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M.A. in Educational Psychology

The Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Psychology is designed to give you a broad and critical perspective on the psychological factors affecting individuals in educational settings and other learning situations throughout the life span. Through convenient access to coursework, you will engage in:

  • a research-based curriculum covering basic concepts and theories in psychology as they relate to learning and instruction.
  • an integrated sequence of courses and other learning experiences providing a sound basis for understanding the connection between teaching, learning, human development, and assessment.

The Master’s in Educational Psychology is built for you! The degree can be completed in 4 semesters, courses are offered in physical classrooms or online, and the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is not required to apply. Beyond the core required credits, you can tailor your coursework to meet your goals through elective credits. Even in the core credits, there are options for course work based on your professional goals.

Earning an advanced degree is a factor that determines pay grades in many school districts, organizations and corporations. This degree program offers knowledge and expertise that can be applied in a variety of fields and professions. Get started today!

Ashlee Begaye, M.A.

Ashlee Begaye

Associate Scientist, Prevention Research Center School of Medicine
University of New Mexico
Degree earned through UNM EDPY program: Masters of Arts

“As a health educator, I am able to use my Educational Psychology degree to help create effective programs to change the health behavior in children and teenagers. We study what motivates people to make changes in their diet and activity, focusing on several factors, including self-efficacy, interest, mindset, and choice. We work closely with teachers to incorporate our program into the classroom, as well as finding methods of increasing family participation.” 

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Program Requirements

The Master’s in Educational Psychology has two options for completion: a thesis (30 hours) or a non-thesis (33 hours) option. The coursework is designed to give you a broad and critical perspective on the psychological factors affecting individuals in schools, other educational settings, and other learning situations throughout the life span while emphasizing critical evaluation and application of research and theory based on a firm grounding in measurement, assessment, research methodology and statistical methods.

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To apply, you need:

  1. Minimum grade point average of 3.0 as an undergraduate or 3.3 as a graduate student.
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Letter of Intent
  4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendations

The inclusion of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score transcripts are OPTIONAL!

Current Application Instructions

Submitting your application:

  1. Collect all your documents.
  2. Complete an online application at: www.unm.edu/apply
  3. Upload your documents with your online application

Educational Psychology M.A. Application Deadlines

Start Your Degree in:

Complete Application by:

Faculty will most likely make decision by:

Summer or Fall Semester

March 1

May 1

Spring Semester

October 1

December 1