Our educational psychology and quantitative methods program focuses on preparing you, as a researcher, to address problems in diverse educational settings, with the ultimate goal of improving teaching and learning, classroom and school organization, inequities in opportunities to learn, the assessment of educational outcomes, and a range of other pressing educational issues. Educational psychologists have a common philosophy that we learn about educational processes, and ultimately improve them through the collection and study of empirical research data. Our program includes the study of human development, cognition and motivational processes.
The features of our program include:
|Academic credential granted||Master of Arts (MA)|
|Credits required for completion||34|
|Time to completion||3 to 4 full-time semesters|
|Course delivery||On campus or online|
|Experiential contact hours||N/A|
|Application deadline||Priority Deadlines |
Fall: April 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling
CEP 500 Fundamentals of Educational Research
CEP 510 Psychometric Theory in Education
CEP 523 Statistical Methods: Inference II (prerequisite: CEP 522 or equivalent)
CEP 541 Human Growth and Development
CEP 560 Psychology of Learning and Instruction
CEP 506 Introduction to Educational Technology
CEP 564 Cognitive Psychology
CEP 512 Topical Seminar in Research Methods: Survival Analysis
CEP 524 Experimental Design
CEP 525 Applied Multivariate Analysis
CEP 526 Structural Equation Modeling
CEP 527 Analysis of Large-Scale Data Bases
CEP 528 Hierarchical Linear Modeling: Multilevel and Longitudinal Data Analysis
CEP 529 Applied Regression Analysis
CEP 530 Introduction to Meta-analysis
APY 554 Applied Cultural Analysis
ELP 593 Research Methods in the Sociology of Education
LAI 625 Discourse Analysis Research
LAI 626 Advanced Qualitative Research in Field Methods
LAI 669 Qualitative Techniques in Educational Research
NUS 697 Advanced Qualitative Methods
PD 561 Methods of Community Analysis and Management (Department of Urban and Regional Planning)
CEP 533 Topical Seminar
ELP 566 Comparative and Global Studies in Education
ELP 585 Sociological Bases of Education
ELP 592 American Education for International Students
CEP 701 Individual Guidance Thesis or Project
In an effort to make the application process more equitable, the GRE/MAT is no longer required for admissions consideration for those applying to this program through the fall 2023 semester. If you still plan to take the GRE/MAT exam, you can send your scores through the testing agency, and they will automatically be added to your application; however, they are not required for admission consideration to this program.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
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Admission Decision: The admission decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
In order to qualify for the in-state residency tuition rate, you are required to provide residency documentation indicating you have lived in New York State (NYS) 12 months prior to your semester start date.
If accepted, you will need to upload 3 documents to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. See Required Documents for Residency Application for more information.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.
If you are currently unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL tests because they are canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.
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