Jul 13, 2024  

Educational Psychology: General Emphasis MA

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Educational psychologists are involved in the following settings: classroom teaching at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels; research related to schools, learning and human growth and development; the construction, administration, and evaluation of tests; early childhood education programs; training programs in business and industry; and residence-hall directors.

Each student in the Educational Psychology program will select one of the following emphases: Instructional, Developmental, Research or General.

The student and advisor plan a provisional sequence of experiences in accordance with the student’s professional objectives, the general requirements of the MA degree and the chosen emphasis.

Continuation in the Educational Psychology program is based upon a periodic review, by the department, of the student’s academic performance and personal qualifications as they pertain to an educational psychologist.

Educational Psychology: General Emphasis

This program provides a broad perspective of this field with emphasis on learning, development, testing and research. The General Emphasis allows students to choose the areas where they wish to develop individual strengths. These areas are presented in depth through varied instructional modes. This program is designed to train graduate students to become college instructors, educational consultants, or researchers in the field of Educational Psychology.

Educational Psychology Core—9


  • Twelve credits by advisement, limited to GDPC courses, or courses in instruction from the School of Education.

    Three credits may be fulfilled by writing a thesis.

Total Credits: 30


The 30–33 credit MA Educational Psychology programs may be completed in one year of full-time study.

Students planning further graduate work are encouraged to include GDPC699 Thesis. Those who do not plan further graduate study may substitute course work for the thesis in their program.

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