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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Admission Process

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Dear Prospective Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in our doctoral program in School Psychology. Please download and complete an application and 3 recommendation forms here. The application process involves the following steps that may be completed simultaneously:


  1. You will need to complete an application to the College of Graduate Studies and Research.  Applications are available online at In addition to the completed application, you will need to send official copies of your Graduate Record Examination scores and academic transcripts as soon as possible. Upon receipt of your materials, the College of Graduate Studies and Research may admit you to take graduate level courses at the University. However, this is not an admission to the School Psychology Program (see #2 below).


  1. In order to be considered for admission to the School Psychology Doctoral Program, you must submit the completed [PDF] Application to the School Psychology Program (206 KiB) to the Department of Psychology. Please include: your curriculum vita, personal statement, photocopies of GRE scores and transcripts, and a writing sample with your application. The application packet should be received by February 1 to facilitate timely decisions. Your Departmental application file is initiated when this packet is received. Please mail to the following address:


School Psychology Admissions Committee
Department of Psychology
23 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001


  1. Have three references, at least two of whom should be university professors who are familiar with your academic ability and professional potential, complete the enclosed [PDF] recommendation forms (82 KiB). The letters may be sent directly to the Department of Psychology or may be enclosed with your application packet.


  1. Contact Student Financial Services staff at theCampus Hub for information about University billing, payments, and financial aid resources. You may also review information provided at


Only completed application packets (Items #2 and #3 above) to the School Psychology Doctoral Program will be reviewed. Selected applicants will be invited for on-campus interviews during the last week of February. If you have further questions, feel free to contact me at or 507.389.2815. Thank you for your interest in the School Psychology Doctoral Program.



Carlos J. Panahon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator