The MA in educational psychology prepares students to conduct basic and applied research and program evaluation in a variety of settings, to provide classroom instruction and instructional support and supervision, to develop curricula and educational policies, etc.
The EdD or PhD prepare students to assess and consult program planning and intervention services in preschool, child-development centers or other public and private school systems. Students will also be prepared for educational psychology positions as college and university instructors.
MA: This 33-credit program can typically be completed by full-time students in one year.
EdD and PhD: These 90-credit programs can typically be completed by full-time students in four years.
Prospective students applying to the MA Educational Psychology program must submit their applications by the dates listed below.
Fall (August–December): July 15
Spring (January–May): November 15
Summer Session 1 (May–June): April 1
Summer Session 2 (June–July): May 1
Summer Session 3 (July–August): June 1
The PhD/EdD Educational Psychology program only admits new students for Fall Semester. Prospective students must complete the application by July 30.
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
Christian philosophy of learning and teaching.
Small classes, low student–professor ratio, and easy professor accessibility.
The MA requires a bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.60 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
The doctoral programs require a master’s degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and minimum graduate GPA of 3.30 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
Two recomendations for the MA and three for the EdD and PhD. Recommenders may be advisors, major professors or employers.
Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.
GRE General test from exam taken within five years- required only for doctoral programs.