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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.

Program Areas to choose from

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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

Doctoral Admissions

Doctoral Admissions

The Department of Educational Psychology offers 3 doctoral degree programs:

Application Fees

  • non-refundable $89 application fee for domestic applicants and $114 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.

Official Transcripts and Application Materials

You must submit transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (excluding community colleges). Transcripts may be uploaded for review via the respective application service; however, if you are admitted and intend to enroll, you must provide an official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions before you will be allowed to register for classes. Transcripts can be submitted through SPEEDE, eSCRIP-SAFE, PARCHMENT and National Student Clearinghouse. 

Note: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University, but you may be asked to upload one in the central application service (CAS). Visit the admissions website for information on how to submit your documents.

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 Applicants who do not possess a degree considered to be equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree or higher will be denied admission.

Official GRE scores

The GRE requirement has been suspended for the following programs:

  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (EPSY) emphasis in Bilingual/ESL Education
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (EPSY) emphasis in Developmental Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (EPSY) emphasis in Learning Design & Technology
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (EPSY) emphasis in Research, Measurement, and Statistics
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (EPSY) emphasis in Special Education
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (CPSY)
  • Ph.D. in School Psychology (SPSY)

Note: GRE scores must be less than 5 years old.

Official TOEFL scores

  • Official TOEFL scores, less than two years old.
  • International Applicants should 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

Required Materials

For your application to be considered complete and reviewed by our committee, the following items are required:

  • GraduateCAS Grad application, including $89 non-refundable fee (domestic applicants); $114 (international applicants)
  • Statement of Purposeanswering why you are interested in this program, explaining your interest, goals, and plans for this degree.
  • Resume/Vita: Upload your resume/ vita, which should include employment, professional presentations, publications, grants, professional certifications, licenses held, and participation in professional organizations.
  • Official transcripts and records: Unofficial copies will be required and need to be uploaded for the application review process, but upon admission, official documents will need to be submitted directly to Graduation Admissions processing before registering for coursework. Please only submit transcripts from degree-conferred institutions – Admissions will place holds on you for official transcripts from any university you list. 
  • Three letters of recommendation. You will need to input your recommender’s email and details, and they will need to upload their letter directly into the UniCAS system. Once you submit their information, a detailed email with further instruction will guide them for their submission.
  • International Students need to submit a TOEFL or equivalent English Language Proficiency test.

**International transcripts must be uploaded with a certified translation to be considered for review. Some of the services the Office of Admissions will accept are: WES, Global Credential Evaluators, SpanTran, SDR Educational Consultants, International Academics Evaluators, and INC (IACE).

  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA recommended

Doctoral Admissions Deadlines

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


Doctoral Programs

The Department of Educational Psychology offers a range of Ph.D. programs geared toward 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.

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Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.)

Earn a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Emphasis in Special Education (Ph.D.)

Earn a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with specialization in Special Education.

Emphasis in Bilingual/ESL Education (Ph.D.)

Earn a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with specialization in Bilingual Education.

Emphasis in Learning Design & Technology (Ph.D.)

Earn a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Learning Design & Technology.

School Psychology (Ph.D.)

Earn a Ph.D. in School Psychology. Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Emphasis in Developmental Sciences (Ph.D.)

Earn a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with specialization in Developmental Sciences.

Emphasis in Research, Measurements, and Statistics (Ph.D.)

Earn a PH.D. in Educational Psychology with specialization in Research, Measurement, and Statistics.

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