Frequently Asked Questions about the M.A. Program

What are the application requirements and how do I apply?

  • Applications require a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours of academic work, a Personal Statement, a description of educationally-related interests and career goals, and three letters of reference.
  • GRE scores may be submitted if available, but are not required. Applications may be downloaded or submitted online. Exceptions to these criteria may be considered if warranted by special circumstances and individual situations.
  • Your Personal Statement should discuss your background and experiences relevant to this degree, why you selected the MA in Educational Psychology degree, and what you hope to gain from this program. Your Personal Statement should be sent to: Grad.ApplicationMaterials@unco.edu.
  • Complete our Recommendation Request Form to request letters of recommendation from three professional references.

How many students are admitted each year?

There is no set number of students admitted. See the application requirements above.

When do I need to apply?

Applications are processed as they are received. Decisions regarding admission are communicated to the applicant before the beginning of the next semester. Although students may enroll any semester following admission, they are strongly encouraged to begin their program in either the summer or fall term in order to enter the proper sequencing of courses.

How much will it cost?

Current tuition rates are available on the Graduate Web site and the Costs Page.

Can I complete the degree in one year?

The degree can be completed within a year, depending on course load. However, it is more typical that students take 3 4 courses per semester and, therefore, the 30 credits and MA Comprehensive Examination 3 4 semesters of work.

Are courses taught online?

A few courses are taught online, but the majority of courses are taught on campus.

Are courses taught in the Denver Metro area?

A few courses are taught in the Denver Metro area, usually in a condensed format over several weekends. Timing of these courses often varies with time of year and instructor availability.

What kinds of positions might be available with this degree?

This degree potentially qualifies the student for the following types of positions (depending on electives, prior experience, etc.):

  • Business and industry training, research or evaluation positions
  • Private school teaching*
  • Child care teaching*
  • Community college teaching
  • Public school teaching*
  • Educational consulting
  • Measurement and assessment positions in industry, business or school systems
  • Admission to doctoral programs in Educational Psychology and related fields

*NOTE: The program does not include K -12 teaching certification or school counseling certification.

For other questions, please contact the Graduate School at 970-351-2831.