Human Development and Educational Psychology

Flexible program with close faculty mentorship

Graduate training with a multidisciplinary focus, aimed at developing student competency in human development, cognition and motivation and research and statistics.

Degrees

Human Development and Educational Psychology: M.A., Ed.S. and Ph.D

We offer a strong, dynamic program, with close mentorship from the faculty. The program provides flexibility for self-directed students to develop expertise in any of the three core fields - human development, cognition and motivation and research and statistics. Human development explores the experiences that shape human growth. Cognition and motivation assesses the complexity of the forces that support learning and motivation. Research and statistics prepares students to evaluate existing research and to conduct their own studies. The program is flexible enough to allow for and encourage an interdisciplinary course of study.

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Admission Requirements

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:

  1. Completed Graduate Application
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  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students
  4. Three letters of recommendation (five for Ph.D. applicants)
            Counseling Program Supplemental Recommendation Form
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Official copy of GRE scores
  7. Additional requirements exist for international applicants.  For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Counseling and Psychology in Education in the current graduate catalog.

Application Deadline:
8 weeks before classes start

Additional Information

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Graduate Assistantships

    Qualified students may be able to get financial assistance and additional experience through graduate assistantships. You can apply through the Graduate School for opportunities within the School of Education.

  • Hear from our Students

    Our students say our dedicated faculty and staff differentiate our program. That dedication, combined with the caliber of the program's curriculum, give our students the high-quality education they need to succeed professionally.

  • Research Opportunities

    Our faculty are engaged in a range of research activities and involve our students to broaden their academic experience through discoveries at all stages of the research process.