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 2021

Barry University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Agnes Shine
Accepting applicants on a rolling basis

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Rachel Losoff, Department Chair or Elizabeth Sado, Admissions Counselor
The Specialist-Level program offers both an on ground option and a blended option for working professionals. Those applying for the Psy.D. program can apply as an incoming student or after entering the program as a student in the Ed.S. program.  

Eastern University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Cathy Kunsch
Accepting applications through June 15, 2021

Gallaudet University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Tania Thomas-Presswood
Will review and accept qualified applicants until cohort filled

Georgian Court University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Stephanie Rahill
Accepting applications on a rolling basis until cohort is filled. Applications should be received no later than June 15, 2021 or consideration for the Fall 2021 cohort.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Mark McGowan - Specialist-Level; Dr. Courtney McLaughlin - Doctoral-Level

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles - Specialist-Level
Contact: Mary Fraser, Admissions Specialist
Accepting applications through May 17; first course begins June 28

Marshall University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Lanai Jennings
Accepting applications through August 1, 2021

National Louis University (Florida Campus) - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Valerie Buckley
Part-time online program for working professionals with virtual courses in the evening. Rolling admissions.

New Mexico State University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. MacKenzie Sidwell

Northeast University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Amy Briesch
Accepting applications through June 15, 2021

Pace University (New York City Campus) - Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Anastasia Yasik
Applications considered until cohort filled

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) - Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Rich Allen for Specialist-Level program; Dr. Kate Tresco for the Doctoral-Level program
Offering rolling admissions. Both programs prepare students to take the BCBA exam.

Texas A&M University - Central Texas - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Coady Lapierre
Accepting applications through July 15

University of Alabama - Specialist-Level and Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. June Preast
Accepting applications through June 15, 2021

University of Massachusetts-Boston - Specialist-Level
Contact: Emily Gianotti
Applications accepted through May 31, 2021

University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) - Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Samuel Song
Accepting applications through May 3

West Texas A&M University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Kenneth Denton
Accepting applications until August 1 or until cohort filled

William James College - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Robyn Bratica
Ongoing rolling admissions