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Master of Education in Educational Psychology, Applied Cognition and Development
Offered online through the College of Education, the University of Georgia’s online M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, Applied Cognition and Development program explores the impact of human cognitive, motivational, and developmental processes in education and practice. It is designed with a secondary area of focus in either learning with technology, learning across the lifespan, qualitative approaches to education, or development of high intellectual capability, depending on your personal subject matter interests. Graduates are prepared for careers in teaching, lifespan development settings, research in schools and industry, institutional research, religious education, military education, and educational technology.
University of Georgia online graduate education programs are ranked #6 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.
UGA's online M.Ed. in Educational Psychology programs are #2 in the nation according to BestColleges.com's 2016 ranking of online Master’s in Psychology programs.
The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia.
- Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
- High Speed Internet Access.
Tuition & Fees
|Online Tuition||$629 per credit hour||34 credit hours||$21,386 USD|
|Student Fees||$597 per semester||6 semesters||$3,582 USD|
|Total Program Cost||$24,968 USD|
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition is the same regardless of residency. Current tuition and fees are available on the Bursar's Office website. If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $372 in that semester.
Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.
Additional costs may include:
- Exam proctoring fees
- Technology upgrades
Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.
Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section).
Credit and Transfer
Total Hours Required to Earn Degree: 34 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: 6
Only transfer credits from an accredited institution will be considered. If transfer credit is awarded, it will still be necessary to complete the required number of hours to graduate, which will more than likely necessitate additional coursework above and beyond the degree program requirements.
Prospective candidates must:
- Hold Baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university
- Have cumulative grade point average for all previous undergraduate courses as being 2.6 or above on 4-point scale
- Provide valid Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores
- Provide three letters of recommendation from people who know you professionally or as scholar
- Develop statement of purposes and goals that can reasonably be met by the degree program
- Have access to computer with high-speed internet connection, and email account
- Application – Submit the Graduate School application online. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International (waived for US veterans).
- Entrance Exam Scores – Have official entrance exam scores sent to the UGA Graduate School by the testing service. Specify UGA as recipient of the scores, institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813
- GRE or MAT
- International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
- Résumé or curriculum vita – Upload to the Graduate School application.
- Statement of Purpose – Upload to the Graduate School application. A statement of purpose should clarify your relevant background, interests, and goals, and indicate your intent for the online program.
- Transcripts – Upload unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate School application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
- Letters of Recommendation – During the online Graduate School application process, name three individuals to serve as references. Upon completion of the online application, those three individuals will be sent an automatically generated email, which they should use to submit their letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably, at least one letter of recommendation should be from a college professor who has instructed you in a previous program of study.
- Fall: July 1
- Fall: April 15
Registration deadlines vary per semester. The UGA Office of the Registrar web site provides up-to-date information on registration dates.
Students are entered in a cohort of 10 students with a minimum of 34 credit hours required for degree completion.
|Fall Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
Students select secondary focus for the degree and complete two remaining foundational classes (EPSY7160e and EPSY 7650e)
Students select 9 credits from one or more focus areas
(A) Learning with Technology (select from among) :
- EDIT6150E Introduction to Computer-based Education
- EDIT 6170E Instructional Design
- EDIT 6400E Emerging Approaches in Teaching, Learning, and Technology
- EDIT 6600E Multicultural Perspectives in Technology
(B) Learning Across the Lifespan ( select from among) :
- EADU 6070E Survey of Educational Gerontology
- EADU 7020E Adult Learning and Instruction
- EADU 8090E Adult Development and Instruction
- EADU 8200E Educational Change
- EADU 8050E Multicultural Issues in Adult Education
- WFED 7020E Student Learning in Workforce Education
(C) Qualitative Approaches to Education (select from among):
- QUAL8400E Qualitative Research Tradition
- QUAL 8140E Designing Qualitative Research
- QUAL 8420E Analyzing Qualitative Data
(D) Development of High Intellectual Capability (select from among) :
- EPSY8160E Special Topics in Educational Psychology – Family and Community Engagement in Talent Development
- EPSY8160E Special Topics in Educational Psychology – Creativity and Cognition
- EPSY7240E Creativity: Instructional Procedures and Problem-Solving Processes
- EPSY7260E Supporting Social and Emotional Development of the Gifted
- EPSY7060E Assessment of Gifted Children and Youth
News & Events
|UGA Nationally Reaffirmed as a Top Military School||
Once again, the University of Georgia has been nationally reaffirmed in 2016 as Military Friendly, Best for Vets and a Top Military College/University. Since the establishment of the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) in the spring of 2013, UGA has made significant progress in connecting student veterans to one another, as well as to campus and community resources. UGA continues to maintain active affiliation with both the Student Veterans of America and the Got Your Six campaign, where faculty and staff attend a training session to become certified as veteran-friendly.
|Strategies for Successful Graduate Students||
Years spent in graduate school are undoubtedly a stressful and anxiety provoking period in a person's life. There are academic pressures, family pressures, career pressures and the pressure to balance it all.
|Order Items Online, Come To Graduation In Person!||
As we all know, graduation is coming up, and spring and summer graduates are gearing up for this special day. At UGA Online, we are of the firm opinion that our online students should have the same graduation experience as in-person students.
|UGA Online Faculty Involved in College of Education's Georgia Children's Book Awards||
A picture book about bears who awaken from their slumber to go sightseeing and a chapter book about a young girl and her once-magical town are the winners in this year’s Georgia Children’s Book Awards, sponsored by the College of Education at the University of Georgia.
|UGA faculty learn to apply the Quality Matters rubric to online courses||
Over 30 of the University of Georgia's faculty and staff who teach online courses participated in a Quality Matters workshop last semester offered through UGA's Office of Online Learning. Quality Matters is a faculty-centered, peer review process intended to promote the design and development of quality online courses, and the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop introduces course designers to these standards.
|Guest Blog: Online Video Tutorials for Distance Education Students||
By: Lynn Cahoon
The library research resources available to distance learners and faculty have never been better. No matter what your topic or where you are studying, the books and articles you need are only a few clicks away. But to find them, you’ll have to learn to use the GIL online catalog and GALILEO databases, which can seem intimidating to the uninitiated.
|Graduation Fair: Ordering Graduation Items Virtually||
The University of Georgia Bookstore is hosting a graduation fair until March 3 to kick off cap and gown sales for all candidates for spring graduation. Students can purchase announcements, graduation portraits, diploma frames and alumni merchandise.
|UGA Online Education Now Available to All 50 States||
The University of Georgia is pleased to announce participation in SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. UGA’s participation in SARA positions the university to offer distance education to residents across all 50 US States. Before SARA, UGA was able to offer online education to only 36 US states in addition to international students.
|Engaging in Sustainable Online Course Development||
The instructional design team at the Office of Online Learning takes pride in working with faculty to create online learning experiences that live up to the academic standards of the University of Georgia. We also consider how the environment we work in can support the continued offering of the courses we help develop. To this end, we encourage faculty to engage in sustainable course development practices for all online courses.
|Financial Hardship Resources at UGA||
The University of Georgia recently introduced a new website to deal specifically with financial hardship issues that arise in students' lives after they begin at UGA.