Learning is an ongoing process, but how that process operates isn't the same for everyone. The Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas focuses on research, measurement and intervention related to learning and cognition.
In addition to an in-depth familiarity with research and assessment processes, you'll develop a thorough understanding of the physical, cognitive, behavioral and social-emotional influences affecting one's learning. This knowledge prepares you for a variety of leadership roles in educational and other community settings.
We offer course work in five specialization areas:
Several of the concentrations provide avenues for earning additional professional certification or licensing. Our programs have been recognized by the National Council on Family Relations and U.S. News and World Report.
Our faculty members have diverse research and professional interests leading to high-quality, intervention-based research in:
You can also network with other professionals in the field through internships and practicums.
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.
The Toulouse Graduate School® offers several professional development workshops. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1140 19th St., Suite 400; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202- 223-0077). This accreditation means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education. The college is also one of Texas' top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals.
The Department of Educational Psychology, which oversees this degree program, is affiliated with various research and intervention centers. These affiliations provide research and development opportunities for faculty and students.
The Office of Research Consulting provides research and statistical consulting services to faculty and students.
The Office of Family Science Education, Research and Policy provides research and outreach to support parent and family educators, family support professionals and other students.
The Institute for Behavioral and Learning Differences serves as a resource for professionals, parents, schools and community and state agencies. Much of the research focuses on understanding, developing and initiating strategies involving unique behavioral and learning characteristics.
The Kristin Farmer Autism Center provides opportunities for research and intervention with individuals with autism.
You'll need to meet the admission requirements for the graduate school and provide the department the following materials:
Being accepted to the program is based on a holistic review of all submitted materials, GRE scores, GPA and academic and professional experiences.
Limited financial assistance is available to help you pursue your degree. These opportunities include working with professors as teaching assistants or on research projects. We also offer several scholarships.
Mei Chang, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Ball State University. Cognitive processing and learning outcomes; neuropsychological assessment and functioning; measure of executive functions in diverse learners.
Qi Chen, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Growth mixture modeling; structural equation modeling; hierarchical linear modeling; longitudinal data analysis; mediation analysis.
Rebecca J. Glover, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Moral development and reasoning; cognitive development; lifespan development.
Robin K. Henson, Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Applied general linear model analyses; measurement and assessment; reliability generalization; self-efficacy and motivational theory.
Darrell Hull, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Baylor University. Educational measurement; psychometrics.
Arminta L. Jacobson, Professor; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University. Child development; early education; family life education; infant care; parent education; parent involvement; parenting; work-family relations.
Todd Kettler, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Baylor University. Gifted education; development and measurement of critical thinking skills and academic talent development of gifted students and adults.
Wendy Middlemiss, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Educational psychology; child, adolescent and family development; infant sleep; parenting and child care.
Prathiba Natesan, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Analysis of large scale datasets; factor, discriminant and other multivariate analyses; item response theory; differential item functioning.
Angela Nievar, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Parenting; home visiting; meta-analysis.
Anne Rinn, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. Gifted education; development of self-concept; social and emotional development of the gifted and creative; college student development.
Kelly Roberts, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University. Human development and family science; family relations; child development; marriage and family therapy.
Abbas Tashakkori, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. Research and evaluation methodology.