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PROGRAM/EMPHASIS DEADLINE GRE Test Scores (updated May 2023)
Counseling Psychology Ph.D. December 15 Not required
School Psychology Ph.D. December 15 Not required
Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Ph.D Rolling Admissions* Writing Section Only
Learning Sciences Ph.D. Rolling Admissions* Not required
School Psychology Ed.S. December 15 Not required
Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.Ed. December 15 Not required
School Counseling M.Ed. December 15 Not required
Statistical & Research Methods M.Stat.

November 1 for Spring;
April 1 for Fall

Not required
Literacy Education M.Ed.  Rolling Admissions* Writing Section Only
Elementary Education M.Ed.  Rolling Admissions* Not required

Instructional Design & Educational
Technology M.Ed.

Rolling Admissions for Fall
Semester Entrance

Not required
Learning Sciences MA/MS  Rolling Admissions* Not required
Secondary Science Teaching B.S./M.Ed.  Rolling Admissions* In Progress


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

Admissions has implemented a new online application process called SLATE. 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.  Step-by-step instructions for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program can be found here.

  • 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. For example, Reading and Literacy or Counseling Psychology PhD or CMHC or School Counseling.  
    • If applying to a PhD and a Masters' Program, submit two separate applications
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling: If applying for both Salt Lake and St George, only submit one application and contact Lindsay with your interest.
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling: These are in person programs at BOTH locations.  Accepted applicants to the St George program will begin the program in MAY while those entering the SLC program will begin in AUGUST.  You are only able to attend classes at the campus you applied and were accepted to.
    • St George Graduate Center Programs: Please indicate a SUMMER start on the application if you are applying to one of the programs in St George.  
  • Transcripts: Please upload your transcripts into the ApplyYourself web application. These are unofficial, scanned images.
  • GRE Scores: Please see above information. Please 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, the 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 PhD 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: 12/1/23