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 with school psychology programs that have remaining slots for incoming students in late spring through summer.

Programs may be listed for various reasons, including expanded capacity, offers made to students that accepted enrollment elsewhere, or a rolling admissions process that allows either flexible deadlines or application submissions throughout the year. Regardless, participation in this match does not change the rigor of the application process. Additionally, having a program listed does not guarantee future admission of additional students.

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.  

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

Programs participating in the Candidate Match for 2022

Alfred University, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Bradford Daly
Accepting applications on a space-available basis

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Specialist-level, Doctoral-level, and Blended optioin for working professionals
Contact: Dr. Rachel Losoff

Eastern University, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Cathy Kunsch
Accepting applications through 7/15/2022. Also accepting Graduate Assistantship applications.

Indiana State University, Specialist-level & Doctoral-level
Contatct: Dr. Carrie Ball
Rolling admissions; accepting applications through 6/1/2022

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Specialist-level
Contact: Lynanne Black, PhD

Louisiana State University Shreveport, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Kevin Jones
Deadline for applications is June 30, 2022

Mississippi State University, Specialist-level & Doctoral-level
Contact: Dr. Daniel Gadke
Reviewing applications on a rolling basis

Nova Southeastern University, Specialist-level & Doctoral-level
Contact: Angela Waguespack, PhD
Rolling admission until all spots are filled

Pace University, Doctoral-level
Contact: Dr. Anastasia Yasik
Preference for applications received prior to May 1; open until filled. Not currently accepting applicants with current school psychology certificatoin/licensure.

Plymouth State University, Specialist-level
Contact: Chris Stoddard, PsyD, NCSP
Applicants can apply to start at Summer, Fall, or Spring terms. Interviews for summer start begin April 1; interviews for fall start begin in early June

Stephen F. Austin State University, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Daniel McCleary
If cohort space allows, applicants may be considered until July 15

University of Alabama, Specialist-level & Doctoral-level
Contact: Michael Sulkowski, PhD
We are accepting applications through 6/15/2022

University of Kansas, Specialist-level
Contact: Matt Reynolds, PhD
Reviewing applications until openings are filled for the fall semester

University of Montana, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Jacqueline Brown
Please go to the "How to Apply" tab on our website and follow the instructions. You can submit your application materials through the online application system (i.e., graduate school application listed in #1 on the following website: https://hs.umt.edu/psychology/ssp-program/how-to-apply.php). Please also submit the other application materials listed on this page. Applications will be reviewed and top rated applicants will be contacted for a Zoom interview.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Specialist-level & Doctoral-level
Contact: Dr. Sam Song
Doctoral admissions end May 10. Specialist-level admissions are rolling.

University of Northern Iowa, Specialist-level
Contact: Nicole Skaar, PhD

University of Oregon, Specialist-level
Contact: Angie Whalen, PhD, NCSP
Accepting applications for admission in Eugene and Portland - please indicate preference when applying. Applications will be accepted and reviewed between June 1 and August 1, or until openings are filled.

University of the Pacific, Specialist-level
Contact: Justin Low, PhD
Rolling admission until June 1, 2022 or until space is filled

West Texas A&M University, Specialist-level
Contact: Kenneth Denton, PhD, LSSP
Will review applications for any remaining positions until August 1, 2022