School Psychology focuses on mental health issues facing children and adolescents and their families. The program's goal is to prepare doctoral-level school psychologists who will promote psychology as a science and contribute to the advancement of the profession.

The faculty endorses a scientist/practitioner model of training and expects students to become competent researchers and proficient practitioners. Graduates with degrees in school psychology find successful careers in schools, medical settings, mental health organizations, and private practice.

The School Psychology Program is phasing out the previous accredited version of the program.

The outgoing program has been continually accredited by APA since 1992. The School Psychology Program accreditation status has been updated. (9/20)

New School Psychology Program

The College of Education is proud to announce a new program is admitting students. The program, structured to offer the PhD degree with an EdS option, will seek full accreditation by APA.

The School Psychology Program  accepts applications once a year for Fall admission. The 2021-2022 application deadline is January 15th!  Faculty review of application materials commence the final weeks of January and virtual interviews are scheduled for February 4th and 5th by invitation.

Contact Ann Santos, PhD ( to learn more about the new program. Course requirements are pending. 


There is a $60 application fee for students residing in the United States. There is a $100 application fee for international applicants. To begin the general graduate application process, set up an account with an existing email address and password here:

APPLICATION information

After you submit your application, we'll send you a HawkID and password to review the status of your application online using our MyUI



The School Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Iowa is currently designated as accredited--inactive by the American Psychological Association and will no longer admit students.

A new program will accept applications beginning Fall 2020. We intend to seek full accreditation by APA going forward.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data


Program Coordinator of new School Psychology Program