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.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * 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 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.

Major Admission Requirements

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

Admission Deadlines

  • Developmental Learning Sciences: January 15 for Early Consideration. May 1 for Fall. October 1 for Spring.

  • Counseling Psychology: December 5 for Fall.

  • Quantitative, Qualitative And Psychometric Methods: January 15 for Fall. October 1 for Spring (M.A. only).

  • School Psychology: December 1 for Fall.

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

Graduate Chair

Scott Napolitano

Support Staff

Edith Reza Martinez

Tuition & Fees

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UNL Graduate Chairs and staff please complete the program update form to provide edits. Updates to graduate program pages are made on an annual basis in conjunction with the Graduate Application for Admission.