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All application materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions via the online Graduate Application. Use the graduate admission checklist to get started.

  • Deadlines

    Fall: Apply by January 15, 5 p.m. EST

  • Requirements
    • GPA: 3.2 in the last 60 undergraduate credits
    • GRE: Not Required
    • Other Exams: Pass CLAST, GK, GRE or PRAXIS
    • Applicant Statement/Letter of Intent: Write an autobiographical sketch (1200-2000 words). You may consider answering the following as part of your statement:
      • Why do you want to become a school psychologist (instead of a teacher, school counselor, mental health counselor, or clinical psychologist, etc.)?
      • Why do you wish to pursue your education and training at FIU?
      • What unique life experiences, academic and research background, leadership, and work history relating to children and families would make you well prepared for graduate school?
      • What are your career objectives (i.e. what do you see yourself doing in 5 years after completing the program)?
      • If you are interested in joining Project SPECIAL in Fall 2022, please indicate your interest in the Application Statement/Letter of Intent. For more information, please contact Dr. Andy Pham at avpham@fiu.edu
    • Letters of Recommendation: Required, 3 Letters
      • Preference will be given to applicants whose letters are written by faculty or professors who can evaluate the applicant’s potential success in a graduate program. Letters must be written on letterhead or stationery.
    • Additional Requirements:
      • Resume
      • Interview
      • 15 credit hours of psychology courses including a statistics course


    For additional requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

  • Funding


    If you are interested in joining Project SPECIAL in Fall 2022, please indicate your interest in the Application Statement/Letter of Intent. For more information, please contact Dr. Andy Pham at avpham@fiu.edu