Graduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in the Department of Educational Psychology.  Applying for graduate admission requires TWO applications. The first is completed and submitted through Apply Texas, a web-based application required to be considered for admission to the university. Applicants must also complete a departmental application.  Additional information about the requirements for each of these can be found below.

University application requirements

The Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M University requires the following from graduate applicants:

  1. A completed and signed graduate application submitted through Apply Texas.  where you will be will be prompted to:
    • Create a new graduate school admissions application.
    • Select Texas A&M University College Station.
    • Choose the semester that you are applying for, noting that some programs only admit students for specific semesters.
    • Choose the degree program you wish to apply for. Note the department’s master’s and doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology have multiple emphasis area program options. Select the degree (i.e., Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, Educational Psychology) in the university application. The departmental application will enable applicants to specify the emphasis area program they wish to pursue.
      • The department offers three doctoral degrees: Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Educational Psychology. Emphasis area program options for the Educational Psychology doctorate include Bilingual Education; Cognition, Creativity, & Human Development; Educational Technology; Research, Measurement, & Statistics; or Special Education.
      • The department offers four master’s degrees: Bilingual Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, and Special Education. Emphasis area  options for the master’s degree in Educational Psychology include Cognition & Creativity; Cognition, Creativity, Instruction, & Development; Research, Measurement, & Statistics; and School Counseling.
  2. Graduate application fee of $65 ($90 for international applicants)
  3. Official transcript from every higher education institution previously attended
  4. Official GRE* scores that are less than five years old (Note the master’s degree programs in Educational Technology, Special Education, and School Counseling do not require GRE scores.)
  5. Official TOEFL scores, less than two years old (International Applicants; see OGS directions for waivers)

*The school’s GRE code is 6003. EPSY does not use a department code.  Send items directly using one of the following addresses:

(U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001

(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
0200 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0200
(979) 845-1060

DEPARTMENTAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The required online departmental application requires the following information:

  1. GPA of previous coursework (no minimum, but typically 3.0 or higher on last 60 credit hours)
  2. GRE verbal and quantitative scores
    • Official GRE* scores, less than five years old
    • Note: Educational Technology Master’s, SPED Master’s and School Counseling Master’s Programs do not require the GRE
  1. Three professional recommendations (electronic form accessible in online application)
  2. Biographical profile
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Resume/CV
  5. Writing Sample (optional)

*The school’s GRE code is 6003. EPSY does not use a department code.

Application materials not uploaded to the departmental application webpage must be mailed in a signed and sealed envelope to:

Graduate Admissions
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
Texas A&M University
4225 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4225

Applicants must identify the specific degree program (and emphasis area as applicable) to which they seek admission.  Admissions decisions are based on an appraisal of the qualifications conveyed in completed application materials, extent to which the applicant’s interests and goals are aligned with the program to which they are applying, and the capacity of the program at time of application. Relevant personal characteristics, experiences, and goals are also considered. Examples include

  • Fluency in non-English languages spoken by students/clients with whom our graduates would expect to serve, motivation characteristics, pro-social orientation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Life and professional experiences with populations with increased risk for educational and psychological adjustment difficulties.
  • Career goals and interests in fields and positions our graduate programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue.

 

Many of our doctoral programs also conduct interviews with a subset of applicants after the initial round of application reviews. December applicants that are selected to be interviewed are typically contacted in early January.  

International students admitted to exclusively online programs will not be issued an I-20 if admitted.

 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

All students must comply with University residency requirements. The Ph.D. programs in Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Educational Psychology’s Emphasis Program in Special Education require continuous full-time attendance at the College Station campus. Residency in the Bryan/College Station area are required.

 

DEADLINES

Doctoral Programs

  • Counseling Psychology:  December 1
  • Educational Psychology (all emphasis areas): December 1 (Alternate deadline April 1)

- Bilingual Education

- Cognition, Creativity, Instruction, & Development

- Educational Technology

- Research, Measurement, & Statistics

- Special Education

  • School Psychology:  December 1

* Applications submitted by December deadline receive priority in areas with alternate deadlines.

 

Master’s Programs

  • Bilingual Education

Oct. 15 (spring admission) and Mar. 15 (summer & fall admission)

  • Educational Psychology: Refer to emphasis program deadlines:

-   Cognition and Creativity

March. 15 (summer & fall admissions), Jul. 1 (fall admission), Oct. 15 (spring admission)

-   Cognition, Creativity, Instruction, & Development 

Oct. 15 (spring admission) and Mar. 15 (summer/fall admissions)

-   Research, Measurement, and Statistics 

Oct. 15 (spring admission) and Mar. 15 (summer & fall admissions)

-   School Counseling 

Feb. 15 (summer admission)

  • Educational Technology

Oct. 15 (spring admissions) and Mar. 15 (summer & fall admissions)

  • Special Education

Feb. 15 (summer admission)

 

QUESTIONS

Review the FAQs page for more information.

Contact Sally Kallina epsyadvisor@tamu.edu for more information.