Master's of Education:
Educational Psychology

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Are you interested in any of these?

JPEG Image Gaining somebody's attention

JPEG Image Motivating people to learn

JPEG Image Helping people remember things better

JPEG Image Detemining program effectiveness

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If so, Educational Psychology is for you!


Educational Psychology is intended to either enhance existing careers or start new careers such as:

  • educators: e.g. teachers, administrators, counselors, instructional coaches
  • health care workers: e.g. nurses, social workers, speech pathologists
  • higher education: e.g. instructors, administrators, student affairs personnel
  • researchers: e.g research associate, grant writing, data management, program evaluation
  • trainers: e.g. business, military, hospitals
  • digital learning designers: e.g. instructional software developers, online survey constructors, technical manual designers 


Customizable delivery includes online, face-to-face, and hybrid (combination of online and face-to-face). Create your own program of study.


Marissa Harris
"As a childcare center director I need to understand why and how children learn, grow and succeed. The Educational Psychology program not only helped me in these areas but it also helped me to become a well rounded individual. The available evening hours of the program helped to make juggling a growing family and working full time less stressful. The professors were able to deliver an abundant level of high quality education, while continuing to make school less about how you do on a test and more about making sure students really learn the information."

Marissa Harris
Angel Wings Learning Center, LLC


Degree Requirements

The M. Ed in Educational Psychology has both thesis and non-thesis options.

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Admission Requirements

When applying for admission to the M.Ed. in Educational Psychology program, you must submit to the Graduate School:

The GRE may not be required depending on your evidence of academic competence.See the next section for different types of evidence that are acceptable.

Evidence of academic competence can be provided in one of the following ways:

  1. GPA of 3.00 or higher for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work,
  2. or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of 150 or higher for each GRE subsection (Verbal and Quantitative), and a GRE score of 4.0 or higher for the Analytical Writing subtest,
  3. or The Miller’s Analogy Test equal to the national mean at the time of taking the test (400).

Once the Graduate School forwards the application to the Department, it will request:

  • The names and addresses of three (3) persons from whom we may request letters of reference. These individuals must know you professionally or academically and have some basis for commenting on your probable success as an educational psychologist.
  • A resumé including:
    - educational background
    - job experience (with dates)
    - relevant volunteer experiences (with dates)
    - undergraduate/graduaet extracurricular activities, and personal interests
    - e-mail address
  • One-page statement of your professional goals and reserach interets

Upon receipt of this information, the departmental screening committee will make recommendations concerning admission decisions for the master's program in educational psychology.

Application Process
You can view the progress of your admission status by visiting wichita.edu/onestop and click on Track My Progress. For information on how you will be notified of your admission decision, please click here.

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