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
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
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 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.