How to Apply

Application Deadlines

The application for the Fall 2024 cohort is closed. The application for Fall 2025 will open in September. 

More information can be found on Gonzaga's Academic Calendar and Resource page.


Post-Baccalaureate applicants (pre-certification) must have an appropriate bachelor's degree such as psychology, education-related, or counseling-related. The degree must come from a regionally accredited institution.

Post-Certification applicants must have an Ed.S. in school psychology degree, or equivalent such as a 60-credit master’s degree in a closely related degree field such as school counseling. The degree must come from a regionally accredited institution.  When applying please select the "PsyD in School Psychology - Post Certification" application.

All Applicants must display a high degree of professional dispositions and personal and social maturity as indicated by a study of the candidate’s record and an interview with school psychology faculty.

GPA Requirements

  • Minimum Undergraduate GPA of 3.5.
  • Minimum Graduate GPA of 3.5 (if applicable).
  • If your cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 you must include an “Explanation of GPA” statement in your application. 

Application Requirements

  • If documents have been generated using Artificial Intelligence (AI), your application may be denied.

  • Complete the Online Application

Official Transcripts

  • Submit one official transcript from each college or university listed on your application.
  • If you previously attended Gonzaga or are a current student, GU transcripts are ordered by your Admissions Counselor on your behalf.

Official transcripts can be mailed or emailed to:

Gonzaga University
Graduate Admissions Operations
AD Box 102
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0068

Letters of Recommendation

  • Provide three professional recommenders who can evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, professional practice and your ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree.
  • Supervisors or past professors are great choices for recommenders.
  • Recommendations from family members are not accepted.
  • Letters of recommendation are facilitated through the online application.

Statement of Purpose

  • Submit an essay, in your own words, answering why you are interested in joining the Psy.D. in School Psychology program.


  • Submit your current resumé or curriculum vitae of professional experience.

Required Exams

  • GRE Psychology Subject Test


  • You may be invited for an interview. This will be arranged by the department after submission of your application materials.


Military-Connected & Veteran Students

  • Currently, all active-duty military members must have permission/approval from an Education Services Officer (ESO), Military Counselor, or the Military Service prior to applying.
  • For more information on how to apply for the GI Bill and related benefits, please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs How to Apply page.
  • Visit Gonzaga’s Military & Veteran Students for more information regarding benefits and student support 



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