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Educational Psychology (with a Concentration in Applied Educational Psychology), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Helotes, TX, United States
The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Educational Psychology aims to prepare culturally competent scientist-practitioners and researchers to effectively contribute to the applied psychological development and well-being of children and adolescents. 

Overview

This area of concentration includes coursework in cognitive assessment, academic assessment, social-emotional assessment, and advanced practicum experiences. The focus is on building students’ assessment skills, and providing coursework that students can apply towards the Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) credential, which is governed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. The LPA credential currently requires 42 hours of graduate coursework in Psychology (including 450 hours of practicum); thus, students who wish to pursue the LPA should take 6 hours of elective courses in addition to the 36 hours required for the M.A. degree. Upon completion of the degree plus 6 hours of electives (to equal a total of 42 hours), students will be prepared to apply for the LPA and sit for the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Psychological Learning Theories
  • Human Development Across the Life Span
  • Principles and Techniques of Evaluation
  • Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in School Psychology
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Cognitive Assessment and Intervention
  • Academic Assessment and Intervention
  • Social Emotional Assessment in the Schools
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Practicum in School Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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 must provide official transcripts indicating a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, preferably in a related field such as Psychology or Education, or show proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  • Acceptance to the M.A. program is contingent on having a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework for the baccalaureate degree, as well as in all graduate-level coursework taken (if applicable).
  • Applicants must submit an official score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; including the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing tests).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8246 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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