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Why Pursue an MA in Educational Psychology?

Deepen your understanding of educational psychology and its applicability to social, political, and academic domains of education while tailoring your graduate studies to your area of interest. This degree is ideal for educators wishing to advance their professional expertise; for researchers seeking advanced knowledge in methods, statistics, and evaluation; and for anyone interested in the application of educational psychological science to educational contexts.

Upon graduation, students and have the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in scholarly inquiry; deliver accountable, research-based services; and understand how to use psychology as a force for positive change.

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Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Educational Psychology (MA)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions, submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  GRE Required scores not older than five years
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries)
  Purpose Statement Required
  Letters of Recommendation 2 letter(s) of recommendation demonstrating your academic and personal attributes for success in this program (you will request these through the Graduate Admissions Application; let your recommenders know of your deadline to ensure submissions are on time)
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation if applicable must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Educational Psychology (MA)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
International June 1 October 1 April 1
Domestic June 1 October 1 May 1

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The coursework in this degree provides students with a strong foundation in Educational Psychology theory and principles, as well as the skills to apply this learning to relevant contexts (e.g., educational, clinical, community, industrial/organizational, and home settings). Students who wish to complete an intensive research project have the option of completing a master’s thesis for 6 credit hours.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Ian Thacker, PhD

210-458-2650

Ian.Thacker@utsa.edu

Student Development Specialist

Samantha Sifuentes

210-458-2721

Samantha.Sifuentes@utsa.edu