2nd Round Candidate Match for School Psychology Programs

To assist in efforts to address shortages in school psychology and best assure that qualified candidates have the opportunity to pursue school psychology graduate preparation, the NASP Graduate Education Committee has developed a 2nd Round Candidate Match process for school psychology programs.  This process will help connect potentially qualified graduate student candidates still looking to enroll in a school psychology program with school psychology programs that have remaining slots for incoming students after the first wave of applications.

Programs that are willing to consider applicants through late Spring or early Summer and would like to be listed should contact Dr. Eric Rossen with the institution and degree program(s) with an opening, a contact name and email address, the website address for the program, and any additional relevant details or notes (e.g., end date for considering 2nd round applications). Programs should also inform NASP when the program should be removed from this list.  Having a program listed does not guarantee future admission of additional students after the initial admissions process.

Prospective students should contact programs individually to inquire about availability, timelines, logistics, and requirements to apply. Review a list of NASP-Approved Programs as well as the NASP Program Database to learn more information about the programs listed below.

Programs Participating in a 2nd Round Match

Castelton University - Offers rolling admissions; however, summer courses begin in July and fall courses begin in August)
Specialist-level program (MA+CAGS) - Shannon Newell, PhD

The Citadel - Will review applications until August 1 or until the remaining spot is filled
Specialist-level program - Timothy Hanchon, PhD (843-953-4814)

Duquesne University (Application preferred by May 15)
Doctoral program (PhD) - Ara J Schmitt, PhD

Eastern Kentucky University
Specialist-level program (PsyS) - Andrea Strait, PhD

Eastern University - Accepting applications through July 15]
Specialist-level program (MS + CAGS) - Cathy Kunsch, PhD 

Marist College
Specialist-level program - Patrick O'Donnell, PsyD; contact Laura Weidner

National Louis University - Accepting applications through early May
Specialist-level (EdS) and Doctoral Level (EdD) - Mark R. Shinn, PhD

Nova Southeastern University
Doctoral program (PsyD) - Sarah Valley-Gray, PsyD
Specialist-level program (PsyS) - Angela Waguespack, Ph.D.

Oklahoma State University 
Doctoral program - Gary Duhon, PhD
Specialist-level program - Brian Poncy, PhD

St. Johns University - Accepting applications through May 1
Specialist-level program - Mark Terjesen, PhD

University of Alabama - Accepting applications until May 31; applications will be accepted through July 15 if positions remain available.
Specialist-level (EdS) and Doctoral Level (PhD) - Patti Harrison, PhD

University of Washington - Accepting applications through June 1 on a rolling basis
Specialist-level (EdS) - Janine Jones, PhD

West Texas A&M University - Accepting applications until all positions are filled or until August 1. 
Specialist-level program - Kenneth Denton, PhD

Western Carolina University
Specialist-level program - Lori Unruh, PhD