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School Psychology Ph.D. Program


Application Deadline

The due date for RECEIPT of all applications and supporting materials is January 15, 2017.

How to Apply

Complete an online application through the URI Graduate School. When completing the online application, you must indicate School Psychology. Admission to URI must be offered by the specific program to which you are applying and by the Graduate School.

Application Materials

  1. Online application, with application fee of $65 (paid online)
  2. Personal Statement (2 copies submitted online) – Please include the following information:
    • Your rationale for and goals related to pursuing a graduate degree in school psychology
    • Your specific practice and research/scholarly interests within school psychology
    • A description of your relevant applied and/or research experiences
  3. Official transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate institution you attended (submit online)
  4. A copy of your Curriculum Vitae/Resume documenting previous educational, work, volunteer, clinical and research experiences (submit online).
  5. GRE scores (verbal, quantitative and writing, the psychology test is not required)
  6. TOEFL scores (for applicants with a native language other than English)
  7. Three letters of recommendation

Selection/Interview Process
Completed applications are screened and reviewed by the School Psychology faculty. Selected applicants are invited to participate in a day of on-campus interviews. The interview is an opportunity for us to learn more about you, and for you to learn more about our program, department, and university. The interview is a necessary and essential component in the admissions decision-making process. No student will be admitted to the program without an interview; in person interviews are strongly preferred.

Applicants who are offered admission to the program are notified by early April and are asked to confirm their acceptance no later than mid April. Other qualified applicants may be placed on a waiting list and subsequently may be notified if initial offers of admission are declined.

Transfer Credit

Students entering the school program who have completed graduate work at another accredited institution may transfer some credits into their program of study, in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School Manual (Section 7.20).

Transfer credit is granted only when the request is endorsed by the major professor and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. Requests for transfer credit for course equivalency are typically reviewed and endorsed in writing by the faculty member who usually teaches the course at URI.

Transfer credit for core content courses is limited to six credits (two courses). Transfer credit for courses taken prior to admission should be submitted as part of the student’s program of study (within the first year of graduate work).


We welcome all applicants, especially those with diverse ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds who would contribute to the mission of the program, department, and university. Our program strives to:

  • Provide financial support for students from diverse backgrounds
  • Have a diverse group of graduate students in our programs
  • Emphasize multicultural issues and training in our curriculum.
  • Arrange student practicum placements in diverse settings

Contact Information

Psychology Graduate Admissions
10 Chafee Road, Suite 8
Kingston, RI 02881

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