The program’s mission is to advance the understanding of learning, cognition, and human development as these processes apply to educational processes and practices. The Educational Psychology program is characterized by a strong theoretical and research orientation, the interplay of theory and practice, an interdisciplinary approach, and a commitment to service.
Coursework focuses on three major areas: learning and conceptual processes, human development, and applied data analysis (assessment). Courses are offered on a flexible schedule and students may complete some courses or the entire degree online.
The Educational Psychology Ed.M. program requires that students successfully complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of required coursework and pass a comprehensive examination. Most courses are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. In addition, students may elect to complete some courses or the entire degree online. The length of time to complete the master’s degree program varies depending upon the number of courses taken each semester. Students may enroll part-time or full-time.
Required Core Courses:
Core Courses: Credit Hours (18)
- EDUC 5325 Introduction to Statistics & Research
- EP 5529 Tests & Measurements
- EP 8625 Intermediate Educational Statistics
- EP 8627 Introduction to Research Design
Learning & Human Development courses
- EP 5531 Learning Theories & Education
- EP 5541 Concepts in Human Development
Students must submit:
- A completed application form from the Graduate School,
- Official transcripts of all previous college and/or university studies.
- Official score reports from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test. Scores must be current within the last 5 years. (Note: University fellowship application forms require that you submit GRE scores.)
- Students for whom English is their second language must also submit TOEFL scores.
- A personal statement of goals and scholarly interests. Applicants should indicate their goals and objectives for obtaining a master's degree. This statement is evaluated against the program's mission. A typical goal statement contains the following items: The student's reason for seeking a master's degree, with a specific focus on the career to which the student aspires. The student's research interests. Academic and job-related experiences, relevant to the program. A typical goal statement is 2 to 3 pages in length.
- Two letters of recommendation [pdf]. Anyone familiar with the applicant's academic competence may write letters of recommendation. In general, the most common source of these letters is college/university faculty members.
- A current professional resume.
Submitting Your Materials
See the Application Checklist for complete details on how to submit your application materials. Required supplemental materials should be sent attention to:
Graduate Programs Office
Attn. Application Processing
Temple University - College of Education
150 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
Please allow delivery and processing time before your application will be reviewed. For faster service, the College of Education at Temple University also receives supporting application materials for graduate admissions electronically via the Interfolio service.
It is the student's responsibility to see that everything is completed by the deadline date.
To be considered for admission, your complete application, including all required supplemental materials must be post-marked no later than:
- For Fall admission: April 1st
- For Spring admission: November 1st
Completed applications received by the deadline are guaranteed a decision for the upcoming term. Applications received after the stated deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis.
We strongly encourage applicants to apply early and to periodically check TUPortal (http://tuportal.temple.edu) as to the status of their materials.