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

Gallaudet University (Specialist-level) - accepting applications through June, 2019
Contact Dr. Tania Thomas-Presswood

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

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

Radford University (Specialist-level) - applications will be accepted through the online application portal until May 24, 2019
Contact Dr. Eric Mesmer

Stephen F. Austin State University (Specialist-level) - accepting applications through May 31, 2019
Contact Dr. Frankie Clark

Temple University (Specialist-level) - applications accepted through April 30, 2019
Contact Dr. Laura Pendergast

Texas State University (Specialist-level) - applications accepted through May 1, 2019
Contact Dr. Sue Hall

Texas Tech University (Specialist-level & Doctoral-level) - accepting applications through July 1, 2019. Decisions will be made by July 15, 2019. Coursework offered for working professionals unable to relocate to Lubbock, Texas through weekend, online, and intensive weeklong summer instructional formats. Up to 30 hours of credit awarded for Ph.D. students with a specialist-degree in school psychology
Contact Brook Roberts

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

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

William James College (Specialist-level & Doctoral-level) - applicants encouraged to apply as soon as possible
Contact Dr. Arlene Silva (Specialist-level program) or Dr. Jason Kaplan (Doctoral-level program)

Oklahoma State University(Specialist-level & Doctoral-level) - applicants are encouraged to email Brian Poncy about their application and to apply through the Oklahoma State website. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2019.
Contact Brian Poncy 

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

West Texas A&M University (Specialist-level) - Accepting applications until all positions are filled or until August 1
Contact Kenneth Denton, PhD, LSSP  

West Texas A&M 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, NCSP (Specialist-level) Dr. Alfred F. Mancuso, NCSP (Doctoral-level)

Wayne State University (Master’s program (Ed.S. Equivalent))
Contact Cheryl Somers and/or Lauren Mangus