Master's of Education:
Educational Psychology

Med in Educational Psychology General Track - Program Requirements

The MEd in educational psychology may be earned as a thesis or non-thesis option.

Educational Psychology Courses (32-credit thesis option)

CESP 704 - Introduction to Educational Statistics (3)

CESP 728 - Theories of Human Development (3)

CLES 801 - Introduction to Educational Research (3)

CESP 811 - Program Evaluation (3)

CESP 820 - Learning Theory & Instruction (3)

CESP 823 - Experimental Design in Research (3)

CESP 831 - Social Psychology for Educational & Helping Professions (3)

CESP 860 - Research Problems (1)

CESP 875 - Master's Thesis (2)

CESP 876 - Master's Thesis (2)

Elective Credits (6)

Educational Psychology Courses (33-credit non-thesis option)

CESP 704 - Introduction to Educational Statistics (3)

CESP 728 - Theories of Human Development (3)

CLES 801 - Introduction to Educational Research (3)

CESP 811 - Program Evaluation (3)

CESP 820 - Learning Theory & Instruction (3)

CESP 823 - Experimental Design in Research (3)

CESP 831 - Social Psychology for Educational & Helping Professions (3)

Elective Credits (12)

The non-thesis option requires 33 credit hours of coursework and a written comprehensive examination.

Med in Educational Psychology with Customizable Specializations

The customizable specializations allow students to collaborate with their academic advisor to determine electives that meet the student's needs and interest with emphasis on specific skills and knowledge.

Available specialization options
  • Learning and Memory
  • Behavioral Management and Motivation
  • Diversity and Advocacy
  • Program Evaluation
  • Professional Development
  • Institutional and Industrial Consultation
  • Social Psychology and Leadership SKills
  • School Psychology Foundations - for those who wish to pursue a career in School Psychology
  • Doctoral Foundations - prepares students to move on to a doctoral program
Required Courses

CESP 704 - Introduction to Educational Statistics (3)

CESP 728 - Theories of Human Development (3)

CLES 801 - Introduction to Educational Research (3)

CESP 820 - Learning Theory & Instruction (3)

CESP 823 - Experimental Design in Research (3)

CESP 831 - Social Psychology for Educational & Helping Professions (3)

Elective Credits (15) - selected by the student with the guidance of an academic advisor. Includes 700- and 800-level courses in one or more related disciplines. Some potential disciplines include educational psychology, counseling, school psychology, curriculum and instruction, communication science and disorders, aging studies, and psychology.

Sample Customizable Track

Diversity & Advocacy Track:

CESP 704 - Introduction to Educational Statistics (3)

CESP 728 - Theories of Human Development (3)

CLES 801 - Introduction to Educational Research (3)

CESP 820 - Learning Theory & Instruction (3)

CESP 823 - Experimental Design in Research (3)

CESP 831 - Social Psychology for Educational & Helping Professions (3)

Elective credits:

CESP 803 - Counseling Theory

CESP 821 - Multicultural Issues

CI 711 - Multicultural Education

CESP 838 - Families in Crisis

CESP 852 - Special Studies


Med in Educational Psychology - Higher Education/Student Affairs track

The MEd in Educational psychology track in Higher Education/Student Affairs (HESA) does not require a thesis and requires 30 credit hours of coursework and a written comprehensive examination. Follow this HESA link for more program details.


 

Applied Learning

Students in the educational psychology (MEd) program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from this program. For students in tracks other than the Higher Education/Student Affairs track, the requirement can be met by conducting a case study research project in CESP 728. The case study is guided and supervised by the educational psychology faculty and provides students with the opportunity to observe, assess and interact with a child/adolescent and the child's family in the real world. For students in the higher education/student affairs track, the requirement can be met with CLES 875.

 

Take a course to explore concepts and careers in Educational Psychology

CLES 512 - Exploring Concepts and Careers in Educational Psychology is available for either undergraduate or graduate level credit, and serves to introduce the field of educational psychology and the wide variety of careers available to those that pursue it. Students will also learn about applications of educational psychology in areas such as teaching, learning, coaching, training, assessment and research.


 

Admission Requirements

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

  • A completed graduate school application
  • Official transcripts with 3.00 GPA for the last 60 hours*
  • 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 résumé including:
    - educational background
    - job experience (with dates)
    - relevant volunteer experiences (with dates)
    - undergraduate/graduate extracurricular activities, and personal interests
    - e-mail address
  • One-page statement of your professional goals and research interest

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

*Students seeking to demonstrate academic competency by means other than GPA may use the following methods:

  • 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,
  • or The Miller's Analogy Test equal to the national mean at the time of taking the test (400)
 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.


Background Check Requirement

Upon admission and prior to their first semester, all students admitted to the Educational Psychology program must clear a criminal background check. Click here for instructions.