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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

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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

Master's 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 4 degree programs:

  1. Bilingual Education (Online),
  2. Special Education (Online),
  3. Educational Technology (Online), and
  4. Educational Psychology, emphasis in the following areas:
    1. School Counseling (Online),
    2. Cognition & Creativity,
    3. Cognition, Creativity, Instruction, & Development (Online),
    4. Research, Measurement and Statistics

If you are choosing an online program, you must select the “Distance Education” option on the Apply Texas Website. Otherwise, you will not be coded as an online student.

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 are required for the following master’s programs:

*GRE scores must be less than 5 years old

The following master’s programs do not require GRE scores:

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

*Learning Design 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

Master’s Admissions Deadlines

Master’s in Bilingual Education and Learning Design Technology
October 15 (spring admissions) and March 15 (summer & fall admissions)

Master’s in Special Education
February 15 (fall admissions)

Master’s in Educational Psychology
March 15 (summer & fall admissions), July 1 (fall admission), October 15 (spring admission)

Master’s Programs

The Department of Educational Psychology offers a range of professional master’s degree programs geared towards those working in schools, academia, and the corporate world. Graduates from our master’s degree programs pursue careers as master teachers, instructional designers, intervention specialists, behavior analysts, school counselors, and technology leaders. Whatever your aspirations may be within the realm of educational psychology, our graduate programs can help you attain those goals.

Master’s Programs
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Online Master’s in Bilingual Education (M.Ed/M.S.)

Earn a M.Ed. or M.S. in Bilingual Education. All required courses offered online.

Master’s Emphasis in Developmental Sciences (M.Ed./M.S.)

Earn a M.Ed. or M.S. in Educational Psychology with specialization in Developmental Sciences. Both online and traditional (on campus) program options are available.

Online Master’s Emphasis in Creativity & Cognition (M.Ed/M.S.)

Earn a M.Ed. or M.S. in Educational Psychology with specialization in Creativity and Cognition. Both online and traditional (on campus) program options are available.

Master’s Emphasis in Research, Measurement and Statistics (M.Ed/M.S.)

Earn a M.Ed. or M.S. in Educational Psychology with specialization in Research, Measurement, and Statistics.

Online Master’s in Special Education (M.Ed./M.S.)

Earn a M.Ed. or M.S. in Special Education. All required courses offered online.

Online Master’s in Educational Technology (M.Ed.)

Earn a M.Ed. in Educational Technology with and emphasis in Learning Design & Technology. All required courses offered online.

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