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Educational Psychology

Master of Science

Availability: Online | Program Length: 36 Hours

GRE/GMAT Testing Requirements: A&M-Central Texas has waived or deferred GRE/GMAT requirements for Master's programs. Learn more.

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, with an emphasis in Experimental Psychology, strives to advance psychological science through teaching, research, and service. Students will engage in experiences that develop psychology-specific knowledge, critical thinking abilities, scientific writing abilities, and statistical analysis skills. Students will be challenged to integrate theory with empirical research in applications that serve others as citizens of a globally connected community.

Our graduates find themselves embarking on fulfilling careers. Students who graduate with the Educational Psychology are prepared for entrance into doctoral programs and research-based fields. Students who do not pursue doctoral work find careers in a variety of fields that require research skills and data-driven decision making, as well as advancement in their current career or role.

This program is research-based and does not offer licensure. Students pursue their own research interests consistent with the scope of the degree plan as they complete a quantitative thesis research project with faculty mentorship. Successful students are open to new ideas and alternative approaches in the field, yet demand empirical evidence to support claims. Those who are interested in obtaining research, rather than counseling skills, in the field of psychology are encouraged to apply for this program.


Career Opportunities

  • Doctoral Programs
  • Lab Manager
  • Market Analyst
  • Research Project Manager
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Business / Government Agency

Program Application

Fall Admission:  July 1st

Spring Admission: November 1st

Summer Admission: April 1st

"For me, the opportunities the Educational Psychology program at TAMUCT offers have been amazing. The faculty are dedicated educators who encourage and guide their students to help them achieve their goals.  The program concentration in experimental psychology allows students to pursue independent research, enhancing both their education and career opportunities." 

Jennifer Price (2019) Graduate Student, Educational Psychology Program

Program Coordinator

At Texas A&M University-Central Texas, our faculty members are prepared to help you reach your educational goals. For more information about our program, please contact:

Dr. Andria Schwegler
Educational Psychology Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Psychology
Email: schwegler@tamuct.edu


Call to learn more about this program: 254.501.5879

Dr. Schwegler