Applicants to the EdD program in School Psychology must hold a valid Professional Educator License in Illinois or hold a school psychology license in another state and be eligible to obtain licensure as a school psychologist in Illinois.
Most students from National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)-approved specialist level programs will have completed similar prerequisite coursework. Applicants who did not graduate from a NASP-approved program must provide documentation of their foundational coursework for review and approval
Fall: April 1
- A Completed Application Form
You may submit your application form online.
- Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record. Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0.
In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.
- Two Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender's email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters will be submitted directly through the online application system.
We ask that you submit only two letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature.
- A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:
- Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals;
- Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice;
A current resume that highlights at least two years of work experience relevant to your professional goals
Our admissions committee may request an interview. Interviews are done by invitation only
- Citizenship Required for Licensure
Persons seeking state licensure must be US citizens, permanent residents or have a resident alien card