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 as well as the NASP Program Database to learn more information about the programs listed below.

Programs Participating in the 2019 Program Candidate Match

Georgian Court University (Specialist-level and Doctoral-level) - accepting applications for both specialist- and doctoral-level programs until both cohorts are full. Our doctoral program has both standard (5-year) and advanced standing (3-year) tracks. Applicants with a masters and/or specialist degree in school psychology and certification as a school psychologist are eligible for advanced standing. Specialist and 5-year Doctoral cohorts begin coursework in Summer (July) and the advanced standing doctoral cohort begins in Fall (late August).
Contact Dr. Stephanie Rahill (Specialist-level) or Dr. Alfred F. Mancuso (Doctoral-level)

Lewis & Clark College (Specialist-level)
Contact Dr. Elena Diamond

Marist College (Specialist-level) - accepting applications through July 31, 2019
Contact Laura Weidner (admissions)

Nova Southeastern University (Doctoral-level) - applications accepted until all slots have been filled
Contact Dr. Sarah Valley-Gray 

University of Denver (MA, EdS, Ph.D.) - currently accepting applications for all degrees.
Contact Noah Schlueter

University of Detroit-Mercy (Specialist-level)
Contact Dr. Sharla Fasko

Valparaiso University (Specialist-level) - offers program accessible to working professionals
Contact Dr. Sara Golomb

Wayne State University (Specialist-level) 
Contact Dr. Cheryl Somers and/or Dr. Lauren Mangus

West Texas A&M University (Specialist-level) - accepting applications until all positions are filled or until August 1
Contact  Dr. Kenneth Denton 

William James College (Specialist-level) - applicants encouraged to apply as soon as possible
Contact Dr. Arlene Silva