M.Ed. / M.S. in Educational Psychology: Emphasis in Developmental Sciences
An Online and On-Campus Program
Our master’s program emphasizing Developmental Sciences prepares graduates who are educated consumers of educational research. The curriculum is designed to promote a deeper understanding of learning, human development, and basic research methods.
Students in our program focus on how development, intelligence, and creativity affect:
- How we acquire the knowledge and skills we need.
- Learning, social, and emotional processes.
- How to help people become more effective learners through applying theory to practice.
Our program curriculum builds:
- An understanding of how research impacts one’s area of interest.
- Awareness of ways creative thinking can provide a competitive advantage in problem-solving.
- A deeper understanding of learning and instruction.
The Master’s Program in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Sciences (M.Ed. or M.S.) is a part of the Learning Sciences Division (LS), housed within the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) and the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) at Texas A&M University.
Degree: Master’s in Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Developmental Sciences
Degrees Offered: Master of Education, Master of Science (M.Ed./M.S.)
Delivery: On-Campus or Online
Minimum Credit Hours: 36
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Frequently Asked Questions
List of Bachelor Degree Equivalencies
Can my Application fee be waived?
Yes. This fee may be waived only in exceptional cases for low-income applicants and McNair Scholars. To receive the waiver, you must submit an awards letter from your current school’s financial aid office showing the award of a Pell Grant. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) from a current FAFSA can also be submitted to show financial need. McNair Scholars must submit a letter from their McNair Program Director verifying their status as a McNair Scholar in good standing to receive the fee waiver. Submit this information to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your major of interest and term of application. Waiver of the $90 international application fee is not available.
Is supervision of experience requirements offered?
It is the responsibility of students to independently seek out supervision opportunities. TAMU does not provide supervision for practicum hours.
Statement of Purpose Essay
All applicants must complete the Essay, Statement of Purpose and explain the following:
- Why you applied to this program
- Academic background and training
- Potential for graduate study
- Research experience
- Other relevant professional experiences
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.
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.
How do is submit my letters of Recommendation?
The GraduateCAS online application includes a Recommendations section where you must add your recommenders’ information. Once you have saved the recommendation requests, GraduateCAS will contact each recommender via email to request the completion of the recommendation form and letter of recommendation. We require three letters of recommendations and they must be submitted directly by recommenders through the electronic system.
What are the typical program costs?
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