MEd in Educational Psychology

The master's in educational psychology (MEd) has wide applicability. This degree can be obtained in its generalized form or in the form of a customizable track. The customizable track allows students to collaborate with their academic advisor to determine electives that meet the student's needs and interests with emphasis on specific skills and knowledge.

The following customizable tracks are among the options available:

  • Learning and Memory
  • Behavioral Management and Motivation
  • Diversity and Advocacy
  • Program Evaluation
  • Professional Development
  • Institutional and Industrial Consultation
  • Social Psychology and Leadership Skills
  • School Psychology Foundations - for those who wish to pursue a career in School Psychology
  • Doctoral Foundations - prepares students to move on to a doctoral program.

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Admission

To be considered for admission to the MEd in educational psychology, students must provide:

  • their grade point average (GPA) for the most recent 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework;
  • evidence of academic competence;
  • a resume;
  • names, addresses and phone numbers of three people to provide letters of reference;
  • a statement of professional goals; and
  • a statement of research interests.

Evidence of academic competence can be provided in one of the following ways:

  • GPA of 3.000 or higher for the most recent 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework;
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of at least 150 for each GRE subsection (verbal and quantitative) and a GRE writing assessment score of 4.0 or higher;
  • Miller Analogies Test equal to the national mean score at the time of taking the exam (400).

Applications for admission to the MEd in educational psychology program are reviewed throughout the year as they become completed. Candidates who apply are considered in the order in which their applications are completed until all openings are filled.

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Requirements

The MEd in educational psychology may be earned under a thesis or nonthesis option. The nonthesis option requires 33 credit hours of coursework and a written comprehensive examination.

The thesis option requires 32 credit hours of coursework plus an oral examination over the thesis.

Candidates for the nonthesis MEd in both educational psychology and in counseling are required to pass a written comprehensive examination in their major area. Within the first three weeks of the semester in which students take the exam, an Application for Comprehensive Examination should be filed with the department office. Applications will not be accepted if submitted less than two weeks prior to the scheduled examination.

Examples of Customized Tracks

School Psychology Foundation Track (thesis option)

Core Courses
CESP 704Introduction to Educational Statistics3
CESP 728Theories of Human Development3
CLES 801Introduction to Educational Research3
CESP 820Learning Theory & Instruction3
CESP 823Experimental Design in Educational Research3
CESP 831Social Psychology for Educational and Helping Professions3
CESP 860Seminar in Research Problems1
CESP 875Master's Thesis2
CESP 876Master's Thesis2
Electives9
School Psychology Professional Issues
Principles of Measurement and Program Evaluation
Biological Principles and Psychological Functioning for School Psychologists
Total Credit Hours32

 Example Nonthesis Tracks

Core Courses - for all tracks
CESP 704Introduction to Educational Statistics3
CESP 728Theories of Human Development3
CLES 801Introduction to Educational Research3
CESP 820Learning Theory & Instruction3
CESP 823Experimental Design in Educational Research3
CESP 831Social Psychology for Educational and Helping Professions3
Electives15
School Psychology Foundation Track
Counseling Theory
School Psychology Professional Issues
Principles of Measurement and Program Evaluation
Biological Principles and Psychological Functioning for School Psychologists
Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children
Diversity and Advocacy Track
Counseling Theory
Multicultural Education
Multicultural Issues in Counseling
Counseling Families in Crisis
Special Studies
Generic Option Track
15 credit hours selected by the student with the guidance of an academic advisor. Includes 700- and 800-level courses in one or more related disciplines. Some potential disciplines include educational psychology, counseling, school psychology, curriculum and instruction, communication science and disorders, and psychology.
Total Credit Hours33