MEd. Educational Psychology

Typical Length Varies

Delivery Campus-Based



UHM Psychology majors are invited to apply for a dual-enroll program leading a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Education in Educational Psychology. In their senior year, BAM students will be dual-enrolled in the two programs and will take 9 credits (PSY 489/EDEP 489, EDEP 601, EDEP 608) that will count for both the BA and MEd. Students can complete the MEd one year after they finish their BA.

In general, educational psychology focuses on human learning and development in the context of education. All BAM students will complete a master’s thesis or Plan B paper. In their senior year BAM students will begin working on their culminating projects with a faculty member in educational psychology.

Who should consider this program

Undergraduate Psychology BA majors who would like to learn more about educational psychology, earn a master’s degree, and finish both degrees in five years.

Common Careers

The following are just some of the many positions our graduates hold.

UH System – researchers, data analysts, academic advisors, program managers, evaluators, and academic support staff

HIDOE/Local Educational Organizations – assessment and evaluation specialists, educational directors and consultants, behavioral health specialists, and teachers (program does not lead to teacher certification; these teachers already had licensure)

On the U.S. Continent – educational and program coordinators; academic advisors; and educators in schools, museums, and businesses.

Admission Requirements
Apply to UHM Graduate Division View This Task

You must submit a graduate division application.

To submit your application please go to the UHM online application.

Make sure you choose the application type “Graduate Studies”.

For checklist item #7 (Planned Course of Study) select "Educational Psychology-MEd"

Information for prospective students can be found on the prospective students page of the UHM Graduate Division website.

Current BA Student in Psychology View This Task

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) student in the UH Mānoa Psychology Undergraduate program.

Applicants must also have met with and received advising from the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office.

Undergraduate Cumulative GPA View This Task

An Undergraduate Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Graduate Division at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) requires an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for admission. Some departments however may admit students with GPA’s that are below a 3.0. Departments consider the GPA along with other factors when making their admission decisions.

Completed EDEP 311/PSY 301 View This Task

Applicants must complete EDEP 311/PSY 301 with a grade of B or better before starting the MEd Educational Psychology program. Applicants can be enrolled in EDEP 311/PSY 301 at the time off application.

Submitted Transcripts View This Task

A transcript from each post-secondary institution attended.

You should also including transcripts from, any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs. Your official transcripts need to be sent directly to the Graduate Division from the issuing institution(s), or in sealed institutional envelopes if submitted with the application.

UH Transcripts

Transcripts are not required for course work completed at any of the UH campuses. Graduate Division Student Services will obtain UH transcripts on behalf of applicants.

International Students

Refer to the Office of Graduate Education International Admissions Requirements website for specific international requirements.

Send your official transcripts to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

Unofficial Transcripts

You may submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts directly to the department. However, you are still required to have your official transcripts sent directly to the UH Mānoa Graduate Division at the address above.

Upload your unofficial transcripts.
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Submitting unofficial transcripts to the department alone does NOT meet the transcripts requirement.

Professional Goals View This Task

You are required to write your Professional Goals as part of your application.

You are required to write a response to the following five questions as part of your application to the MEd, Educational Psychology program.

Use the following directions to submit your Professional Goals.

  1. Respond to all questions and prompts in one document.
  2. Save your Professional Goals as either a word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) format.
  3. Name the file with your name and the words Professional Goals
    (e.g. StudentName_ProfessionalGoals.pdf).
  4. Upload your statement to Mākālei
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Submit Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV) View This Task

Your resume or CV.

You are required to submit your resume or CV. You can either upload a copy directly to Mākālei or mail or fax a copy to the department.

Upload your resume or CV
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AlertYour resume or CV must be in either Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) format.


Mail or Fax your Resume/Vitae to:

Educational Psychology
Wist Hall Rm 214
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822
Fax: (808) 956-6615

Three Letters of Recommendation View This Task

Three (3) letters of recommendation

List three people, e.g., professors, advisors or instructors, who have agreed to serve as academic references and will complete a recommendation form for you. These individuals will be sent an email with the recommendation form that asks them to judge your skills and abilities to pursue graduate study. Please verify in advance that the listed references have agreed to complete the form and inform them that they will receive the form via email. The College reserves the right to contact professional references other than those listed.

If you would like to have additional references, please provide them with the Recommendation Form and have them fax or mail it to the Department of Educational Psychology.

Name E-mail Phone Relationship Send

Please make sure the letters are submitted by:
Letters can be submitted by one of the following:

  1. Upload to Mākālei (preferred):
    • You will be able to see any letters that are uploaded into Mākālei. If you or your references want the letters to be private, letters should be faxed or mailed in.

  2. Fax: (808) 956-6615
  3. Mail:
    • Admissions, Department of Educational Psychology,
      University Hawai‘i at Mānoa,
      1776 University Avenue,
      Honolulu, HI 96822

English Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) View This Task

Applicants who are not native English speakers may need to take the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) tests. For more information view the Graduate Division website. For more information on the TOEFL and IELTS tests and to determine if you need to take them please visit the Graduate Division's English Proficiency website.

Minimum acceptable scores for the 2 tests are:

600/100 (Paper/Internet)

25 Listening
25 Speaking

6.00 for the Overall band test results

Send your official scores to the UHM Graduate Division at:

2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

Identification Documents View This Task

International students are required to submit a copy of their Identification documents (i.e. Passport or Identification Card)

As required by U.S. federal regulations, all international applicants are required to submit a copy of their passport identification pages, or a copy of their national identification card if a passport is not available.

Send your identification documents to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

International applicants need to show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses

International applicants need to show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses ,including expenses for any accompanying spouse or children. Upon admission to UHM, only international applicants with proof of funding will receive visa documents. The Confidential Financial Statement Form for International Applicants is required of most international applicants.

Send your financial statement to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

How to Apply
Application Deadlines
Starting Semester General Admission International Students Admission
Fall February 1 February 1
Spring September 1 September 1

How to Apply
Tuition & Funding

In their senior year (first year of the BAM program), students will be dual enrolled in the BA and MEd programs and will pay undergraduate tuition of $471 per credit for residents and $1,389 for non-residents. After students complete the BA program, they will be assessed a tuition of $663 per credit for residents and $1558 per credit for non-residents. Information on tuition and fees can be found under the “Undergraduate General” and “Graduate General & Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified” headings on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

There are many resources available to help graduate students pay for college, including College of Education scholarships. There are also several scholarships listed generally through the STAR website (please note that this is only accessible to students with a valid UH ID number – must be admitted as a student prior to looking for scholarships on this site) and the Financial Support section of the Graduate Division website. For more information on financial aid and additional resources, please visit the UH Manoa Financial Aid Office (

Some students work as graduate assistants (GAs) on various projects. A GAship includes a tuition waiver as well as a stipend.


EDEP courses are generally offered face to face with one to two classes offered online or using a hybrid model each semester. Classes are usually offered in the late afternoon to accommodate students’ work schedules.


EDEP 311/PSY 321 is the gateway course for the BAM pathway. A grade of B or better is required.

The M.Ed. in Educational Psychology is a 30-credit graduate program of six required core courses and a minimum of twelve elective credits.

See a full list of courses and a sample plan in the handbook.

Advising & Faculty

Our faculty and staff will provide you with guidance and resources to support your success from beginning to end. You will receive a dedicated faculty advisor to partner with you on your journey.

Program Coordinator