How to Apply

Please review the following application requirements carefully:

Applications received and postmarked on or before January 15 will be considered for program entrance the following fall semester. Applicants are encouraged to check application file status frequently by calling the Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To be considered for admission, applicants must have a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA (with 3.0 GPA or higher preferred). Applicants must submit hard copies of items 2 through 6 below to the Admissions Office on or before January 15th. 

  1. On-line application
  2. A written letter of interest, using this required form.
  3. Three letters of recommendation, using the Letter of Recommendation Cover Form.
  4. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended (even if credits were transferred to your final school).  
  5. Conduct and Competency Review
  6. $56 application fee (check made out to UW-River Falls)
  7. Optional: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required but will be considered, if official forms are submitted.

Mail materials to:

Graduate Admissions 
School Psychology Program Application
112 South Hall
410 South 3rd Street
River Falls, WI  54022-5001 


  • An Admissions Office employee will create a file of an applicant's submitted materials and their online application.
  • Final admission decisions are typically made by February 1. Admitted applicants must notify the program of their intentions no later than April 15.
  • The program's faculty does not formally interview applicants, but we encourage prospective students to schedule a campus visit, speak with a faculty member and attend one of the department's open house events, which are held twice annually. An open house includes Q&A sessions with the faculty and current students and facility tours.
  • For more information, contact Scott Woitaszewski, program director.

Program Values Statement Regarding Diversity

The School Psychology Program supports a comprehensive Values Statement Addressing Diversity. The full version of the statement is available in the student handbook, located at: Abbreviated key points are as follows: 

  • The central value of the UWRF School Psychology Program encompasses respect for diversity, inclusion, and for ways of being different from one's own.    

  • This value coincides with ethical standards consistent with the field of school psychology as set forth by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the American Psychological Association (APA).  

  •  School psychologists must provide their services in a sensitive and responsive manner to the needs of all of their clients, including students, families, and colleagues, particularly in light of their various cultural identities.   

  • UWRF school psychology program candidates are expected to be open not only to learning about people from diverse racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds; national origins; religious, spiritual, and political beliefs; physical abilities; ages; genders; gender identities; sexual orientations; and physical appearances, amongst others, they are expected to be open to be informed by the experiences of others and to become responsive to the myriad of needs of  such persons they serve in the field.   

  • Consistent with professional and ethical duties, UWRF school psychology program candidates are expected to work with persons from diverse backgrounds different from their own, and they are not excused from such work based on any personal beliefs for whatever reason.


Contact Us

School Psychology
227 Wyman Education Building