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Master of Science 

Educational Psychology and Methodology

Program of Study

The 30-credit master's program can be completed part time over a period of years or over three semesters of full-time study.

Core courses comprise one class in each of the following areas.

 

Human Development

Sample courses: Development in Childhood, Adolescent Development, Lifespan Development, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Comparative Theories of Human Development.

 

Learning

Sample courses: Educational Psychology, Advanced Educational Psychology: Learning and Instruction, Motivation, Children’s Learning and Cognition, Application of Cognitive Theories to English Language Arts and Social Studies, Self-Regulated Learning.

 

Individual Differences and Special Education

Sample courses: Introduction to Human Exceptionality, Learning Disabilities, Instructional Environments and Practices for Students with Disabilities, Educating Students with Emotional Disorders and Challenging Behaviors, Assessment of Students with Disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education

 

Research Methods

Sample courses: Research Project in Educational Psychology, Educational Research Design.

Measurement and Evaluation

Sample courses: Assessment in Education, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Seminar in Measurement, Theories of Validity and Reliability.

 

Statistics

Sample courses: Statistical Methods I or II, Seminar in Statistics, Multivariate Methods for Applied Researchers.

 

Electives

Choose four courses with your advisor’s approval.

 

Educational Research Project

Gain experience collecting data and performing statistical analysis by designing your own research project and reporting your findings in a formal academic report. This special project may be completed in your research methods class.

 

See graduate bulletin for details.

For more information contact edpsych@albany.edu.

Next Steps

Develop Expertise in Data Analysis

If you're aiming to land a research job, you can increase your competitive advantage by taking electives in computational statistics and other subjects related to empirical analysis.

Sample courses: Nonparametric and Distribution-Free Statistics, Single-Case Design and Analysis, Factor Analysis, Multivariate Analysis with Computer Applications, Experimental Design, Regression Analysis.

 

Strengthen Your PhD Application

Improve your opportunities for doctoral study in education and psychology at UAlbany or other prestigious research universities by working on faculty-led research projects and/or completing an internship with a human services agency or school system.

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Why UAlbany

Join an International Academic Community

At UAlbany, you connect with students and faculty from around the world. The master's program also attracts international learners who want to develop advanced reading and writing skills in academic English while earning a graduate psychology degree at a major American research university.

 

Start Right Away with Rolling Admissions

Applications are reviewed year-round, so you can enroll soon after being admitted to the program. To apply, you only need to have earned 12 undergraduate or graduate credits in psychology, educational psychology, education, or related fields.

Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

Master of Science
  • Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge of the theoretical basis of educational psychology.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the research basis of educational psychology and will have methodological competence to carry out primary statistical analyses and to evaluate the credibility of research findings.
  • Students will be able to design and carry out a small-scale research study that addresses a relevant issue in the field of educational psychology.

Careers and Advisement

The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.

Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

Graduate Advisement:
Email Graduate Advisement
(518) 442-3529