Cognition and Creativity, M.Ed.

Cognition and Creativity, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Online
The EPSY online master's program emphasizing Cognition & Creativity is a 36-hour program focused on increasing one’s understanding of creative thinking and learning. The program of study is designed to encourage the personal creativity of professionals and provide them with knowledge and skills to foster creativity and effective learning in others.


The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is the largest producer of special and bilingual education teachers in the State of Texas. Students are prepared to become state and national leaders across a variety of disciplines, and high-achieving faculty members use their research to impact the lives of people in Texas and around the country, specifically in the area of child and adult psychology.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, EPSY is currently home to about 275 undergraduate students, 245 graduate students, 44 faculty, and 22 staff.

EPSY was established in 1969, during the creation of the College of Education. EPSY strives to promote and maintain collaborative teaching and research activity within the department and across the College and University. The 1977 Strategic Plan established a four-fold plan for the college in the areas of international activity, diversity, technology and high impact research and instructional programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Measurement & Evaluation
  • Creative Thinking
  • Techniques of Research
  • Theories of Learning
  • Special Topics in Creativity & Innovation
  • Personal Creativity & Giftedness
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Research on Teacher Effectiveness
  • Directed Studies
  • Trends in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Strategies for Teaching in a Culturally Pluralistic Society
  • Integrating Technology in Learning Environments

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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

The following application materials are required:
  • GPA of previous coursework (no minimum, but typically 3.0 or higher on last 60 credit hours)
  • GRE verbal and quantitative scores
  • Official GRE* scores, less than 5 years old, with the following exceptions:
  • Educational Technology Master’s, SPED Master’s and School Counseling Master’s programs
  • Letters of recommendation (electronic form on online application)
  • Biographical profile
The Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M requires the following to apply:
  • Completed and signed graduate application
  • Application fee of $50 ($90 for international applicants)
  • Official transcript from every higher education institution previously attended

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    945 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 945 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    945 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 945 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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