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 2021
Barry University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Agnes Shine
Accepting applicants on a rolling basis
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Rachel Losoff, Department Chair or Elizabeth Sado, Admissions Counselor
The Specialist-Level program offers both an on ground option and a blended option for working professionals. Those applying for the Psy.D. program can apply as an incoming student or after entering the program as a student in the Ed.S. program.
Eastern University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Cathy Kunsch
Accepting applications through June 15, 2021
Georgian Court University - Specialist-Level
Contact: Dr. Stephanie Rahill
Accepting applications on a rolling basis until cohort is filled. Applications should be received no later than June 15, 2021 or consideration for the Fall 2021 cohort.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) - Specialist-Level & Doctoral-Level
Contact: Dr. Rich Allen for Specialist-Level program; Dr. Kate Tresco for the Doctoral-Level program
Offering rolling admissions. Both programs prepare students to take the BCBA exam.