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Educational Psychology M.S.


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The Master of Science in Educational Psychology is appropriate for students seeking the core knowledge, research tools, and educational experiences necessary to succeed in various educational settings. The program is appropriate for elementary, secondary, and special education teachers who wish to enhance classroom skills; students interested in pursuing advanced studies in educational psychology; students interested in obtaining a specialist degree in school psychology; as well as students who plan to apply their skills in government or business settings. Students’ individualized programs are tailored with attention to their area of specialization. A minimum of 34 credits is required for the degree. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.00 or better in the program and a grade of B or better in core course work. The culminating experience for the M.S. degree is the defense of the students’ master’s thesis or completion of an internship with a written comprehensive examination or professional paper.

Admission Requirements

Admission to graduate studies at UNLV requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with either a minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall or a 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate work. Master’s degree programs require that an application for admission be submitted to the Graduate College, as well as transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Admission to the Master of Science degree program in Educational Psychology is based on the following criteria:

  1. Department application
  2. Preference given to students whose scores relate to the 50th percentile or better on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. One writing sample
  5. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  6. Graduate College application is available online

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