Degree Requirements

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts degree in educational psychology is available to students with specializations in human development, culture, and learning sciences; school psychology; and counselor education. It is also available to students enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy degree program who wish to complete a master’s degree on the way to the doctorate or who are allowed by the Graduate Studies Committee to elect a terminal master’s degree.

A minimum of twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology or educational psychology, or an appropriate equivalent, is a prerequisite for the degree. Further information about requirements and optional plans is available from the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Master of Education

This degree is available to students with specializations in human development, culture, and learning sciences; quantitative methods; and counselor education (those fulfilling the requirements for a certificate as a school counselor or those intending to be counselors in postsecondary education settings).

A minimum of twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology or educational psychology, or an appropriate equivalent, is a prerequisite for the degree. Further information about requirements and optional plans is available from the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Doctor of Philosophy

The student applying for admission to candidacy must follow coursework and other requirements that have been set by the Graduate Studies Committee and must pass such oral and written examinations as the committee may specify.

Most students require at least four years beyond the bachelor’s degree to complete the program, including an internship; many take five years or more. A significant proportion of students in programs not requiring an internship can complete the program in four to five years, including summer sessions. Further information about requirements is available from the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Dual Degree Programs

The Department of Educational Psychology offers the following dual degree programs in cooperation with other divisions of the University. More information is available from the graduate adviser in each program.

Field(s) of Study Degree(s)
MedicineDoctor of Medicine

Master of Education/Doctor of Medicine

In partnership with the Dell Medical School, Educational Psychology offers a Master of Education (MEd) to medical students as part of the medical school curriculum third year requirement for experience in Innovation, Leadership, and Discovery. The MEd/MD program is one of several dual-degree programs from which medical students can choose in their third year.  Applicants to the dual-degree program are not required to submit GRE scores with their application materials. The requirements and policies associated with the dual-degree program are published in the Medical School Catalog. More information is available from the graduate adviser in Educational Psychology.