicants must complete the online Graduate School Application Form at graduateschool.uwm.edu. Click on "Apply for Admission" and follow the instructions. Note: The Graduate School recommends applying one year in advance.


2. One copy of official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate credits (if any) the applicant has accumulated to-date at other institutions of higher learning must be submitted to the Graduate School. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange for this to be done. Admission applications cannot be processed until all official transcripts have been received by the Graduate School.


3. Request that an official copy of your GRE scores be sent to the Graduate School (Institution Code 1473 for the paper-based test). Scores more than five years old will not be considered. The GRE must be taken before completing the graduate school application. Score reporting options are provided at the time of testing. If you wish to obtain a copy of scores from a previous administration of the GRE, you can request scores by contacting Educational Testing Services at 1-888-GRE-SCORE.


4. Finally, the Graduate School application also requires a "Statement of Reasons for Graduate Study" as part of the application. Applicants are urged to take special care in describing long range goals, how they see themselves fitting into UWM's program, which has an urban and multicultural emphasis, and relating experiences which influenced their decision to pursue school psychology.

Send materials to:

Graduate School Office
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
P.O. Box 340
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0340
http://graduateschool.uwm.edu/


B. To the Department of Educational Psychology (School Psychology Ph.D. Specialization)

1. Have letters of recommendation sent to the department by December 17, 2013. Recommendations must be sent directly by the authors in signed, sealed envelopes; the letters themselves must also be signed. We must receive hard copies with original signatures: copied, faxed, or digitized letters will not be accepted. Please submit letters of recommendation from three appropriate persons that can comment meaningfully and knowledgeably on the likelihood that you can successfully complete an advanced scholarly program of study for the Ph.D. degree. It is helpful if the majority of references are written by college/university professors; at least one reference must be from an academic source. You should select people who can comment with confidence on your academic qualifications. Be sure references are as recent as possible and no more than one year old.


2. Send a copy of your Statement of Reasons for Graduate Study to the Department of Educational Psychology. Be sure to indicate you are applying to the 'School Psychology Ph.D.' program. If the Statement of Reasons you submitted to the Graduate School does not include your research interests and goals, the relation of these interests and goals to the profession of School Psychology, your intended specialization within the field of School Psychology, and any faculty members with whom you are interested in working, you should amend the copy you send to the department with this information.

Please put your name on all application materials.


Send materials to:

School Psychology Ph.D. Admissions
Department of Educational Psychology, SOE
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413


Ed.S. School Psychology Application process


Below you will find the application process for the Education Specialization (Ed.S.) in School Psychology. Please note that the application deadlines are listed on the Educational Psychology front page here. A selected pool of approximately 20 to 25 applicants will be invited for a phone or in-person interview about a month and a half after the application deadline. Please pay attention to specific dates, as some materials are due earlier than others. In addition, please note that certain materials must be received by the Graduate School, while others are sent directly to the Department of Educational Psychology.


The application process consists of two parts: A) Applying to the UWM Graduate School; and B) Applying to the Department of Educational Psychology.


A. To the UWM Graduate School

1. Applicants must complete the online Graduate School Application Form at graduateschool.uwm.edu. Click on "Apply for Admission" and follow the instructions. Please select "Master's" in School Psychology. Note: The Graduate School recommends applying one year in advance.


2. One copy of official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate credits (if any) the applicant has accumulated to-date at other institutions of higher learning must be submitted to the Graduate School. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange for this to be done. Admission applications cannot be processed until all official transcripts have been received by the Graduate School.


3. Finally, the Graduate School application also requires a "Statement of Reasons for Graduate Study." Applicants are urged to take special care in describing long range goals, how they see themselves fitting into UWM's program, which has an urban and multicultural emphasis, and relating experiences which influenced their decision to pursue counseling.

Send materials to:

Graduate School Office
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
P.O. Box 340
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0340
http://graduateschool.uwm.edu/


B. To the Department of Educational Psychology (School Psychology Ed.S. Specialization)

1. Have letters of recommendation sent to the Department of Educational Psychology by January 6, 2014. Recommendations must be sent directly by the authors to the Department of Educational Psychology - School Psychology Ed.S. Admissions. Please submit letters of recommendation from three appropriate persons that can comment meaningfully and knowledgeably on the likelihood that you can successfully complete an advanced scholarly program of study for the Ed.S. degree. It is helpful if the majority of references are written by college/university faculty. At least one reference must be from an academic source. In any case, select people who can comment with confidence on your academic qualifications. Be sure references are as recent as possible, ordinarily no more than one year old. Letters must be received in hard-copy with original signatures of the authors in signed, sealed envelopes; copied, faxed, e-mailed, or otherwise digitized letters will not be accepted.


2. If you have taken the GREs, request that official copies of your GRE scores be sent to the Department of Educational Psychology (Institution Code 1473). GRE scores are NOT required for the Ed.S. program in School Psychology. If you wish to obtain a copy of scores from a previous administration of the GRE, you can request scores by contacting Educational Testing Services at 1-888-GRE-SCORE.


Please put your name on all application materials.


Send materials to:

School Psychology Ed.S. Admissions
Department of Educational Psychology, SOE
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413