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Educational Psychology - M.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D.

COLLEGE: College of Education, Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT: School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294
Fax: 330-672-2512

For more information contact:
Drew Tiene
White Hall 405 D

DESCRIPTION: The Master of Arts and the Master of Education in Educational Psychology provides advanced study in the psychological aspects of human learning and development. Students acquire a broad, basic knowledge of educational psychology and evaluation procedures and develop competencies for addressing problems of learning and development in educational settings. The program's flexibility—with respect to course equivalencies, thesis and elective options—makes it appropriate for classroom teachers, professionals in alternative educational settings and students wishing to pursue doctoral-level training in educational psychology.

The Ph.D. in Educational Psychology provides for advanced study and research in the psychological aspects of the educational enterprise. Under the more general rubric of Educational Psychology, students can choose an official concentration in Instructional Technology, which will include coursework that examines how to most effectively integrate today’s information and communications technologies into instructional settings. Graduates are qualified to teach at the university level and are also prepared for professional leadership, instructional design, research and other activities in a variety of school and alternative educational settings.

Educational Psychology–Instructional Technology provides advanced coursework that examines current theories about how communications and information technologies can be most effectively designed, developed and utilized to enhance instruction in a variety of professional settings. Graduates are qualified to teach at the university level and to provide dynamic leadership in other professional roles that involve the implementation of instructional technology.

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the Ph.D. Instructional Technology concentration also requires GRE (combined score of 1000 or greater on verb and quantitative, 4.0 writing), résumé or vita and interview.


M.A. and M.Ed. degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required. M.A. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the program.

Ph.D: After admission to the Ph.D. degree program, students plan a program of study with their respective faculty advisory committee headed by their advisor. Students’ programs may include at least one appropriate graduate-level minor or cognate as well as the major.

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