Apply To The School Psychology (MA/CAGS) Program
Thank you for considering the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) programs. Applicants are considered on their overall potential for successful performance in graduate level coursework as well as the potential “fit” with our programs and fields of study.
In the links below you will find application information to the MA/CAGS School Psychology program. Transcripts and official test scores should be sent to the MSPP Admissions Office to arrive on or before the set deadline. All other materials must be supplied electronically through your online application account.
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
Basic coursework or work with volunteer experience in psychology or education.
Academic achievement at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels (Although there is no cut-off GPA requirement, 3.0 (of 4.0) is expected).
> Required Application Materials
For MA/CAGS/PsyD Applicants
Entry is at the MA/CAGS level, continuing on for the PsyD in School Psychology—a 116 credit program.
In order to be correctly identified, these applicants are required to:
- Select the School Psychology (MA/CAGS) program, not the PsyD in School Psychology Program on the online application.
- Indicate on the Application Essay upper right hand corner of every page: “Applying to the School Psychology MA/CAGS/PsyD Program.”
Please be aware that under this option:
- The General GRE Test is not required for admission, but is strongly recommended, and
- application deadline, interviews, confirmation, and offer acceptance deadline dates are the same as the School Psychology MA/CAGS Program.
Apply Online use this link to fill out and submit your application online.
Send supporting materials such as transcripts and official General GRE scores to:
MSPP Admissions/School Psychology
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Times and Deadlines for Admission
Please click here for admissions application deadlines and interview schedules for all MSPP Academic programs.
Concurrent Application to Other MSPP Programs
If applying to more than one program, the online application affords the option to select an additional program. Please note: this online application and all application materials must be received at MSPP on or before the earliest application deadline date. The application review process for each program is separate, including the interview. If you are a distant out-of-state applicant, you may inquire about arranging both interviews on the same day.
Please take note of the following when applying to more than one program:
- The application fee if applying to more than one program is $75.
- Your Application Essay should include every program to which you are applying.
If you are offered and accept admission to another MSPP program, your School Psychology Program application will be considered withdrawn. Similarly, if you accept the offer of admission to the School Psychology Program, your application to any other MSPP program is withdrawn.
Selection of Candidates
Completed application packets are thoroughly reviewed by members of the MSPP faculty. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. Applicants who are not in our general geographic area may opt to schedule a telephone interview. Each component of the application is an important part of the process. Although cutoff scores are not strictly applied, an undergraduate and/or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is expected. Applicants are advised to submit GRE scores as another indication of their academic capabilities. Although the GRE is not required, it is highly recommended. Applicants who are non-native speakers of English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to provide evidence of their level of English as it is spoken and written in North America. TOEFL combined scores (listening, structure and written expression, speaking and reading) will ideally be over 637 (paper-based), 270 (computer based) or 110 (internet based).