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.

Participating Programs in 2020 2nd Round Match

Alfred University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Andrea Burch
Applications accepted until cohort filled

Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. John Hall
Accepting applications through July 15

Barry University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Agnes Shine
No fixed deadline, though applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible

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

Gallaudet University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Tania Thomas-Presswood
Accepting applications until all positions filled

George Fox University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Bethany Ramse
Applications for Fall 2020 accepted through May 15. Rolling admissions offered throughout the year prior to the start of three semesters

Georgian Court University, Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Stephanie Rahill, Specialist-Level; Dr. Alfred Mancuso, Doctoral-Level
The specialist and doctoral programs are accepting applications on a rolling basis until both cohorts are full.  Applications should be received no later than June 30 for consideration for the Fall 2020 cohorts.

Indiana University - Bloomington, Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. David Shriberg
Accepting applications on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received before May 1

Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Peg Potter
Applications accepted until class is filled. Applicants must be able to complete the program in 3 years (by May 2023). A hybrid or on-line option may be available.  Check with the Program Director for more information.

Mississippi State University, Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Tawny Evans McCleon
Accepting applications through July 15

New Mexico State University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Elsa Arroyos
Accepting applications through May 10

Nova Southeastern University, Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Angela Waguespack - Specialist-Level; Dr. Sarah Valley-Gray - Doctoral-Level 
Accepting applications based on availability

Pace University - NYC Campus, Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Anastasia E. Yasik
Applications open until cohort filled

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Richard Allen - Specialist-Level; Dr. Kate Tresco - Doctoral-Level
Accepting applications based on availability  

Rider University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Stefan C. Dombrowski
Accepting applications through August 1

Sam Houston State University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Ramona M. Noland
Accepting applications through July 1 or until our cohort is full

Stephen F. Austin State University, Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Jillian Dawes

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

University of Alabama - main campus, Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. June Preast
Accepting applications through July 1. Test score requirements have been waived for Summer/Fall 2020 admission

University of Kansas, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Matt Reynolds
Accepting applications through July 15

University of Memphis, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Tom Fagan
Applications accepted through June 15 or until cohort is filled. Contact Dr. Fagan for a fact sheet about the program.

West Texas A&M University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Kenneth Denton
Applications accepted on a rolling basis, until August 1 or until filled.

Western Kentucky University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Carl Myers
Accepting applications through June 30, based on availability.

Western Carolina University, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Lori Unruh
Applications accepted through June 1

William James College, Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Arlene Silva
Rolling admissions throughout the summer