Application Requirements for PhD, MS Research, and EdS Programs
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If you have questions while completing the admissions process, please contact Educational Psychology’s Graduate Admission Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: December 1
Admissions: Fall term
School Psychology MS Educational Specialists (EdS) applicants, please find all application requirements here.
PhD, MS Research, and EdS applicants are required to upload the following items to the online application.
1.) Statement of Purpose
This statement is essential for faculty to gain insight into your academic, research, and career goals. Your statement should include:
- A detailed description of the topics and academic areas you wish to study.
- Outline any specific research questions you have or lines of research you wish to pursue.
- Which area of the department you wish to study – Human Development, Learning Sciences, Quantitative Methods, or School Psychology.
- Indicate which faculty member(s) you want as your program area advisor.
Please see more information below from the UW-Madison Graduate School on writing your Statement of Purpose.
2.) Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
Include a comprehensive listing of academic awards, teaching, or research experience.
3.) Supplemental Application
All applicants must complete a Supplemental Application included in the online Grad School application. You will be required to choose the area of the department you wish to study in (Human Development, Learning Sciences, Quantitative Methods, or School Psychology) and are strongly urged to identify a faculty member(s) who you want to be your faculty advisor.
All School Psychology area applicants must complete the questionnaire for individuals who will participate in student teaching or intern/practica programs.
4.) Letters of Recommendation
We require recommendations from three qualified candidates to evaluate the applicant’s academic and professional competence. Please see the online application for instructions on how to have letters of recommendation submitted electronically. If a recommender is unable to submit their letter electronically, they may send it directly to email@example.com.
5.) Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
For individuals entering the program in Fall, 2022, the GRE will be optional. However, the GRE may be required in future years.
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts are required for admission. After you are recommended for admission by the department, the Graduate School will contact you with instructions on how to submit your official transcript(s).
Additional Educational Psychology MS Programs
Master of Science for Professional Educators Program (MSPE)
Rolling admissions. May 1st application deadline. June start date.
Learning Analytics Master's Program (LAMP)
Rolling admissions. May 15th application deadline. June start date.