Educational Psychology [M.A.]

The mission of the Educational Psychology (EDPS) program is to prepare professionals who think critically about the ways individuals learn and develop emotionally, cognitively, and socially. Students in educational psychology ask questions, seek answers, and apply those answers in real world situations.

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    General Admission Requirements for Master's Programs

    The requirements listed below are common to all master’s programs in the department. Applicants must;

    1. Comply with the Graduate School's admission requirements;
    2. Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work or 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level or a minimum 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing. International students must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL;
    3. Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meeting the selected goals and how the candidate’s life experiences, accomplishments and interests will contribute to his or her success in the program; and
    4. Request and have submitted two letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s professional commitment, experience and potential. The transcripts, analysis of goals and letters of recommendation should give evidence of potential

    General Admission for the Educational Assessment Certificate (EDA)

    1. Students who are already accepted to an EMU graduate program need to submit
      1. application
      2. professional statement
    2. If not already enrolled in graduate school at EMU, applicants need to submit the same materials as other graduate programs including application, professional statement, transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation see above).

    NOTE: All of the above materials will be taken into account in the admission process. Decisions will be made using an holistic assessment taking into account the goals, professional writing, prior experiences, and past academic performance including GPA.

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