Applying to Graduate Programs
The application process is completed by following the requirements of both the Department of Educational Psychology and the Graduate School.
If you have questions after reading this information, please contact the Department's Graduate Admissions Office at 608/262-1427 or email email@example.com.
Student Admission, Outcomes & Other Data
Department Admission Statistics for all four program areas
December 1 is the deadline for submitting a completed application for the following fall semester to one of the Department's four program areas: Human Development, Learning Sciences, Quantitative Methods, and School Psychology. Visit the Academics page for more information regarding each area.
All applications are reviewed after the December 1 deadline. Applications received or completed after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Applications from exceptional candidates may be considered after the deadline. Applicants can monitor the application progress on the OASIS website mentioned on the Graduate School application form.
If you are interested in entering in the spring or summer semesters, please contact the Department's Graduate Admissions Office at 608/262-1427.
Applying to the Graduate School
Visit the Graduate School application section on the Application Materials page for specific details on how to process your application materials.
DO NOT send the Graduate School any paper documents (transcripts, letters, etc.).
The following is a checklist of application materials needed for applying to the Graduate School:
- Graduate School On-line Application Form
- Reference(s) Contact Information
- Graduate School Application Fee
If you are applying to the Master of Science for Professional Educators (MSPE) program, you will need to select the correct program option in the Graduate School's on-line application form. On the Application Information webpage of the form, select Educational Psychology - Prof Educator MSPE (Distance) in one of the drop down menu fields.
Applying to the Department
Visit the Department application section on Application Materials page for specific details on how to process your materials.
Place application materials in one envelope and mail to:
Department of Educational Psychology
1025 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1796
The following is a checklist of application materials needed for applying to the Department:
- Curriculum Vita (CV) or Resume
- Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores (if applicable)
- “Reasons for Graduate Study” Statement of Purpose
- School Psychology Questionnaire (if choosing this area of study)
- Transcript(s) (original)
English proficiency for Teaching Assistants
International applicants who will hold a Teaching Assistantship (TA) and whose native language is not English need to take the Test of Spoken English (TSE) prior to admission OR take the SPEAK test when arriving on campus.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fee rates are adjusted annually. For current tuition and fee information, visit the Office of the Registrar’s website. Information on projected expenses for international students can be found on the International Financial Statement form. The form is only for informational purposes – applicants are not required to fill it out for the application packet.
The department will consider all eligible applicants for fellowships and available funding. Applications received before December 1 will be guaranteed consideration for university-wide fellowships and available funding.
Several forms of funding are available to students including graduate school fellowships (see their website for more funding information), departmental teaching assistantships, research assistant positions (as project assistants or hourly workers), and special fellowships available to minority students.
There is a place on the graduate school application to indicate that you want to be considered for funding. Read the award categories carefully to ascertain your eligibility. Please note you are not required to submit funding information - it is completely optional.
For more financial assistance information, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.
Disabled students may get information about learning aids, transportation, medical attendants, parking, building access, housing, library services, etc., from the McBurney Disability Resource Center website.