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Educational Psychology

The Educational Psychology program offers opportunities for graduate study and research leading to the master of arts (M.A.) degree. Professional preparation focuses on learning, development, instruction and research.

Career Profile

Upon graduation, graduates have been hired as directors of child care programs in corporations, hospitals and the private sector. Some students have obtained positions as instructors and faculty members at four-year colleges and branch campuses of major universities teaching classes in child/human development and family studies. Others have become specialists in parenting and curriculum development for Head Start and similar agencies. Graduates have also obtained employment as parenting and family specialists in community-based family agencies and community healthcare agencies. Some graduate students have entered the program with teaching certificates and have used their master’s degree in CDFS to broaden the scope of their teaching in elementary and secondary education. Graduates have also successfully pursued positions as Extension agents through land-grant universities.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

April 1

Spring Deadline

November 1

Summer Deadline

April 1

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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