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Educational Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #401 (WUR) , WI,
The Department of Educational Psychology resides in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and prepares graduate students for a variety of clinical, research, and teaching professions at the master’s or doctoral level.


The Master of Science in Educational Psychology is designed to serve those who want to increase their understanding of human behavior from conception through adulthood, research and evaluation of learning, and teaching in informal and formal educational settings. The program permits concentrations in School Counseling, Community Counseling, School Psychology, Human Development and Learning, and Educational Statistics and Measurement. The Department also offers certification sequences to qualify students as school psychologists and school counselors.

The goal of the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology is to prepare psychologists, researchers and educational professionals to effectively work on the unique challenges of promoting education, learning, and mental health in urban environments. The four areas of emphasis in the doctoral program are Counseling Psychology, Learning and Development, Educational Statistics and Measurement, and School Psychology.

The Counseling Psychology and School Psychology specializations at the master’s and doctoral level are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Study Abroad: (Subtitled)
  • Current Topics in Counseling: (Subtitled)
  • Introduction to Community Counseling
  • Introduction to School Counseling
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Disability in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Medical Aspects of Disability in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Neuroscience and Medical Aspects of Counseling
  • Vocational Aspects in Rehabilitation and Exceptional Education
  • Multicultural Mental Health Guidelines and Ethics Overview
  • Multicultural Practice: Awareness and Knowledge of Others
  • Counseling: Theory and Issues
  • Foundations in Career Development
  • Essentials of Counseling Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements


Applicants should indicate the concentration for which they wish to be considered on their application:

  • Community Counseling
  • Learning & Development
  • Research & Evaluation
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology


An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.00.
  • At least 18 undergraduate credits in education or related social sciences. Applicants may be admitted with specific program-defined course deficiencies provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than two courses. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24898 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    24898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24898 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    11861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11861 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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