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The Department OF Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts. Our undergraduate programs prepare students to work with children and youth in a variety of community and school contexts. We also offer a range of professional master’s degrees geared towards professionals in schools, communities, and the corporate world. For those interested in doctoral studies we offer Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

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EPSY offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education and University Studies, with one of three focuses.


Graduate Programs

The department of Educational Psychology offers a range of professional graduate degree programs.



EPSY offers a wide variety of online programs and courses to many the diverse needs our students.

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Undergraduate students have the opportunity to complete certificate programs while completing their degree requirements.


“I came to the conclusion that being a special educator is less about whom you teach and more about what you teach.”

– Stephanie Haetchen ’12
Special Education Programs


Master's in:

Learning Design & Technology (Online)

M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology (Online)

The online master’s degree in Learning Design & Technology prepares students to become instructional designers and technology leaders, using the potential of today’s technologies to design and develop effective, engaging instruction for a variety of audiences. Students develop a strong foundation in instructional design, learning theory, and innovative educational practices supported by technology.

Learning Design & Technology prepares students to work in the fast-growing field of Learning Design & Technology as:

  • Instructional designers
  • Learning and performance specialists
  • Course developers
  • Trainers
  • Instructional media developers
  • Technology coordinators
  • Evaluators


M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology. All required courses offered online.

M.Ed. Curriculum

Foundation Courses

6 credit hours 
EPSY 602: Educational Psychology
EPSY 673: Learning Theories

Specialized Courses

12 credit hours 
LDTC 602: Educational Technology Field, Theory and Profession
LDCT 645: Emerging Tech. for Learning I
LDTC 651: E-Learning Design and Development
LDTC 654: Instructional Design

Research Courses

3 credit hours-ONE of the following courses

EPSY 622: Measurement and Evaluation
EPSY 636: Techniques of Research

 Additional Elective Coursework

15 credit hours 
LDTC 608: Online Course Design
LDTC 613: Integrating Technology in Learning Environments
LDTC 621: Graphic Communication and Interface Design
LDTC 631: Educational Video
LDTC 641: Educational Game Design
LDCT 642: Designing for Mobile Learning
LDTC 646: Emerging Technologies for Learning II
LDTC 655: Instructional Design II
LDTC 684: Internship
EPSY 624: Creative Thinking

Other Notes:

  • The Educational Technology program requires a minimum of 36 credits to earn a M.Ed.
  • Core course requirements may be waived for students who have successfully comparable graduate coursework and/or demonstrate requisite knowledge and skills.
  • Students have the option to include one graduate-level course outside of the program, with advisor approval.



M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology does not require GRE scores.

How to Apply

Program Details

The Masters Program in Learning Design & Technology (M.Ed.) is a part of the Learning Sciences Division (LS) which operates 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 Learning Design & Technology
*Effective Fall 2021*
Delivery: Online
Degrees Offered: Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Credit Hours: 36 hours

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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:

      1. Why you applied to this program
      2. Academic background and training
      3. Potential for graduate study
      4. Research experience
      5. 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 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 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

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