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 2023
[Check back often as programs will continue to be added through the Spring]

Andrews University, Specialist-level
Contact: Renette Portecop-Prentice
45% tuition redution for students enrolled full time

Central Washington University, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Heath Marrs
Accepting applications through July, 2023

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Specialist-level, Doctoral-level, and Doctoral-level Post Specialist Entry Point
Contact: Dr. Rachel Losoff
Accepting applications for Fall 2023 for EdS Program-On-Ground Full-Time Options and Blended Part Time Option for Working Professionals. Applications for PsyD Program Accepted and PsyD Post Specialist Entry Point for candidates who gradudated with a specialist degree from an NASP Approved/Accredited program.

Eastern University, Specialist-level
Contact: Cathy Kunsch
Applications accepted through June 30, 2023

Indiana State University, Doctoral-level (PsyD)
Contact: Carrie Ball

Indiana University, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. David Shriberg
Please notify David Shriberg if you intend to apply. Accepting applications for Fall 2023 semester through May 15, 2023.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Specialist-level
Contact: Lynanne Black
Accepting applications through July 1, 2023

Lewis & Clark College, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Jennier Twyford
Accepting applications until the cohort is filled or August 1, 2023

Marist College, Specialist-level
Contact:  Laura Weidner

Mississippi State University, Specialist-level & Doctoral-level
Contact: Kayla Bates-Brantley, PhD

National Louis University, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Pamela Radford
Accepting applications through May, 2023

New Mexico Sate University, Doctoral-level
Contact: Lisa S. Peterson, PhD
Accepting applications through June 30, 2023 or until all spaces are filled

Rivier University, Doctoral-level
Contact: Dr. Angela M. DeSilva Mousseau
Accepting applications through June, 2023

Seattle University, Specialist-level
Contact: Jason Parkin
As capacity allows, applications will be reviwed until September 15, 2023

SUNY Plattsburgh, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Suzannah Chatlos
Applications accepted until the program reaches capacity.

Tufts University, Specialist-level
Contact: Erin Seaton
Apply through May 1, 2023

University of Alabama, Specialist-level & Doctoral-level
Contact: Michael L. Sulkowski, PhD
Priotizing applications through April 1, 2023

University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education, Specialist-level & Doctoral-level
Contact: Lexi Rudolph
Accepting applications until June 1, 2023

Utah State University, Specialist-level & Doctoral-level
Contact: Dr. Tyler Renshaw & Dr. Greg Callan
We are accepting and reviewing applications for both the EdS and PhD programs on a rolling basis, until cohorts are filled. Applicants for the EdS program may have broad interests in school psychology. For the PhD program, we are specifically seeking applicants with interests in self-regulated learning, academic skill development, and/or educational assessment/intervention.

Western Carolina University, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Lori Unruh
Accepting applications through June 1, 2023 on a rolling basis

Western Kentucky University, Specialist-level
Contact: Dr. Sarah Bonis
Accepting applications through April

William James College, Specialist-level
Contact: Nicole Bruno