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NOTE: Clinical Mental Health Counseling  Applications for St. George will be taken until March 1, 2019


Counseling Psychology PhD

December 15

School Psychology PhD

December 15

Reading and Literacy PhD

Rolling Admissions*

Learning Sciences PhD

Rolling Admissions*

School Psychology Ed.S.

December 15

Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.Ed.

December 15

School Counseling M.Ed.

December 15

Statistical & Research Methods M.Stat.

November 1 for Spring; April 1 for Fall

Reading and Literacy M.Ed

Rolling Admissions*

Elementary Education M.Ed

Rolling Admissions*


Rolling Admissions for Fall Semester Entrance

Learning Sciences MA/MS

Rolling Admissions

* Rolling admissions means that applications to these programs are processed as they are received.

Admissions has implemented a new online application process called ApplyYourself. Please contact the Department of Educational Psychology if you have any concerns. We suggest beginning the application process at least one month prior to the Application Deadline to ensure that any problems that may occur can be resolved quickly.

  • Graduate Application: (University of Utah). Apply online here: The application fee is $55 for domestic applicants or $65 for international students.
    • When you put what program you’re applying to, Educational Psychology, you MUST put what emphasis you’re interested in.
    • If applying to a PhD and a Masters' Program, submit two separate applications
    • School Counseling: If applying for both Salt Lake and St George, only submit one application and contact JoLynn with your interest.
  • Transcripts: Please upload your transcripts into the ApplyYourself web application. These are unofficial, scanned images.
  • GRE Scores: : You must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for all programs except for IDET. Reading and Literacy M.Ed. applicants take the writing section only. Plan to take this test at least one month before your application date, as it takes an average of three weeks to get your scores back. This test is administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS). Your GRE Scores must be forwarded to the University of Utah (Code 4853) by ETS. Personal photocopies are not sufficient. For more information you may contact ETS or your university's testing center.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume: A CV is a detailed overview of your accomplishments, ones most relevant to the realm of academia. Submit a CV with the most updated information possible.
  • Personal Statement: Submit a personal statement in the application describing your career goals in 1 to 2 pages. For individuals applying to a doctoral program, please identify in your statement at least one of two program faculty who could potentially serve as research mentors if you are admitted.
  • Recommendations: You will need to get 3 letters of recommendation. You will be prompted to add your recommenders' email addresses. They will receive an email with a copy of the necessary Recommendation Form to fill out. They will be required to fill it out and upload it with their letters into your online application. At least two of the recommendations should be from individuals at academic institutions who can assess your academic potential for graduate study.
  • OPTIONAL: for Ph.D. applicants - A writing sample, such as a paper.


The Department of Educational Psychology needs to receive all items by the deadline listed for the program to which you are applying.

If you have any further questions, please contact the University of Utah Admissions Office at (801)581-7283 or the Department of Educational Psychology at (801) 581-7148.

Last Updated: 12/20/18