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Educational Psychology (M.A.)

Pending SACS Approval

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Educational Psychology aims to prepare culturally competent scientist-practitioners and researchers to effectively contribute to the psychological development and well-being of children and adolescents. Students receive the preparation and training necessary to provide responsive educational and psychological services to the local community, schools, and beyond and to engage in participatory and leadership roles in local, national, and international institutions and organizations.  The M.A. in Educational Psychology offers four areas of concentration from which students can choose based on their professional goals and interests, each of which prepares students for career-specific applications of the degree.  

  1. Educational Psychology
  2. Behavior Assessment and Intervention
  3. Program Evaluation
  4. Applied Educational Psychology

Why pursue an M.A. in Educational Psychology at UTSA?

Our students and graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in scholarly inquiry, to deliver accountable, research-based services, and to understand how to use psychology as a force for positive change. Our department has been very successful in developing effective partnerships with local school districts and community agencies, which gives our students an advantage when seeking practicum and internship opportunities. Our faculty members are involved in high-impact research projects and participate in local and national professional organizations. Further, our School Psychology program was recently identified as one of the top programs in the nation in terms of research and provides services learning through our department's Psychological Assessment and Consultation Center.  

Degree Requirements:

The Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology requires the successful completion of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours.

For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.

Application Requirements:

  • A degree seeking applicant must meet university wide requirements.
  • A complete Graduate School application.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
  • General GRE Required, including all three parts of the exam
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation are required from person's familiar with the applicant's professional and academic record.
  • Statement of Purpose: Personal Statement (approximately 500 words) which outlines the applicant’s (1) reasons for pursuing the M.A. degree in Educational Psychology, (2) area of concentration they are most interested in, (3) experiences relevant to the concentration they are most interested in, and (4) career plans.
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet
  • Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5
  • Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.

Contact Information

Student Development Specialist: Samantha Sifuentes


Phone: (210) 458-2721

Graduate Advisor of Record: Felecia Castro-Villarreal


Telephone:(210) 458-2420

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