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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

Program Areas to choose from

Special Education, US News & World Report 2018

Number of Online Courses Available

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
Special Education Programs


Educational Psychology

Doctoral Admissions


To apply to Texas A&M’s College of Education graduate degree program you must first apply online at The name on your application must match your name as it appears on your passport.

The department of Educational Psychology offers 3 degree programs:

  1. School Psychology
  2. Counseling Psychology
  3. Educational Psychology, with emphasis in the following:
    1. Bilingual Education
    2. Special Education
    3. Learning Design Technology
    4. Developmental Sciences
    5. Research, Measurement and Statistics

A non-refundable $65 application fee for domestic applicants and $90 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060.


Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. For more information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, click here to visit the admissions website and view the section titled ‘How to Submit Your Documents’.

Official GRE scores

Official GRE* scores that are less than five years old

Official TOEFL scores

Official TOEFL scores, less than two years old (International Applicants; see OGS directions for waivers)

*The school’s GRE code is 6003. EPSY does not use a department code.  Send items directly using one of the following addresses:

(U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001

(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
0200 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0200
(979) 845-1060


The online departmental application requires the following information:

online departmental application requirements

1. GPA of previous coursework (no minimum, but typically 3.0 or higher on last 60 credit hours)

2. Official GRE* scores, less than five years old verbal and quantitative scores

*Educational Technology Master’s, SPED Master’s and School Counseling Master’s Programs do not require the GRE

*The school’s GRE code is 6003. EPSY does not use a department code.

3. Three professional recommendations (electronic form accessible in online application)

4. Biographical profile

5. Personal Statement

6. Resume/CV

7. Writing Sample (optional)

Applicants must identify the specific degree program (and emphasis area if applicable) to which they seek admission. Admissions decisions are based on an appraisal of the qualifications conveyed in completed application materials, extent to which the applicant’s interests and goals are aligned with the program to which they are applying, and the capacity of the program at time of application. Relevant personal characteristics, experiences, and goals are also considered. See examples below:

Examples of personal characteristics, experiences, and goals

  • Fluency in non-English languages spoken by students/clients with whom our graduates would expect to serve, motivation characteristics, pro-social orientation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Life and professional experiences with populations with increased risk for educational and psychological adjustment difficulties.
  • Career goals and interests in fields and positions our graduate programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue.

Application materials not uploaded to the departmental application webpage must be mailed in a signed and sealed envelope to:

If you are unable to upload the materials online you have the option to mail in a signed and sealed envelope to:

Graduate Admissions
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
Texas A&M University
4225 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4225

Doctoral Admissions Deadlines

All doctoral program applications are due by December 1 for the following fall semester.

* April 1 is an alternate deadline if you are applying for Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in one of the following: Bilingual Education, Special Education, Learning Design Technology, Developmental Sciences or Research, Measurement and Statistics. However, applicants meeting the December 1 deadline will receive priority in the review process and may have access to more funding opportunities.

Doctoral Programs

The Department of Educational Psychology offers a range of Ph.D. programs geared towards preparing the next generation of interventionists, scholars, and innovation leaders. Graduates from our doctoral degree programs in School and Counseling Psychology are prepared to become licensed psychologists and/or pursue careers in higher education. Those majoring in Educational Psychology are admitted into in one of five emphasis programs, each of which is designed to foster expertise in their respective discipline areas. Graduates earning a degree in Educational Psychology often pursue careers as faculty in higher education, educational researchers, instructional designers, and technology specialists.

Doctoral Programs
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