Educational Psychology Programs
The Department of Educational Psychology offers graduate courses leading to:
I. Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)
The Master of Science in Education offers specializations in assessment, research and statistics, learning and development, special education, gifted and talented, or behavior management. It requires a minimum of thirty-six hours of graduate work, twenty-one of which must be in Educational Psychology, and eighteen of which must be 5000 level or above.
II. Master of Arts (M.A.)
The Master of Arts requires thirty semester hours of graduate courses including three hours upon completion of a satisfactory thesis.
III. Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
The Education Specialist in School Psychology is a 64-hour program that prepares the student for licensure as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (L.S.S.P.). It is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.
IV. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires a minimum of sixty-five graduate hours plus nine hours of dissertation. Students take courses in three primary strands, two supporting strands, and a minor area of study. The primary strands include History and Systems, Psychological Foundations, and Learning and Cognition. These three strands form the basis for the student's major area of study. More information regarding admission and other course requirements are included in the program description.
Please note the following important information regarding application for admission:
- Contact the Graduate School to begin the application process.
- All aspects of the application must be completed by the deadline. If everything is not submitted, the application file is not complete and will not be considered.
- Applicants submitting their materials by the admission deadline will be contacted for an interview. Following the interview, applications will be considered and applicants will be notified of the results.
- Prospective students are encouraged to apply by March 1 to increase their chances for obtaining scholarships or an assistantship.