M.A. Program

Full standing is normally granted to those applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree and have adequate background in learning and development-related courses in Psychology, Anthropology, Education, and/or related disciplines (e.g., Social and/or Health Sciences).

Program Prerequisites:  For students who have not previously taken appropriate research methodology courses, they must take the following courses (or equivalents) prior to starting the program or in the first year of their program.
EPSE 481 (3) Introduction to Research in Education
EPSE 482 (3) Introduction to Statistics for Research in Education
HDLC Required Core Courses (9 credits):
EPSE 501 (3) Seminar in Human Development, Learning, and Culture
EPSE 503 (3) Cultural Perspectives on Learning, Development, and Media
EPSE 505 (3) Foundations in Human Development: Infancy to Adulthood
Additional Required Electives (9 credits)
Choose three additional courses either inside or outside of HDLC. Students are encouraged to explore courses outside the area.
HDLC courses are listed below.
EPSE 502 (3) Cognition, Language, and Literacy Processes in Education
EPSE  511 (3) Special Topics in Human Development, Learning, and Culture
EPSE 584 (3) Motivation in Education
EPSE 585 (3) Social Emotional Development in Education
EPSE 604 (3/6) Advanced Topics in Human Development, Learning, and Culture
EPSE 606 (3) College and University Teaching
EPSE 630 (3) Advanced Seminar: Adolescence Through Emerging Adulthood
Methodology Requirements (6 credits)
Choose one quantitative methods course (EPSE 592 or EPSE 596) and one qualitative methods course (EPSE 595 or equivalent).
EPSE 592 (3) Experimental Designs and Analysis in Educational Research
EPSE 596 (3) Correlational Designs and Analysis in Educational Research
EPSE 595 (3) Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Psychology and Special Education
Thesis Requirement (6 credits)
EPSE 599 (6) Master’s Thesis