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Educational Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , NE,
The Department of Educational Psychology offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in educational psychology, an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in educational psychology, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in psychological studies in education.


The M.A. and Ph.D. require applicants to choose a specialization from cognition, learning, and development (CLD); counseling psychology; quantitative, qualitative, and psychometric methods (QQPM); or school psychology (Ph.D. specialization option only).

Cognition, Learning and Development is focused on advancing and applying theoretical understanding of cognition, learning and development. It trains students in human development (childhood, adolescence and the college years), human cognition, health behavior, text processing, and instructional design.

Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods is a multidisciplinary program that provides students with a wide range of skills related to research methodology, educational and psychological measurement, and applied statistics. The program is unique in its emphasis on qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research approaches, and in the integration of cognitive and developmental principles of educational psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Statistics
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Community Counseling
  • Educational Assessment
  • Educational Measurement
  • Health Behavior
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Psychometrics
  • Research Methods
  • School Counseling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30-36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $50 non-refundable application processing fee
  • One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
  • If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
  • If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa
  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Three recommendation letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34786 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34786 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    34786 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34786 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    24040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24040 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
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