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Admissions - School Psychology

Application Process

Prospective students can apply to the School Psychology M.A./Ed.S. program through the Office of Graduate Admissions online portal. Recent Tufts alumni may be eligible for the TuftsPlus program, a streamlined application process.

Review the GSAS Admissions page for application deadlines.

Application Checklist

  • Online Application for Admission through Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
  • College Transcripts: One official copy of each of your college transcripts
  • Official GREs: Not required, if you would like to submit GRE scores you can use the Tufts University GRE code: 3901.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Collectively the letters should address your capacity to accomplish graduate-level studies. One letter should be from an academic setting and speak to your writing ability. The other letters may be from clinical, research, or employment settings, either paid or volunteer.
  • Resume
  • Shadowing: Supplemental essay and interview or shadow with a school psychologist to become informed about the roles and responsibilities in the field.
  • Personal Statement: Elaborate on your reasons for wishing to pursue graduate study at Tufts and your vision of becoming a school psychologist. Describe significant experiences, inspiring individuals, important relationships, and/or influential events that motivated you to take this path.
  • Application Fee
  • Interview Day: Attendance at our Interview Day, usually the first Saturday in March, is highly recommended. You will learn about what differentiates Tufts from other programs, have an individual admissions interview, participate in a group process exercise, give a writing sample, meet current students and faculty, and take a campus tour. We realize that attendance may not be possible, but we encourage all applicants to make every effort to attend this day.
  • Financial Aid Application: If you are applying for financial assistance and/or a Tufts University Department-based scholarship, be sure to complete the following two steps:
    1. Complete the Financial Aid Application section of the online application.
    2. To apply for loans and other financial assistance that is awarded from outside Tufts University, you will also need to complete a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov (The Tufts FAFSA code is 002219).

Tuition and Associated Costs

Tuition is billed over the first two years only for the three year School Psychology program and is inclusive of courses taken during the summer terms. This includes the summers prior to the first year, between the first and second years, and following the second year. No tuition is charged during the third year. However, there is a small continuation fee. To learn more about the cost and associated fees (Student Activity Fee, Health Insurance and Fee) please see the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Tuition and Aid site.

Tuition costs do not include room and board and living expenses. For information regarding on-campus housing and off-campus housing visit the GSAS website.

School Psychology Stipends
Tufts Department of Education awards up to three stipends to third year students doing internships in Eastern Massachusetts' urban school districts. The purpose of these awards is to support and promote the development of professional competence in school psychology students working in urban settings. Second year students may apply once their internship placement has been confirmed.

Program Fast Facts

Degree Type:
Master of Arts (M.A.) and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Application Deadline:
See deadlines on the GSAS Admissions site

Notification and Decisions:
Applicants notified of admissions status by March 15; program must receive applicants decision by April 15

Program Cost: Two years of tuition for three year program. GSAS Tuition and Aid - Professional Graduate Programs
Interview Required: Yes
GRE Requirement: Not required, if you would like to submit GRE scores you can use the Tufts University GRE code: 3901.
Shadowing: School Psychology candidates must submit a supplemental essay and interivew or shadow a school psychologist to become informed about the roles and responsibilities in the field.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in psychology, or coursework in statistics/methods and developmental psychology; a course on racism, racial equity, social justice, or a related area is highly encouraged.
Letters of Recommendation: 3