Educational Psychology & Research Curriculum & Admission Requirements


PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Coursework

The academic coursework includes 36 credit hours and is designed to fulfill degree requirements.

Thesis

All students enrolled in the master's degree in the research, evaluation, measurement and statistics track of educational psychology & research must complete a data-driven thesis: qualitative or quantitative. Those enrolled in the development and learning track have the options of completing either a thesis or a project. Each student must take a minimum of six master’s thesis credit hours. These credit hours allow students to focus on completing their thesis.

Graduate Admission

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution or a foreign university with substantially equivalent bachelor’s degree requirements. International applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the application process well in advance of the application deadlines in order to ensure adequate time for processing of visa-related paperwork. Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program.

Application Deadlines

Jan. 5
Summer/fall semester application deadline (domestic & international applicants)
Feb. 1
Graduate teaching assistantship application deadline
Apr. 1
Admission decision notifications distributed

Program Curriculum

Graduate students pursuing the master's degree in educational psychology & research at KU will need to select a program track in either Development & Learning or Research, Evaluation, Measurement & Statistics to complete appropriate required coursework. A master’s plan of study is developed by students and their advisor to track progress toward their degree. Students enrolled full-time typically complete the program in 2-3 years.

Course Requirements

A typical course of study for students in the Development and Learning track is here:

Courses

Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Additional requirements

  • Total credit hours: 36

Course Requirements

A typical course of study for students in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics track is here:

Courses

Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Additional requirements

  • Total credit hours: 36



Application Checklist

M.S.E. in Educational Psychology & Research

Applicants are required to submit the following materials and meet the following requirements before the application deadline:





List

  • Online application

    Complete through the KU Office of Graduate Admissions

  • Transcripts

    One official copy of academic transcripts from each college or university attended

  • English translation of transcripts

    Official transcripts from an international university must include an English translation

  • Writing sample

    A writing sample of your best academic work.

  • Resume or CV

  • Statement of intent

    Please describe: 1) Why you are interested in this degree program, including what skills, competencies, and experiences you hope to gain in the program, 2) Your career goals and how this degree program relates to your career goals (that is, how you see this program preparing you to meet your career objectives), 3) Prior relevant educational, work, and research experiences, 4) One research topic or issue that you would like to pursue in this program, including the faculty member with whom you would like to work, if known.

  • Online letters of recommendation

    Names and email addresses of persons to be asked to complete letters of recommendation who can provide a thorough evaluation of one’s abilities at the graduate level

  • Proof of English proficiency

    Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency

  • Financial document (international students only)

    Required by U.S. government in order to issue the I-20 or DS-2019

  • Application fee

    $65 for U.S. residents; $85 for international applicants.


Program Faculty

Mary D Fry
Mary D Fry
Professor
David M Hansen
David M Hansen
Department Chair
Sean Joo
Sean Joo
Assistant Professor
Neal Martin Kingston
Neal Martin Kingston
University Distinguished Professor, Director Achievement and Assessment Institute
Michael J. Orosco
Michael J. Orosco
Associate Professor
Vicki Peyton
Vicki Peyton
Teaching Professor
Rafael Quintana
Rafael Quintana
Assistant Professor