The University of Alabama Educational Psychology Program admits candidates to the master’s (MA), educational specialist (EdS), doctor of education (EdD) and PhD graduate degree programs. The mission of the program is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the theory and research related to learners, learning and developmental processes. All degree programs reflect this mission and prepare students for careers as faculty members within academic settings, researchers in agencies or businesses and school practitioners. The program invites applications from all potential students, especially those in underrepresented populations.

The EdS degree is designed for practitioners who desire advanced training beyond the MA. Practitioners who wish to obtain an advanced terminal degree may opt for the EdD.

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for more information.

Admission Requirements

Statement of purpose and letters of recommendation consistent with goals of the program, GRE score of 300 or above, and a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are needed for regular admission. Prospective students are encouraged to complete their applications by January 15 for admission the following fall. 

Degree Requirements

EdS degrees require 30–33 hours beyond the MA.

Additional information is in the Degree Requirements section of this catalog.