College of Education

Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology- Graduate

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Dr. Michael Toland

Director Graduate Studies

Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

College of Education

111 Dickey Hall

Lexington KY 40506

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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.

Doctoral Degree - Counseling Psychology

Application Requirements
  • CV -Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references
  • Personal Statement - Your Personal Statement should address the following questions: What is your understanding of counseling psychology as a specialty discipline and why this program is 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 - Article manuscript or class paper; sole authored; demonstrating APA style command (Title page, headers, references, etc.
  • GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application Deadline - December 1

Masters Degree - Counseling Psychology

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • CV - Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references.
  • Personal Statement -Your Personal Statement should address the following questions: What is your understanding of counseling psychology as a specialty discipline and why this program is 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?
  • GRE

  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application Deadline - February 1

Specialist Degree - Counseling Psychology

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • CV - Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references.
  • Personal Statement -Your Personal Statement should address the following questions: What is your understanding of counseling psychology as a specialty discipline and why this program is 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?
  • GRE

  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application Deadline - February 1 (Fall), February 15 (Spring)

Doctoral Degree - Educational Psychology

Application Requirements
  • CV - Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references.
  • Personal Statement - 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 - Article manuscript or class paper; sole authored; demonstrating APA style command (Title page, headers, references, etc.)

  • GRE

  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application Deadline - December 1

 

Specialist Degree - Educational Psychology

Application Requirements
  • CV - Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references.
  • Personal Statement - 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.
  • GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Masters Degree - Educational Psychology

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • CV - Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references.
  • Personal Statement - 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.
  • GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application Deadline - February 1

Doctoral Degree - School Psychology

Application Requirements
  • CV - Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references.'
  • Personal Statement - 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 interests most align? (PhD applicants only)
  • Writing Sample - Article manuscript or class paper; sole authored; demonstrating APA style command (Title page, headers, references, etc.)
  • GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application Deadline - December 1

Specialist Degree - School Psychology

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • CV - Educational background, work experiences, professional certifications, professional memberships, publications, and references.'
  • Personal Statement - 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? What previous clinical or educational 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?
  • GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application Deadline - February 1

Admissions Officer

mary Richardson

mrich6@uky.edu
859-257-4618


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Dr. Michael Toland

Director Graduate Studies

Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

College of Education

111 Dickey Hall

Lexington KY 40506

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