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Educational Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (QS) , NM,
The Educational Psychology Program at The University of New Mexico is designed to provide students with a broad base of knowledge including theoretical perspectives from various fields of Psychology;


Program Overview

The Educational Psychology Program at The University of New Mexico is designed to provide students with:

  • a strong research orientation and a solid understanding of and ability to use a variety of research methodologies; and
  • a critical and scholarly approach to evaluating research, theory, and practice.

The program faculty are committed to help students develop the ability to apply this knowledge and these skills to the understanding, development, and evaluation of learning and instructional practices in a variety of contexts. Our goal is to help students develop an understanding of the role of individual and group differences as they affect learning and instruction.

The program in Educational Psychology provides:

  • A research-based curriculum covering basic concepts and theories in psychology as they relate to learning and instruction. Included are cognition, human development, learning, motivation, measurement,assessment, evaluation, and applications to education policy and practice.
  • An integrated sequence of courses and other learning experiences that will insure the development of a clear basis for understanding the links among teaching, learning, and assessment, including the role of various individual difference and group factors on these processes.
  • A rigorous training sequence in educational statistics and research methodologies that will allow graduates to evaluate and conduct educational research in a variety of contexts.
  • A variety of opportunities, such as teaching assistantships and internships, that will prepare doctoral students for their future professional endeavors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Human Development
  • Principles of Classroom Learning
  • Survey of Research Methods in Education
  • Classroom Assessment 
  • Introduction to Educational & Psychological Measurement
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Credits
      30 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

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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).

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    General Requirements

    Admission requirements

    • Complete online application
    • One official transcript of all prior undergraduate and graduate course work
    • A letter of intent
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation
    • Official score transcripts for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or MAT
    • A sample of written work for students seeking the PhD or combined MA/PhD

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      967 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 967 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      286 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 286 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Albuquerque

    • 870 - 1360 USD/month
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