The application deadline for the Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) program is December 1.
The School Psychology faculty reviews applications and calls the top-rated applicants for phone interviews. Following phone interviews, some applicants will be invited to our on-campus interview day, usually occurring in mid-February to early March. Please note that visiting day is by invitation only. Please inquire about funding if you are asked to travel to UM for an interview. Offers of admission will be made shortly after visiting day.
When applying to the School Psychology Graduate Program you must complete the following:
Western Regional Graduate Program
The Specialist in School Psychology program is now an approved Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). This means that a select number of students from any state in the Western Region of the United States can get their SSP degree from the University of Montana while paying 150% of the in-state tuition rate, which results in a significant reduction in fees for eligible out-of-state students. If you are applying from a WRGP state, please include a note about your interest in the WRGP tuition rate in your application. Please note that only a limited number of students will be eligible for this tuition reduction per year.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education regulations and because we are located in an institution participating in the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), the Specialist in School Psychology Program, which is a program leading to professional licensure, is required to disclose specific information regarding eligibility for licensure. First, we are required to generally disclose whether completion of our program meets state credentialing or licensing requirements in any U.S. state, district, or territory. In addition, we are also required to make individual disclosures to current students if our curriculum does not meet educational requirements for the state, territory, or district in which they are located or to which they relocate. Finally, we are required to notify prospective students prior to enrollment in our program if we have determined that our curriculum does not meet educational requirements for licensure in the state, territory, or district in which they are located, or if we have not made a determination whether our program meets educational requirements. Please refer to the Provost's Office webpage for additional information.
University of Montana
Department of Psychology
Missoula, MT 59812
If you have further questions please e-mail us, or call 406-243-4522