Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.A.; Ed.S.; Ph.D.
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Specializations
- Cognition, Learning, and Development (M.A., Ph.D.)
- Counseling Psychology (M.A., Ph.D.)
- Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (M.A., Ph.D.)
- School Psychology (Ed.S., Ph.D.)
- Applied Statistics
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Community Counseling
- Educational Assessment
- Educational Measurement
- Health Behavior
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Multicultural Counseling
- Research Methods
- School Counseling
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Educational Psychology in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
- Personal statement
- Three recommenders
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Educational Psychology
|Cognition, Learning, and Development||Early Consideration: January 15 Fall: May 1 Spring: October 1|
|Counseling Psychology||Fall: December 5|
|Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods||Fall: January 15 Spring (M.A. only): October 1|
|School Psychology||Fall: December 1|
The Department of Educational Psychology offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in educational psychology, an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in educational psychology, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in psychological studies in education. The M.A. and Ph.D. require applicants to choose a specialization from cognition, learning, and development (CLD); counseling psychology; quantitative, qualitative, and psychometric methods (QQPM); or school psychology (Ph.D. specialization option only).
Cognition, Learning and Development is focused on advancing and applying theoretical understanding of cognition, learning and development. It trains students in human development (childhood, adolescence and the college years), human cognition, health behavior, text processing, and instructional design.
Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods is a multidisciplinary program that provides students with a wide range of skills related to research methodology, educational and psychological measurement, and applied statistics. The program is unique in its emphasis on qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research approaches, and in the integration of cognitive and developmental principles of educational psychology.
The Counseling Psychology program strives for an equal balance between science and professional psychological practice in the general context of a life span model of human development oriented toward community agencies, schools and college settings. The counseling psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
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. The Ph.D. program prepares graduates for practice in universities, schools, hospitals, developmental centers, mental health centers, clinics, and private practice. The Ph.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association, approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, and leads to Nebraska licensure in professional psychology.
Courses and MoreStudents in Educational Psychology are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
Cognition, Learning and Development
Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods
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