School Psychology (Professional Diploma)

School Psychology (Professional Diploma)

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This program is no longer accepting new applications for fall 2023. The 2024 application will be available in the coming weeks. Please join our mailing list and we will notify you when the 2024 application is open.

*Please note that this application is for the School Psychology PD program only. This department also offers a combined Educational Psychology (M.A.) with School Psychology (PD/Cert) and a stand alone Educational Psychology (M.A. only)  Each program has different deadlines and requirements. Please review to ensure you are applying to the correct program. If you have any questions, please contact us 

School Psychology (Professional Diploma) with certification in:

  • School Psychology


Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 500-1,000 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official US transcripts from all previous colleges attended or official NACES course-by- course evaluation of any foreign transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Official copy of GRE scores
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS)


  • An appropriate master’s degree or with dual admission to MA in Educational Psychology

*Note: NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework.

Application Deadlines*:

All applications and supplemental application materials must be received by the deadlines below to be considered for admission.

Domestic Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring November 1
Fall  March 1
International Applicants
Term Deadline
Spring November 1
Fall  March 1

*Deadlines are subject to change.


We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about our graduate programs, to get answers to your graduate application questions, or to schedule a visit to NJCU.

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Phone: 201-200-3409
Fax: 201-200-2044