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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
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Master's in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in:

Research, Measurement, and Statistics (Online and On-Campus)

M.Ed/M.S. in Educational Psychology with emphasis in Research, Measurement, and Statistics

The master’s program in Educational Psychology, emphasizing Research, Measurement and Statistics (RMS) focuses on a broad range of quantitative and methodological issues, including multivariate statistics, item response theory, hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation modeling, time series analysis, growth modeling, and Monte Carlo study.

The Research, Measurement and Statistics emphasis focuses on advanced quantitative analysis methods. Students may choose to pursue either an M.Ed. or an M.S. degree.

RMS faculty are leading scholars who have earned international recognition. They recently instituted Summer Statistics Workshops attract students and faculty from around the state and across the nation. RMS faculty not only engage in the development and application of cutting-edge quantitative research methods, but they are also committed to training the next generation of methodologists. Graduates with this specialization are in demand for higher education academic positions and school- and industry-based jobs in measurement and evaluation. RMS graduates hold positions at many major universities and research agencies.



October 15 (Spring) and March 22 (Summer & Fall)

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Program Details

Degree: Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Research, Measurement, and Statistics
Degrees Offered: Master of Education, Master of Science (M.S./ M.Ed.)
Minimum Credit Hours: 36

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Core Curriculum

RMS courses focus on basic and advanced methods used to develop and evaluate different educational and psychological phenomena. In addition to course work, RMS students work with a variety of faculty from other programs and departments during the course of their training.

Research, Measurement and Statistics Curriculum

RMS Master’s Core Curriculum

3 credit hours unless stated otherwise
EPSY 602 Educational Psychology
EPSY 622 Measurement and Evaluation in Education
EPSY 635 Educational Statistics*
EPSY 636 Techniques of Research*
EPSY 640: Experimental Design in Education I
EPSY 641: Experimental Design in Education II

*Pre-Requisite for EPSY 643 and EPSY 641*


RMS or RMS related courses within or/and outside of EPSY | 15-18


33-36 Credit Hours

University Minimum Credit Hour Requirement= 36 for Med, 32 for MS

Courses will need to be pre-approved by advisor/committee chair

NOTE: Core course requirements may be waived for students who have comparable previous coursework or demonstrate requisite knowledge and skills. Students who feel that they meet these criteria should consult with their advisor. 

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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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