Educational Psychology (EDS)


Educational Psychology, EdS

On Campus 66+ cr

The Department of Educational Psychology offers an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in educational psychology.


The School Psychology program is highly respected both locally and throughout the nation. Students are directly admitted to the Ed.S. or Ph.D degree but will earn a master's degree in route. The Ed.S. program is designed primarily for individuals who wish to work in public school settings and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Applying for Admission

Standard requirements for all graduate programs

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Transcripts (unofficial): Uploaded as part of application form.

    If International: Uploads must include all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    After admission: Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Additional requirements specific to this program

The Department of Educational Psychology is not using GRE scores in MA, EdS, and PhD admissions decisions.

  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5.
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Three recommenders

Admission Application Deadlines

April 1 for Summer. December 1 for Fall.

Graduate Chair

Scott Napolitano

Support Staff

Jules Meyers

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