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Educational Psychology M.A.

Jan. 10, 2022

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College of Education and Human Services

Degree Awarded: Educational Psychology, M.A.

Learning is a Continual Process

If you’re intrigued with the learning process and are seeking a career with future growth opportunity, our Educational Psychology, M.A. program is the perfect fit for you. Learning is a continual process from infancy to old age. Graduates of our program understand the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that occur across the lifespan and their impact on learning. Graduates of our program also develop a strong understanding of research methods and design. Have a particular area of interest? Our program offers you the flexibility to choose additional coursework best suited to your intended career path.

Professional preparation will focus on three content areas: learning and instruction; human development; and applied research and data analysis. Students will also be expected to complete core courses, additional electives, and will design and conduct either 1) a project that solves a practical problem in learning or development or 2) a research thesis that investigates a topic of relevance to learning or development.

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January 10, 2022
May 16, 2022

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Program Details

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Our program focuses on educating professionals to apply theories and principles of learning, human development, and instruction, and to utilize research methods, designs, and applied data analysis in authentic formal and informal teaching and learning contexts. Graduates are expected to:

  • Apply theories and principles of learning and instruction to current issues in education
  • Demonstrate understanding of ethical issues in educational inquiry
  • Critically evaluate learning research to inform pedagogy and practice
  • Apply empirical inquiry to the study of learning in varied contexts

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Admission Guidelines

  • A completed WVU online graduate application.
  • Submit an official bachelor degree transcript from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.
  • A Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain. WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allow each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Admission materials should be uploaded to the WVU online graduate application. For answers to questions regarding application materials please contact the appropriate administrative assistant: Educational Psychology master's contact:

Dana Musick
c/o The Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences
West Virginia University
PO Box 6122
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6122

Applicants can apply for admission for the terms displayed below with associated deadlines.
Spring 2022: November 1
Summer 2022: April 1
Fall 2022: April 1

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Educational Psychology M.A. requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $640.

Total Degree Cost

$19,200 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $640
3 $1,920
6 $3,840
9 $5,760

Financial Aid

WVU provides a comprehensive approach to helping you finance your education. Learn more by visiting the Student Financial Services website.

Students are encouraged to:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the March 1 deadline to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827; and
  • Check with your employer to see if they provide financial support for earning your graduate.

Career Paths

Completing students earn a strong foundation for doctoral study in fields such as educational psychology and the learning sciences. Please note that the program does not provide preparation for graduate study in school psychology.

Completing students are also well-prepared for career opportunities at colleges and universities, social service organizations, research and development centers, and government agencies in areas related to applied assessment, program review, and accreditation; teaching and learning; research support and applied data analysis; and institutional analysis, support, and effectiveness.

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