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Please pay close attention to the application deadlines and instructions listed below, as late or incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered. 

There are two parts to the application process:

Part I: Graduate School Application Procedures
Part II: Departmental Application Procedures


Arrange to have the following documents sent to:

Office of Student Records
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425589
Denton, TX 76204

The ApplyTexas Application:  Applicants at all levels must use this system to apply to all Texas public universities.  Submit a graduate admissions application online at (NOTE: A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 will be required of each new applicant.  The fee is $75.00 for international students).

Official Transcripts: Submit an official transcript from each accredited college or university attended (copies are not accepted).  Even though coursework from all institutions may be reflected on one transcript, TWU’s Office of Student Records requires individual transcripts from each university attended.

Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: Arrange to have your GRE report sent directly from Educational Testing Services (ETS: When completing the ETS Score Report Form, TWU’s institutional code is 6826.

Visit the Office of Student Records website at: for additional information if necessary.


Collect and submit the following documents in ONE envelope to:

Dr. Kathy DeOrnellas
Program Director for Specialist Program in School Psychology
Department of Psychology and Philosophy
P.O. 425470
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204 

Cover Letter/Letter of Intent: A letter of intent is simply a cover letter indicating that a potential student is interested in applying to the program.

School Psychology Program Application: Complete, print and submit a hard copy of the school psychology program application.

A copy of your APPLYTEXAS Application: Submit a copy of your completed graduate school application.

Vita/ Resume:  Your vita or resume should highlight relevant training, work experience, and volunteer experiences.

Unofficial Graduate Records Examination Scores (GRE): Submit a copy of your most recent GRE scores (unofficial or photocopied is acceptable).  The School Psychology Program requires the Verbal, Quantitative, and Total scores. 

Unofficial Transcripts: Submit a transcript from each accredited college or university attended (unofficial or photocopied transcripts are acceptable).

Letters of Recommendation: Submit at least three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.  Letters should be written on institutional or organizational letterhead.  Each must be individually sealed with the recommender’s signature written across the flap.

Essay/Goals Statement: (500 words or less) describing the applicants professional aspirations in the field of school psychology as well as relevant autobiographical information.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Our application deadline is February 1st.  All application materials must be received by both the Office of Student Records and the Department of Psychology and Philosophy by the specified deadline.  Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received by February 1st.

On Campus Interviews:  On campus interviews are required as part of the application process.  Applicants’ files are reviewed and a select number of applicants are invited to interview.  Applicants invited for interviews will be contacted with the interview dates.

Acceptance of an Offer:  Should you be accepted into the doctoral program and decide to accept our offer, your reply must be received on or before April 15th pursuant with the policy of the American Psychological Association.  Submit confirmation of your acceptance to Dr. Denise Maricle via email (, fax 9940-898-2301, or mail (see above address).

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