School Psychology

How to Apply


The School Psychology Program has one annual admissions deadline: January 15th. Applications received and postmarked on or before January 15th each year will be considered for the following fall semester. 

Applicants are encouraged to check application status frequently by calling the Graduate Admissions Office at (715) 425-3500 or emailing Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Please, do not assume your application file is complete until you have heard directly from admissions that it is. 

To be considered for admission, an applicant must have a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA. Applicants with GPAs lower than 2.75 may be considered in special circumstances. All application materials must be submitted as indicated in the chart below:

Application Material Required

 Submission Method Required

On-line application form (and $56 application fee), using this required link

Complete on-line link to the left. Submit payment electronically at the same link and same time of application.

Three letters of recommendation (each must include this cover form).

Letter writers may e-mail a pdf of their letter and cover form to OR mail directly to Graduate Admissions at the address below.

Letter of interest (must use this form)

 E-mail as attachment to OR mail directly to Graduate Admissions at the address below.

Official Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended 

Official transcripts may be sent electronically to or mailed to Graduate Admissions at the address below.

Applicant interviews are NOT required. However, a campus visit or discussion with a faculty member is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED prior to or within two weeks following the application due date. 

Several options are available for campus visits, including attending a scheduled Open House (usually three a year), arranging an individualized visit with the program director, or arranging a phone call with a faculty member

Summary of Required Application Materials:

  1. Completed Online Application (and paid $56 fee)
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. Letter of interest
  4. Official transcripts from all undergraduate schools attended (required) and graduate schools attended (if applicable).
  5. Optional (but highly encouraged): Campus visit with a faculty member. Contact Dr. Scott Woitaszewski, program director, for additional information. 
  6. Optional: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required but will be considered if the official forms are submitted.

All materials must be submitted on or before January 15th. A campus visit may be completed within two weeks after the application due date. Forward materials to the Admissions Office via email or to the address below:

Graduate Admissions
School Psychology Program Application
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
112 South Hall
410 South Third Street
River Falls, WI 54022-5001

An Admissions Office representative will organize a file on your behalf with all mailed materials, along with a copy of your online application form. Final admission decisions are typically made within three weeks of the application deadline. Invited applicants are provided with a specific date by which to notify the program of their intentions. 

NOTE: A criminal background check is not required as part of the application, but will be required for all accepted students prior to formal admission. Accepted students will receive an email from the College of Education and Professional Studies Associate Dean about this process. Indications of any criminal history on the background check are not considered in the application review process but may require a meeting with the college Associate Dean. Additionally, the program cannot guarantee any graduate an educational license nor job opportunities. Some licensing agencies and some school districts may choose not to consider applicants with criminal histories. 





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School Psychology
227 Wyman Education Building