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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 (Ph.D.) degrees in Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

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

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Graduate Programs

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

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ONLINE EDUCATION

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

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Certificates

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

FROM OUR FORMER STUDENTS


“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)

Masters in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Research, Measurement, and Statistics (M.Ed.)


Our online master’s program emphasizing Research, Measurement, and Statistics is a 36-hour program. It focuses on measurement and research as they pertain to educational and other organizational settings, and is designed to expand your skills in those areas.

Our program provides professional students from any field the competitive edge needed to open doors for promotion opportunities and career advancement.

With flexible course electives and internationally recognized faculty, students enrolled in our program have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies used in applied settings.
  • Analysis of academic skills and tests, as well as the effects of aptitude, motivation, and task environment on academic performance, and their implications for instruction.
  • Program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Primary statistical analysis in educational and other organizational research.
  • Development of effective surveys to gain data and insights into various topics of interest.
  • Integration of emerging technologies to enhance learning in any classroom or professional setting.

Admissions Deadlines


  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer & Fall: March 22
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Program Details


Degree: Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Research, Measurement, and Statistics
Degrees Offered: Master of Education  (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

Core Curriculum: 18 credit hours


EPSY 435: Educational Statistics
EPSY 602: Educational Psychology
EPSY 622: Measurement & Evaluation in Education
EPSY 689: Understanding Research from a Consumer’s Perspective
EPSY 649: Introduction to Survey Design Methods in Educational Research
EPSY 603: Qualitative Methods in Educational Research

Flexible Electives: 18 credit hours


Choose from the following to personalize your educational experience:

EPSY 631: Program Evaluation

EPSY 624: Creative Thinking

EPSY 645: Creative Genius

EPSY 673: Learning Theories

LDTC 613: Integrating Technology in Learning Environments

LTDC 645: Emerging Technologies for Learning I

LDTC 646: Emerging Technologies for Learning II

EPSY 432: Creativity and Creative Problem Solving

EPSY 433: Lateral Thinking

Students should consult with their advisor to identify appropriate electives.

Other notes


  • The Research, Measurement, and Statistics specialization requires a minimum of 36 credit hours to earn an M.Ed.
  • Core course requirements may be waived for students who have successfully completed comparable graduate coursework and/or demonstrate required knowledge and skills.
  • Additional courses both within and outside of EPSY (including courses in Learning Sciences) may count toward elective coursework.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Masters

  • List of Bachelor Degree Equivalencies

    Please view a brief List of Bachelor Degree Equivalencies by Country. If you do not find your country listed and are unsure of your degree equivalency, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@tamu.edu.

  • 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 d-nichols@tamu.edu 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:

      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.

  • 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?

    Check out 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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