Graduate Admissions

To be admitted into an EPSY graduate program, you must apply to the Department and Texas A&M University.

Department Requirements

All applicants must complete the online departmental application.

The following application materials are required:

  • GPA of previous coursework (no minimum, but typically 3.0 or higher on last 60 credit hours)
  • GRE verbal and quantitative scores
    • Official GRE* scores, less than five years old
      • Educational Technology Master’s, SPED Master’s and School Counseling Master’s Programs do not require the GRE
  • Letters of recommendation (electronic form on online application)
  • Biographical profile
  • Admissions interview (required by Counseling and School Psychology programs)

*The school’s GRE code is 6003. EPSY does not use a department code.

Application materials not uploaded to the online application must be mailed in a signed and sealed envelope to:

Graduate Admissions
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
Texas A&M University
4225 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4225

Program faculty determines admission of an applicant to a program.  Therefore, you must apply to a particular program. Admissions decisions are made based on application materials, as well as on space and resources available within the program and the department.

The following are also considered:

  • Personal characteristics: fluency in languages other than English that is spoken by students/clients with whom our graduates would expect to work; motivation characteristics, pro-social orientation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Life and work experiences: life and professional experience with populations with increased risk for educational and psychological adjustment difficulties.
  • Career goals and interests: expression of specific intentions and interests in meeting educational and mental health needs of populations with increased risks.

Applicants may submit additional materials, but these items will not be submitted with applications for faculty review.

International students admitted to exclusively online programs will not be issued an I-20 if admitted.

The following programs have additional admission requirements:

  • Ph.D. in School Psychology
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling

Texas A&M University Requirements

The Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M requires the following to apply:

  • Completed and signed graduate application
  • Application fee of $50 ($90 for international applicants)
  • Official transcript from every higher education institution previously attended
  • Official GRE* scores, less than five years old, with the following exceptions:
    • Educational Technology Master’s, SPED Master’s and School Counseling Master’s Programs
  • Official TOEFL scores, less than two years old (International Applicants; see OGS directions for waivers)

*The school’s GRE code is 6003. EPSY does not use a department code.

Send these items directly to:

(U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001

(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
0200 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0200
(979) 845-1060

Residency Requirements

All students must comply with University residency requirements. The Ph.D. programs in Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Special Education are full-time programs on the Texas A&M University campus, and residency in Bryan/College Station is required.


  • Doctoral Programs:
    • Bilingual Education:
      • December 1
      • April 1 (Alternate deadline, December applicants are given priority)
      • July 1 (2nd Alternate deadline, December applicants are given priority)
    • Counseling Psychology: December 1
    • Learning Sciences (CCID, RMS, and Educational Technology): December 1
      • CCID and RMS have reopened their applications through April 1, 2016 
    • School Psychology: December 1
    • Special Education:
      • December 1
      • April 1 (Alternate deadline, December applicants are given priority)
  • Master's Programs:
    • Bilingual Education:
      • October 15 (Spring Admission)
      • March 15 (Summer and Fall Admission)
    • Learning Sciences:
      • October 15 (Spring Admission)
      • March 15 (Summer and Fall Admission)
      • July 1 (Fall Admission - Creativity & Cognition
    • School Counseling: February 15 (Summer Admission)
    • Special Education: February 15 (Summer Admission)

Note: The online MERITS program is currently not admitting new students.


Review the FAQs page for more information.

Contact Sally Kallina at (979) 845-1833 or for more information. Skype advising is available by appointment.