How To Apply

In addition to the general University requirements, the applicant must submit three letters of reference, a writing sample, GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing), and a three-page, double-spaced, typed autobiography that includes relevant personal and professional experience and aspirations. Applicants will also be evaluated on the basis of personal attributes, which are assessed through the required personal interview. It is expected that applicants will have a background in psychology at the undergraduate or graduate level and ordinarily must have a minimum of 18 credit hours in psychology at either of these levels. Students are admitted to the program only in the fall semester.

Materials

The following information must be sent by the applicant to the Spalding University School of Professional Psychology in one complete packet by JANUARY 15:

- Graduate application and payment of the nonrefundable $30 application fee (Download Graduate Admission Application).

- Graduate Assistantship application (Download Graduate Assistantship Application).

- Autobiography (three-paged, double-spaced, typed autobiography that includes relevant personal and professional experience and aspirations).

- Three letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes with the signature of the recommending person written across the seal and addressed to Spalding University School of Professional Psychology (Download School of Psychology Recommendation Form).

- Professional/academic writing sample, which may be a copy of a thesis, research report, or library paper.

A completed FAFSA is required if you wish to be considered for a 50% tuition scholarship funded by the HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) grant.  Our university code is 001960.  Students selected to interview at Spalding will be able to complete a full application for the HRSA scholarship.  We plan on being able to offer slots in the program with scholarships to qualified applicants.  More information about this funding source will be available during campus interview days.  We expect to be able to fund 50-70% of all students at half tuition.  Renewal of this grant is year-to-year depending upon congressional appropriations.

Prerequisite

Applicant must have a bachelors degree with completion of 18 semester hours in psychology at the undergraduate or previous graduate level.

Transcripts

Official transcripts of all colleges and universities previously attended should be sent directly from the college or university to the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University.

GRE

All applicants are required to take the General Aptitude Section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and must instruct the Educational Testing Service to forward the scores to the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University.  While the GRE is required for admissions, the School of Professional Psychology does not specify minimum required scores.

  • Spalding University’s Institution Code: R1552

Diversity Applicants

The School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University encourages and acknowledges the receipt of applications from ethnic minority students and other diverse populations. Members of minority groups are underrepresented as professional psychologists, and Spalding is committed to providing for the psychological training of minority group persons.  The School of Professional Psychology fully supports the views reflected by the American Psychological Association regarding diversity issues.

ESL Students

All applicants, for whom English is a second language (ESL), are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE). The scores must be sent directly to the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University.

Interviews

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the School of Professional Psychology.

  • Information regarding the interview process will be provided at the time of invitation.

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