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
    • 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)?
      • What does diversity, equity and inclusion mean to you?
    • 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 or research methods course

    For additional requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

  • Funding

    If you are interested in joining Project SPECIAL in Fall 2022, we have completed the selection of scholars for the project. We will be admitting students for Fall 2023 for a new project aimed at Culturally Responsive Youth Services in Teaching, Adaptation, and Language (Project CRYSTAL). For more information, please contact the project director, Dr. Andy Pham at