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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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Educational Psychology Programs



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

Educational Psychology

Bachelor's Admissions


Freshman admissions: Students with no previous college credit must apply through Texas A&M’s Office of Admissions.

Concentration in Special Education (B.S.)

Earn a B.S. in Education with a concentration in Special Education. Graduates are prepared to teach EC-12 Special Education and EC-6 General Education.

Concentration/Certification in Bilingual Education (B.S.)

Earn a B.S. in Education with a concentration in Bilingual Education. Graduates are prepared to teach EC-6 Bilingual Education and EC-6 General Education.


Applications for readmission are reviewed and decided by each specific college/school and department. Contact the undergraduate advisor  to determine the readmission requirements.


Transfer students are students who have earned college credit after high school, at a local 2-year community college or another 4-year university.

A transfer student applying for admission into an undergraduate program (i.e. Special Education or Bilingual Education) within the Department of Educational Psychology must complete the ApplyTexas application through the Office of Admissions and meet the minimum department transfer requirement:

For questions about transferring into EPSY, please email or call (979) 862-4345.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

Change of Major

Change of Major Requirements

Students now submit their change of curriculum requests online through Howdy. Specific change of major requirements can be found on the Undergraduate Studies website.

Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

Change of Major Admissions Deadlines

Fall 2024: May 14, 2024 – June 25, 2024

Spring 2025: August 14, 2024 – September 16, 2024

Summer 2025: December 17, 2024 – February 10, 2025

Prospective change of major students must submit a change of major application and meet the minimum change of major requirements at the time of application. Students will be notified no later than 10 business days after the application deadline.

To complete the change of major process, accepted applicants must attend the mandatory Change of Major processing meeting. Details about this meeting are in the email you will receive if accepted.

Change of Major Advising

The SEHD Advising office will have change of major walk-ins in-person and virtually the first Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted) from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Access the virtual change of major walk-ins via Zoom on the specified dates below:

  • June 7th, 2024
  • August 2nd, 2024
  • September 6th, 2024
  • October 4th, 2024
  • November 1st, 2024
  • December 6th, 2024

If you have any questions in regards to change of major walk-ins, please call our front office at (979)862-4345.

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Bachelor’s Programs

Students applying to an undergraduate program must follow all department admissions requirements.

Program faculty will determine the admission of an applicant to the specific program.

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