Dec 06, 2021
Peggy Pei-I Chen
This program provides a foundation of research, measurement, assessment, program evaluation and applied statistics for educational settings and related fields through two concentrations of study:
(1) General Educational Psychology; and
(2) Assessment, Research and Evaluation.
It is designed for students with no prior experience in education as well as those who have a background in education and want to expand their skills and knowledge. Students in this program may use the degree as a bridge to a doctoral program in Educational Psychology or a related discipline; or to prepare professional careers in program evaluation; institutional research; assessment-measurement and testing; and instruction an curriculum development in public and private institutions.
1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 2.8. Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may submit scores on the general aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to serve as evidence of their ability to complete graduate-level work.
2. On-site interview.
- Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 to continue in the program.
- Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits of EDPS coursework will not be allowed to continue in the program.
- Any student who receives a grade of F in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
Course of Study
All students in the Master’s Program are required to take 3 core courses and a proseminar.
Concentration Area Courses
Students are required to select 8 credits in their concentration area.
Concentration I: General Educational Psychology
Concentration II: Assessment, Research, and Evaluation
Elective Courses in Educational Psychology
Students select 8 additional credits either from a concentration area or from the following electives:
As a culminating experience, students elect either a thesis or a non-thesis option.
Students electing Thesis Research (EDPS 79501) and (EDPS 79502) will prepare a report of a research investigation in which they design and execute an empirical study under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Students electing the non-thesis option will enroll in a seminar course (EDPS 79000) in which they prepare a scholarly publishable-quality review of the research literature on a topic approved by the faculty.
- An overall GPA of 3.0.
- Complete Culminating Experience.