MEd, Education Psychology

Typical Length 2 years

Delivery Campus Based

30

Credits

The Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (MSE) specialization is a 30-credit Master’s level program intended to prepare masters students for job positions in applied research settings in educational agencies, testing organizations, and profit/non-profit institutions. Specifically, relevant positions can be found in city or state departments of education in the planning and supervision of testing and evaluation programs; test publishers; licensure and certification boards; agencies in the construction of tests or the management of large-scale testing programs; and a variety of education, social science, health care, business, and industrial settings. This specialization will provide coursework in more advanced topics such as item response theory, general linear modeling, structural equation modeling, multivariate analysis, and multilevel analysis as well as introduction to psychometrics, research methodology and statistics.

Who should consider this program

Individuals pursuing careers as researchers, specialists, administrators, or other types of leadership positions may want to consider a masters degree with MSE specialization in the field of Educational Psychology. This specialization is relevant for students who have an interest in MSE and would like to investigate a MSE related topic for their master’s thesis/Plan B paper and those who want to engage in research and evaluation in education.

Common Careers

Relevant positions can be found in city or state departments of education in the planning and supervision of testing and evaluation programs; test publishers; licensure and certification boards; agencies in the construction of tests or the management of large-scale testing programs; and a variety of education, social science, health care, business, and industrial settings.

There is no single job title for educational psychologists in organizations, but some examples include program evaluator, educational consultant, test developer, statistician, psychometrician, and educational specialist.

Admission Requirements

Students must first be accepted into the EDEP Master’s Program. After at least one semester in the MEd program, taking several MSE courses and in consultation with their MSE advisor, students may then apply to the MEd MSE specialization. MSE applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Students should complete the MSE application and submit to the Educational Psychology Department.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted continuously and should be submitted to the Educational Psychology Department.

Delivery & Format

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.

Evening, hybrid and online courses at UH Mānoa

Tuition & Funding

Students enrolled in the EDEP Master’s program will be assessed a tuition of $650 per credit for residents and $1545 per credit for non-residents. Information on tuition and fees can be found under the “Graduate General & Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified” heading 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 (finaid@hawaii.edu).

Coursework

The MEd MSE specialization in Educational Psychology requires a minimum of 30 credits including the following courses:

Core Courses

  • EDEP 601 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • EDEP 604 Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance
  • EDEP 608 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDEP 611 Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • EDEP 616 Measurement in Education and Social Sciences
  • EDEP 661 Development and Learning
  • One graduate seminar (EDEP 768 – content varies)
  • Two advanced MSE courses
  • One elective course

Note: Full list of courses are 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