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Admissions

Application Requirements for PhD, MS Research, and EdS Programs

Applying to our Graduate Programs
If you have questions while completing the admissions process, please contact Educational Psychology’s Graduate Admission Coordinator, Amy Moschkau, at edpsych-gss@education.wisc.edu or call 608-262-1427.

Application Deadline: December 1
Admissions:  Fall 2022 term

UW-Madison Graduate School’s online application can be found here.

PhD and MS Research applicants are required to upload the following items to the online application.

Statement of Purpose
This statement is essential for faculty to gain insight into your academic, research, and career goals.  Your statement should include:

Please see more information below from the UW-Madison Graduate School on writing your Statement of Purpose.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
Include a comprehensive listing of academic awards, teaching, or research experience.

Supplemental Application
All applicants must complete a Supplemental Application included in the online Grad School application. You will be required to choose the area of the department you wish to study in (Human Development, Learning Sciences, Quantitative Methods, or School Psychology) and are strongly urged to identify a faculty member(s) who you want to be your faculty advisor.

All School Psychology PhD applicants must complete the questionnaire for individuals who will participate in student teaching or intern/practica programs.

Letters of Recommendation
We require recommendations from three qualified candidates to evaluate the applicant’s academic and professional competence. Please see the online application for instructions on how to have letters of recommendation submitted electronically. If a recommender is unable to submit their letter electronically, they may send it directly to edpsych-gss@education.wisc.edu.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
For individuals entering the program in Fall, 2022, the GRE will be optional. However, the GRE may be required in future years.

Transcripts
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts are required for admission.  After you are recommended for admission by the department, the Graduate School will contact you with instructions on how to submit your official transcript(s).

School Psychology EdS applicants are required to upload the following items to the online application.

Application Statement
This statement should be no more than three pages, single-spaced, and answer the following questions:

  • How has your personal and professional life experiences shaped your decision to pursue an EdS in school psychology?
  • What do you view as the most critical issues in our schools that you hope to address as a school psychologist?
  • What are your reasons for seeking entrance into the school psychology program at UW-Madison?

Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
Include a comprehensive listing of academic awards, teaching, or research experience.

Supplemental Application
All School Psychology EdS applicants must complete the questionnaire for individuals who will participate in student teaching or intern/practica programs.

Letters of Recommendation
We require recommendations from three qualified candidates to evaluate the applicant’s academic and professional competence. Please see the online application for instructions on how to have letters of recommendation submitted electronically. If a recommender is unable to submit their letter electronically, they may send it directly to edpsych-gss@education.wisc.edu.

Transcripts
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts are required for admission.  After you are recommended for admission by the department, the Graduate School will contact you with instructions on how to submit your official transcript(s).

UPDATE – Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
For individuals entering the program in Fall 2022 and after, the GRE will not be required.

 

Additional Educational Psychology MS Programs

Master of Science for Professional Educators Program (MSPE)

Rolling admissions. May 1st application deadline. June start date.

Learning Analytics Master's Program (LAMP)

Rolling admissions. May 15th application deadline. June start date.

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