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Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Psychology - MA

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Program Coordinator Priscilla Hambrick-Dixon; 1129 West; (212) 772-4627; phambric@hunter.cuny.edu

The mission of the Hunter College Educational Psychology Program is to advance understanding and generate knowledge of human learning, development, and motivation; and to develop a solid foundation of research, measurement, assessment, program evaluation, and applied statistics in educational settings and related fields.

The Educational Psychology program at Hunter offers two concentrations of study: (1) General Educational Psychology; and (2) Assessment, Research, and Evaluation. This 32-credit program 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. All students will engage in analytical and scholarly approaches to assessing theoretical perspectives, research, and practice within and across disciplines.

The program is appropriate for students with diverse goals. Students in this program may use the degree as a bridge to a doctoral program in Educational Psychology or a related discipline. Alternatively, students may prepare for professional careers in program evaluation; institutional research; assessment, measurement and testing; and instruction and curriculum development in public and private institutions. The skills and knowledge base acquired in the program can be used in schools, education-related and government agencies, and business and health-related settings.


Admission Requirements

  1. Prospective applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College. Degrees granted on the basis of work completed at institutions that are not fully accredited, or on the basis of nonacademic prior learning, test scores, and any coursework other than organized supervised coursework in academic subjects may not be considered comparable.
  2. A 2.8 minimum undergraduate GPA. 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.
  3. On-site interview.

Progress Standards

  1. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 to continue in the program.
  2. 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.
  3. Any student who receives a grade of F in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.

Educational Psychology Course of Study

 Total Credits: 32 credits

Concentration Area Courses

Students are required to select 8 credits in their concentration area.

Culminating Courses

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.

Exit Standards

  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Completion of all required courses (32 credits).
  3. Completion of Culminating Experience.
  4. Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.

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