Master's and Doctorate
Educational Psychology offers two kinds of master's degrees, those that are terminal and those that are the first steps in the doctoral program. In the doctoral program, each student has the opportunity to define a unique program of course work, research, and practicum experiences. At the master's level, the course work is more prescribed, but a number of options are still available.
Although our apprentice program is oriented toward the preparation of college and university professors, there is an equal emphasis on professional employment with testing services, government agencies, and private research organizations. Opportunities for employment in the government and private sectors are increasingly available as are opportunities for employment for master's level graduates. The program, based on strong foundations in research and theory, emphasizes the preparation of applied educational psychologists at both the master's and the doctoral level.
At the doctoral level, a minor is also possible in Educational Psychology. Like all University minors, it requires at least 15 credits of work within the program, including the courses EDPSY 406, EDPSY 421, and EDPSY 450, plus at least two other courses in Educational Psychology, in consultation with the minor advisor. The minor advisor should be appointed as early as possible. Anyone interested in this option should talk to a professor in Educational Psychology. If you would like to fill out the form for the Minor in Educational Psychology, please see the program staff assistant in 125G CEDAR Building.