M.Ed/M.S. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Creativity & Cognition
Online & On-campus
The EPSY master’s program emphasizing Creativity & Cognition is a 36-hour program, offered online and on-campus, is focused on increasing one’s understanding of creative thinking and learning. The program of study is designed to encourage the personal creativity of professionals and provide them with knowledge and skills to foster creativity and effective learning in others.
This program curriculum will build an:
- Understanding of how research impacts one’s area of interest
- Awareness of ways creative thinking can provide a competitive advantage in problem-solving
- Deeper understanding of learning and instruction
March 15 (summer & fall admissions), July 1 (fall admission), October 15 (spring admission)
To be admitted to a graduate program, you must apply to the EPSY department and Texas A&M University.How to Apply
Degree: Master’s in Educational Psychology with Emphasis in Creativity & Cognition
Degrees Offered: M.Ed., M.S.
Credit Hours: 36 hours
Delivery Online & On-campus
*Select College of Education and update credit hours
EPSY 602 Educational Psychology (Liew – Fall, Juntune – Spring)
EPSY 622 Measurement & Evaluation
EPSY 624 Creative Thinking – Fall
EPSY 636 Techniques of Research
EPSY 645 Creative Genius – Spring
EPSY 673 Theories of Learning (Juntune -Summer)
EPSY 685-700 Directed Studies: “Pro” / “Con” Research Paper (3 Hrs) Part of your final 6 hours
EPSY 685-701 Directed Studies: Portfolio of Applications (3 Hrs) Part of your final 5 credits
SUGGESTED ELECTIVE COURSES: 12 HOURS
EPSY 431 Personal Creativity & Giftedness (Summer Semester)
EPSY 432 Creative Problem Solving (Fall Semester)
EPSY 433 Lateral Thinking (Spring Semester)
EPSY 679 Research on Teacher Effectiveness
EDCI 638 Trends in Curriculum and Instruction
EDCI 673 Analysis of Teaching Behavior (Rackley)
EDCI 677 Strategies for Teaching in a Culturally Pluralistic Society
EDTC 608 Online Course Design
EDTC 613 Integrating Technology in Learning Environments
EDTC 631 Educational Video
EDTC 641 Educational Game Design
RDNG 612 Children’s Literature & Literacy
RDNG 613 Multicultural Children’s Literature & Literacy
*Please contact Dr. Joyce Juntune for more details about the online Master’s in Cognition & Creativity focus.
What is considered a complete application?
An application file is considered complete when we have all the components of both the departmental application and the University application. This includes all transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, and essay have been received. Please remember that we only review complete applications and that it is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their application is complete!
There is an essay that is part of the Texas Common Application and then Online Departmental Application. Do I have to complete both of them?
No – you do not need to complete both essays. You MUST complete the essay that is part of the online departmental application. This essay should be well written, polished, and address all questions or points listed. You are welcome to cut and paste this essay into the Texas Common Application, but it is not necessary.
What is the minimum GPA / GRE Score requirement?
There is no minimum requirement for the GRE or GPA. All students with complete files are given full consideration, and their complete file is reviewed. In terms of general guidelines students will typically have a 3.0 GPA or higher (please note that we calculate GPAs on the last 60 credits), and a GRE score with at least a 151 on the verbal portion and a 141 on the quantitative portion and a combined score around 300. It is important to note that these are just guidelines we do admit students that don’t meet the guideline and we don’t admit students that do meet the guideline.
Master’s programs that do not require GRE scores:
I want/need a Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship – how do I apply?
Please note that we cannot guarantee any financial assistance to any student. We will contact all admitted students about the process for applying for all available assistantships. This is a separate process from applying for admission. The department and programs will choose students to be nominated for Graduate Diversity or Graduate Merit fellowships. These fellowships are only open to U.S. citizens. Please do not ask to be nominated for one of these fellowships as the program will determine which students are competitive for these awards.
I don’t have my UIN and applications are due tomorrow. I can’t submit my online departmental application so I think I will miss the deadline – what should I do?
Don’t worry about this. Even though you cannot technically hit the submit button we still have access to your application. We will take care of this for you and make the appropriate adjustments. You don’t even need to contact us – we do it automatically. Please note that it can up to 2 -3 business days to get your UIN from Admissions, so we strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline to submit your application materials.
Can I send supplemental materials?
You can send us anything you like, and will keep them in our application file. However, we will not upload these items to your file. If you want items such as a professional paper or resume included for review, you need to upload these items to the application as we cannot upload them on your behalf.
If I already have letters from my recommenders can I send those in?
Yes, we will accept the paper letters, however we strongly prefer the electronic format provided as part of the online departmental application. This is the preferred method because the application you complete is the exact application our faculty will review after the deadline. It is very helpful when all of an applicant’s materials can be found in the same location. If you choose to send in a paper letters we have to upload them to your electronic application and they can be harder to locate. Your recommenders can easily attached their letter via our electronic form so there is no need for them to rewrite a whole new letter. Please note, if you elect to send in paper letters they must come directly to the department in a signed and sealed envelope. Letters not received in a signed sealed envelope will not be accepted. Letters can be mailed to:Graduate AdmissionsDepartment of Educational Psychology704I Harrington TowerMS 4225 TAMUCollege Station, TX 77843
Is there a form for completing letters of recommendation?
Yes, this form is part of the online departmental application. It is an electronic form so you will need to type in the recommenders email address and send it to them. You may want to contact the recommender to let them know the form will be coming electronically.
What are the typical program costs?
The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Click here for the cost of attendance estimator
Please note, you must update the program hours.
Can you guide me through the application process?
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.
Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?
Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Office of Graduate Studies Financial Aid