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The Department of Educational Psychology needs to receive all items listed below. Reading and Literacy program uses rolling admission and will review students for a possible admission to the upcoming semester when all application materials are submitted. Admissions has implemented a new online application process called ApplyYourself. Please contact the Department of Educational Psychology if you have any concerns. 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.

  • Graduate Application: 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.
    • Transcripts: Please upload your transcripts into the ApplyYourself web application. These are unofficial, scanned images.
  • GRE Scores: Reading & Literacy program requires writing section score of GRE. 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.



Last Updated: 12/6/21