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Admission to the Department of Educational Psychology

Domestic Graduate Students

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Kansas: graduate.ku.edu/apply.

Please note that each individual graduate program offered through the Department of Educational Psychology has a unique set of program application requirements and application deadlines. Visit your graduate program web page for additional details: epsy.ku.edu/academics.

International Graduate Students

International students are encouraged to apply to the Department of Educational Psychology based on their education interest:

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Individuals interested in enrolling in coursework without the intent to complete a degree program are encouraged to apply as non-degree seeking students. There are certain restrictions for transferring non-degree seeking credits. More information can be found here.

Graduate Program Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for Fall or Summer enrollment only.

  • Counseling Psychology
    • Ph.D. Program: December 1
    • M.S. Program: January 1
  • Educational Psychology & Research
    • Ph.D. Program: December 15
    • M.S.E Program: December 15
  • School Psychology
    • Ph.D. Program: December 15
    • Ed.S. Program: December 15

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