MA + CAGS Admissions Requirements

As a graduate student at Castleton, you will experience the same transformative, relationship-based education that is the hallmark of the Castleton experience.

The Master of Arts in School Psychology (MA +CAGS) program maintains a dedication to excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Castleton’s mission is to cultivate the knowledge, competence and preparation you need as an emerging professional in your field.

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred. Candidates must have or be near completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, and completed the program prerequisites. Your application will be complete when the Admissions Office has received the following:

__ A completed application and the $40 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable and may be mailed to the Admissions Office in the form of a check or money order payable to Castleton University.

__ A candidate's statement (500 words or less) addressing your background, experience, goals and statement of interests that relate to the desire to be a school psychologist.

__ A current résumé.

__ Two current letters of recommendation from an advisor, employer, or faculty. Your letters of recommendation must come directly from the persons providing the recommendations and can be submitted to: info@castleton.edu.

__ Official final transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work directly from the issuing institution to the Castleton Admissions Office. Transcripts within the Vermont State College system from 2003 forward can be obtained by the Castleton Admissions Office.

__ GRE scores will be waived for candidates with prior master's degree or higher. Scores must be less than 10 years old and may be submitted directly to the admissions office. You may submit your application without your GRE scores. However, official test scores must be submitted once they become available.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for admission to the School Psychology (MA + CAGS) program are based on the background of the student. Candidates typically have a bachelor's degree and background in psychology, education, and/or special education. However, it is not unusual for applicants to hold master's degrees in related fields. This program requires 12 credits in Psychology or related field.