College of Education

Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology- Graduate

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The Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology offers programs leading to the following degrees: Master of Science in Education (Plans A and B available), the Specialist in Education (Ed.S.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Applications to the Master of Arts in Education and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees are no longer accepted. Students must apply for admission to both the Graduate School and to the Department. Doctoral applications must be completed by December 1 for summer/fall admission. All other degree applications have a deadline of January 15. Within the degree programs offered, three specializations are possible: counseling psychology, educational psychology, and school psychology. Specializations are designed to provide students with both a background in behavioral and humanistic components of human learning and behavior, and the competencies to practice the skills designated for these programs. Admission to candidacy in any of these programs includes not only demonstrated skills in the academic area, but a judgment by the faculty of the program that the candidate demonstrates the personal and social characteristics, as well as the professional commitment and ethical standards requisite, for providing the services and demonstrating the skills associated with the program and the advanced degree.

Counseling Psychology Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements

Counseling Psychology Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Your Personal Statement should address the following questions: What is your understanding of counseling psychology as a specialty discipline and why is this program a "good fit" for your specific career goals? What previous clinical/counseling experience and/or life experiences do you have with diverse populations and/or different cultures? What is (or will be) your contribution to issues of diversity and social justice? What are your specific research interests? What is your theoretical orientation?
Writing Sample Upload Yes
Writing Sample Instructions Article manuscript or class paper; sole authored; demonstrating APA style command (Title page, headers, references, etc.)
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline December 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Counseling Psychology Masters (MS) Degree - Application Requirements

Counseling Psychology Master's (MS) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Your Personal Statement should address the following questions: What is your understanding of counseling psychology as a specialty discipline and why is this program a "good fit" for your specific career goals? What previous clinical/counseling experience and/or life experiences do you have with diverse populations and/or different cultures? What is (or will be) your contribution to issues of diversity and social justice? What are your specific research interests? What is your theoretical orientation?
Writing Sample Upload No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline February 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Counseling Psychology Specialist (EdS) Degree - Application Requirements

Counseling Psychology Specialist (EdS) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Your Personal Statement should address the following questions: What is your understanding of counseling psychology as a specialty discipline and why is this program a "good fit" for your specific career goals? What previous clinical/counseling experience and/or life experiences do you have with diverse populations and/or different cultures? What is (or will be) your contribution to issues of diversity and social justice? What are your specific research interests? What is your theoretical orientation?
Writing Sample Upload No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline February 15
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline February 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Educational Psychology Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements

Educational Psychology Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Should include: (1) previous teaching and/or life experiences that have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in educational psychology, (2) experience with diverse populations and/or different cultures, (3) research interests (i.e., specific problems or general areas in which you hope to work), (4) specific career goals, and (5) rationale for why the educational psychology program at the University of Kentucky is a "good fit" for your goals.
Writing Sample Upload Yes
Writing Sample Instructions Article manuscript or class paper; sole authored; demonstrating APA style command (Title page, headers, references, etc.)
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline December 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Educational Psychology Specialist (EdS) Degree - Application Requirements

Educational Psychology Specialist (EdS) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Should include: (1) previous teaching and/or life experiences that have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in educational psychology, (2) experience with diverse populations and/or different cultures, (3) research interests (i.e., specific problems or general areas in which you hope to work), (4) specific career goals, and (5) rationale for why the educational psychology program at the University of Kentucky is a "good fit" for your goals.
Writing Sample Upload No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline February 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Educational Psychology Masters (MS) Degree - Application Requirements

Educational Psychology Master's (MS) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Should include: (1) previous teaching and/or life experiences that have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in educational psychology, (2) experience with diverse populations and/or different cultures, (3) research interests (i.e., specific problems or general areas in which you hope to work), (4) specific career goals, and (5) rationale for why the educational psychology program at the University of Kentucky is a "good fit" for your goals.
Writing Sample Upload No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline February 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

School Psychology Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements

School Psychology Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Should explain your reasons for applying to the program and address the following: (1) What is your understanding of school psychology and why is this program a "good fit" for your specific career goals? (2) What is your theoretical orientation? (PhD applicants only) (3) What previous clinical or educational experience and/or life experiences do you have with diverse populations and/or different cultures? (4) What is (or will be) your contribution to issues of diversity and social justice? (5) What are your specific research interests and with which faculty member(s) does your research interest most align? (PhD applicants only).
Writing Sample Upload Yes
Writing Sample Instructions Article manuscript or class paper; sole authored; demonstrating APA style command (Title page, headers, references, etc.)
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline December 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

School Psychology Specialist (EdS) Degree - Application Requirements

School Psychology Specialist (EdS) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Should explain your reasons for applying to the program and address the following: (1) What is your understanding of school psychology and why is this program a "good fit" for your specific career goals?, (2) What previous clinical or educational experience and/or life experiences do you have with diverse populations and/or different cultures?, (3) What is (or will be) your contribution to issues of diversity and social justice?
Writing Sample Upload No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline February 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officer Contact Information

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859-257-4618
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