Are you interested in our MA/EDS in School Psychology Program? Then it’s time to apply. Admission to our graduate program means you need to meet the criteria and apply to both Ball State’s Graduate School and the program itself.

How to Apply

Admission to this program involves a preliminary screening by the Graduate School and a final review by the Department. The process for application is outlined below. The application deadline for all materials received is January 1 (December 1 for International applicants). It is recommended that materials be submitted through the application portal at least 2 weeks ahead of the deadline.

Graduate School Application Portal: Within the applications portal, indicate Program Selection of School Psychology (MA/EdS) as your program. Select the next term available for submission (only Fall admissions). If you are currently enrolled as a graduate student at Ball State University, you must still submit an application to this program through the portal.

Application materials Include the following

  • Official Transcripts: Include transcripts from every institution attended, including transcripts from schools in which courses were transferred to another institution. If you are currently attending Ball State University or have attended in the past, the graduate school will obtain transcripts that are already on file for you.
  • Results of the general Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE): Results must be from an exam taken within the last five years. Official results should be sent directly to Ball State University. Use the code for BSU (R1051).
  • Letter of Intent/Professional Goals and Self-Assessment Statement: An autobiography including pertinent childhood, academic, and vocational experiences, reason for wanting to enter school psychology, and a personal philosophy statement should be included. Applicants should also outline their previous diversity-related experiences.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: We strongly urge you to follow up with your references to remind them of the deadline.
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing Sample(s)

    Graduate School Application Portal

International Applicants

If you are not a United States citizen, your application must be evaluated and approved by Ball State’s Rinker Center for International Programs. The center prefers to receive applications by Nov. 1 so that there is plenty of time to review your application prior to the departmental deadline of Dec. 1.

calendarRinker Center’s Deadline Dec. 1

The Office of International Admissions will receive the application materials from the same admissions portal hosted on the Graduate School’s admissions page. A separate application to the International Programs office is not required. Learn more.

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