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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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Academic Programs

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Educational Psychology Programs



EPSY offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies 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.



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

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)

To be admitted, you must apply to the department of Educational Psychology and Texas A&M University.

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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.)
Credit Hours: University Minimum Credit Hour Requirement: 36 for M.Ed., 32 for MS

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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

EPSY 602 Educational Psychology | 3 Credit Hours
EPSY 622 Measurement and Evaluation in Education | 3
EPSY 635 Educational Statistics | 3
EPSY 636 Techniques of Research | 3

One of the 2 Human Development courses:
EPSY 646 Issues in Child and Adolescent Development | 3
EPSY 647 Development and Aging | 3

EPSY 673 Learning Theories | 3

RMS and CCID |14-18 Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours: 32-36

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

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  • What is considered a complete application?

    An application file is considered complete when we have all the components of both the departmental application and the University application. This includes all transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, and essay have been received. Please remember that we only review complete applications and that it is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their application is complete!

  • There is an essay that is part of the Texas Common Application and then Online Departmental Application. Do I have to complete both of them?

    No – you do not need to complete both essays. You MUST complete the essay that is part of the online departmental application. This essay should be well written, polished, and address all questions or points listed. You are welcome to cut and paste this essay into the Texas Common Application, but it is not necessary.

  • What is the minimum GPA / GRE Score requirement?

    There is no minimum requirement for the GRE or GPA. All students with complete files are given full consideration, and their complete file is reviewed. In terms of general guidelines students will typically have a 3.0 GPA or higher (please note that we calculate GPAs on the last 60 credits), and a GRE score with at least a 151 on the verbal portion and a 141 on the quantitative portion and a combined score around 300. It is important to note that these are just guidelines we do admit students that don’t meet the guideline and we don’t admit students that do meet the guideline.

    Master’s programs that do not require GRE scores:

  • 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.

  • I don’t have my UIN and applications are due tomorrow. I can’t submit my online departmental application so I think I will miss the deadline – what should I do?

    Don’t worry about this. Even though you cannot technically hit the submit button we still have access to your application. We will take care of this for you and make the appropriate adjustments. You don’t even need to contact us – we do it automatically. Please note that it can up to 2 -3 business days to get your UIN from Admissions, so we strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline to submit your application materials.

  • 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 departmental application. This is the preferred method because the application you complete is the exact application our faculty will review after the deadline. It is very helpful when all of an applicant’s materials can be found in the same location. If you choose to send in a paper letters we have to upload them to your electronic application and they can be harder to locate. Your recommenders can easily attached their letter via our electronic form so there is no need for them to rewrite a whole new letter. Please note, if you elect to send in paper letters they must come directly to the department in a signed and sealed envelope. Letters not received in a signed sealed envelope will not be accepted. Letters can be mailed to:

    Graduate Admissions
    Department of Educational Psychology
    704I Harrington Tower
    MS 4225 TAMU
    College Station, TX 77843
  • Is there a form for completing letters of recommendation?

    Yes, this form is part of the online departmental application. It is an electronic form so you will need to type in the recommenders 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.

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  • 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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