The Online Master of Science in Educational Psychology is appropriate for students seeking the core knowledge, research tools, and educational experiences necessary to succeed in various educational settings. The program is appropriate for elementary, secondary, and special education teachers who wish to enhance classroom skills; students interested in pursuing advanced studies in educational psychology; students interested in obtaining a specialist degree in school psychology; as well as students who plan to apply their skills in government or business settings.
This program was designed with the busy professional in mind. Offered totally online, it is particularly well-suited for students who are interested in online learning. The core degree requirements provide a solid foundation in educational research, cognition, and development. Students select specialty courses to complete the program. A student could, for example, elect to focus on how online learning environments are affecting educational and training landscapes or how to develop materials and learning environments for education or training.
A minimum of 34 credits is required for the degree. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.00 or better in the program and a grade of B or better in core course work. The culminating experience for the Online Master of Science degree is a written comprehensive examination or thesis.
All courses in this program are offered online via Web Campus, a course management program. A computer, high-speed internet access, and a password are all you need to access course materials, submit assignments, and take tests. Web Campus has networking features including a discussion board, email system, and chat capabilities for communicating with the professor and other students. Professors are available online so that questions and concerns can be addressed in a timely fashion.
A complete listing of the course requirements is available in the UNLV Graduate Catalog.
Specific instructions are included in the application materials. Admission applications are reviewed in the spring semester. Applications must be received by March 15.
Defense of Master's Thesis or Internship with a written comprehensive examination or professional paper (6 credits).