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University of Northern Colorado

College of Education & Behavioral Sciences, Educational Psychology


School of Psychological Sciences
McKee Hall Room 14




United States





Program Information

Degree Offered

M.A.-Educational Psychology, M.A.-Educational Psychology: Teaching Applications , Ph.D.-Educational Psychology

Format: Campus, Online

Program Description:

Our society faces many critical educational issues, such as how to make learning meaningful and authentic, develop critical thinking skills and creativity in individuals of various ages, and effectively educate special populations, including minorities and gifted students. These issue fall under the purview of Educational Psychology, which is the study of human learning and motivation. It encompasses investigations of cognition and the brain, the influence of affect, goals, and interest on learning; the role of assessment in learning, the psychology of teaching, the effectiveness of instructional interventions, the relationship between cognition and technology, the social psychology of learning organizations, and methods for conducting educational research. It addresses such issues in school contexts, work contexts, and everyday contexts such as the home or museums. The M.A. and Ph.D. program at UNC prepares individuals to become leaders in addressing these issues. Students are trained in the art of reading, writing, and empirically researching such issues through course work and collaboration on research projects with faculty members. Our program is flexible and we help students design a course of study that best suits their needs. Faculty members take pride in mentoring students and building lasting professional relationships as both scholars and teachers. The new Teaching Applications MA is designed for classroom teachers and other educational professionals in a convenient online format.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Eligibility Requirements:

For the doctoral program, we are looking for students with at least a 3.0 on last 60 hours of coursework, combined GRE scores of at least 1000, three strong letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose that clearly articulates the student’s interest in the Educational Psychology degree and research interests. The on-campus MA requires a 3.0 GPA, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose, while the online MA requires a 3.0 GPA, two professional letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. GRE scores are not required for either MA program.

International Student Requirements:

• An international student is neither a citizen of the United States nor classified by United States Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Lawful Permanent Resident or Permanent Resident Alien. • International undergraduate, transfer, and graduate applicants must meet English Language proficiency requirements before being fully admitted to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). One option to demonstrate English Language proficiency is to successfully complete the UNC Intensive English Language Program (IEP). Please see the UNC IEP website for more information ( • International student Undergraduate/Transfer and Graduate applications (on-line submission) with accompanying instructions are found on the UNC website as well. Applications and supporting documents are due at least 90 days prior to the semester to which students plan to enroll, or prior to their major program deadline (if any) for Graduate students.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Offered: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive

Institution Sector: Public

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999