M.Ed. / M.S. with an emphasis in Developmental Sciences
The Educational Psychology master’s program emphasizing Developmental Sciences prepares graduates who are educated consumers of educational research. The program of study is designed to promote a deeper understanding of learning, human development, and basic research methods.
Masters’ students 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 by applying theory to practice
This program curriculum will build:
- 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
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) which operates within the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) 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.)
Minimum Credit Hours: 36
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Master’s Frequently Asked Questions
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 – Apply Texas
All applicants must complete the Apply Texas 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.
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 application, once you complete the Apply Texas Application through applicant.tamu.edu portal. If you have paper letters they must be sent directly to the admissions office in a signed and sealed envelope. Letters not received in a signed envelope will not be accepted. Letters can be mailed to:
(U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
Please make sure that you submit a Document ID Sheet along with any additional documents you submit.
Is there a form for completing letters of recommendation?
Yes, this is part of the
applicant.tamu.edu portal. There is an electronic form so you will need to type in the recommender’s 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