Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Educational Psychology M.A.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Student take the common set of required credits listed below and select additional elective credits in consultation with their advisor.

See “Educational Psychology M.A.

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

Theoretical Foundations — 9 hours

PSY 530Life Span Developmental Psychology


PSY 540Theories and Principles of Learning


PSY 644Motivation in Education


Research Methods — 6 hours

SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research


One of the following:

SRM 602Statistical Methods I


SRM 680Introduction to Qualitative Research


Professional Foundations — 9 hours

PSY 575Educational Assessment


PSY 661Trends and Issues in Educational Psychology


PSY 674Measurement I: Classical Test Theory


Elective Credits — 6 hours

NOTES: Students choose electives in consultation with their advisor. Options include, but are not limited to courses in Education, Psychology, Educational Technology, Statistics and Research Methods, Professional or School Psychology, Special Education, or Educational Leadership. Courses numbered 508 or 513 are not acceptable for credit in graduate programs.

PSY 699 is a highly recommended elective for students intending subsequently to enter a doctoral program. Student competencies are examined by comprehensive examination during fall, spring or summer semesters.

Accelerated (4 + 1) Psychology B.A. and Educational Psychology M.A.

Motivated and high-achieving students may seek to complete the requirements for the B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Educational Psychology in five years. To obtain both degrees, students must complete all the requirements for the B.A. described in the Undergraduate Catalog and all of the requirements for the M.A. described in the Graduate Catalog. Completing the requirements for both degrees in the accelerated Master's program is made possible by taking 9 credits of graduate course work in the junior and senior years (paid for at the undergraduate tuition rate). Students remain eligible for financial aid as an undergraduate; any Graduate School aid is not available until students are admitted as a Graduate student.

Students interested in transferring into an accelerated Master’s Program must:

  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to take graduate-level courses as a junior or senior.
  • Meet with the program’s advisor in their junior year, apply (following the same procedure and meeting the same requirements as other M.A. applicants). Full admission is dependent on completing the B.A. requirements in the senior year while maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Students and faculty identify the graduate courses the students should take. The program application will be signed and forwarded to the Graduate School with signatures of the program advisor indicating the approval of graduate course transfer.