Application Materials - Psy.D. in School Psychology


The Advanced doctoral program in school psychology is an innovative, applied professional psychology program. Designed to meet the specific accreditation standards of the American Psychological Association (APA), the program builds on the Master's degree training and experiences of each student. Its goal is to prepare professionals who will be leaders in the design, evaluation, provision and supervision of comprehensive mental health and psycho educational services to children, youths and families.

Admission Requirements and Information

Applications for admission should be submitted no later than March 1st. Applications received after that date will be considered only on a space-available basis.

Applicants to the Psy.D. in school psychology program should hold a Master's degree in school psychology or a related field, and be certified as a school psychologist. Candidates who are not certified school psychologists will be required to take the necessary course work and field experience to obtain certification prior to admittance into the doctoral program. See the information regarding the Masters/certificate program.

Applicants to the program must submit:

  1. A completed Application for Admission.
  2. Transcripts from all academic institutions previously attended.
  3. Official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the General Test and Subject Test in Psychology.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references.
  5. A typed statement of professional goals.
  6. A representative work sample of current professional skills (e.g., psychological testing report, consultation or therapy summary, etc.).

Applicants are selected for an in-person interview based on credential review.

For more information, please contact:

School of Psychology
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck Campus (T-WH1-01) 
1000 River Road 
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666-1914
Voice: 201-692-2301