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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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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
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Educational Psychology

Doctoral Admissions

The department of Educational Psychology offers 3 degree programs:

  1. Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.)
  2. Educational Psychology (Ph.D.) with specialization options in:
    • Bilingual/ESL Education
    • Developmental Sciences
    • Learning Design & Technology
    • Research, Measurement, and Statistics
    • Special Education

3. School Psychology (Ph.D.)

There is a 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 for assistance.


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

Those applying to either Spring 2022, Summer 2022 or Fall 2022, 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)

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

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 Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Official transcripts and records; submit directly to Graduate Admissions processing
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA recommended

Doctoral Admissions Deadlines

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

* An alternate application deadline of April 1 is available for the Educational Psychology Ph.D. programs. (This includes doctoral specializations in Bilingual Education; Special Education; Learning Design & Technology; Developmental Sciences; and Research, Measurement & Statistics.) Note that applications submitted by 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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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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