Offered online through the Mary Frances Early 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 typically go on to careers in various non-clinical educational, training, or research support settings in schools, the military, or colleges and universities. Graduates also find positions in areas addressing lifespan development, religious education, and educational technology.
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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.
Master of Education in Educational Psychology Admission Requirements
Prospective candidates must:
Hold Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Have cumulative grade point average for all previous undergraduate courses as being 2.6 or above on a 4-point scale
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores are accepted but not required.
Provide three letters of recommendation from people who know you professionally or as a scholar
Develop a statement of purpose and goals that can reasonably be met by the degree program
Have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection, and email account
Master of Education in Educational Psychology Application Checklist
Application – Submit the Graduate School Admissions online. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International (waived for US veterans).
Select Campus – Online
Select Intended Program – MED, Educational Psychology (Educational Psychology)[MED_EPSY_ONL]
Select Area of Emphasis – Applied Cognition and Development
Entrance Exam Scores – Have official entrance exam scores sent to the UGA Graduate School by the testing service. Specify UGA as the recipient of the scores, institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813
GRE or MAT – accepted but not required.
International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Résumé or curriculum vita – Upload to the Graduate School application.
Statement of Purpose – Submit a one-page statement of purpose online to the Graduate School. The statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals in relation to the program.
Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate School application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
Letters of Recommendation – Submit three letters of recommendation online to graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably at least two of them are from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study. The application will prompt your recommenders to submit their letters electronically.
Master of Education in Educational Psychology Application Deadlines
Fall: March 15 (applications received by this deadline will receive priority consideration)
Fall: July 1 (final deadline)
Fall: March 15
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates and student fees can change each year.
Based on 2022 credit hour cost, a person completing this program at the recommended pace would have paid $21,386 in tuition.
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