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Become an expert in the science of human learning and development.

Take the next step toward your profession working with children, adolescents or adults in clinical, educational or research settings.


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 allows self-directed students to develop expertise in one of two emphases: human development or educational psychology and adult learning. Human development explores the experiences that shape human growth. Educational psychology and adult learning assesses the complexity of the forces that support learning and motivation. All students engage in research and statistics coursework that prepares them to evaluate existing research and to conduct their own studies. Students benefit from the program's flexibility in course sequences and course selections, as well as the convenience of on-campus and hybrid delivery formats.

Human Development and Educational Psychology (M.A.)

Human Development and Educational Psychology (Ed.S.)

Human Development and Educational Psychology (Ph.D)

Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Counseling and Psychology in Education in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants.  For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

Application Deadline:

Eight 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.

  • Counseling & School Psychological Services Center

    The center provides supervised clinical training for graduate counselor and school psychology trainees and serves as a resource to the community.

  • 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.