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Educational Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WV,
The Educational Psychology Masters Program with a general emphasis of study offers opportunities for graduate study and research leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. Professional preparation focuses on learning, development, instruction, and research. Accordingly, students are expected to achieve competencies in these areas.


The principal goal is the education and training of professionals who will focus on teaching and learning environments as they carry out their missions associated with instruction, service, and research. Professional preparation centers on the following three content areas: learning and development; instructional development; and measurement, research, and statistics. Students are expected to achieve competencies in these areas.

Courses of study are planned jointly by the student, the student’s adviser, and the student’s committee to meet particular career needs. In addition to the general requirements of WVU and the College of Education and Human Services, there is a core of courses and supporting competencies required of all graduate students in the department.

Educational psychologists function in a variety of settings. The program is dedicated to the preparation and placement of competent educational psychologists for positions in educational settings at all levels; educational agencies at local, state, and federal levels; public and private human service centers; medical centers; business and industrial settings; and other settings.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Foundations of Educational Psychlogy
  • Introduction to Research
  • Statistical Methods I
  • Statistical Methods II
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Practicum
  • Advanced Topics
  • Masters Degree Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 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).

All applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Each applicant is required to submit official transcripts of undergraduate and prior graduate work completed, a 500-word written goal statement, a personal vita, and three letters of recommendations. All applicants must submit official scores for either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). The credentials for all applicants are screened by a three member admissions committee of the department.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12051 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4797 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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