Master of Arts in Educational Psychology Overview
Prof. Peggy P. Chen
The mission of the Hunter College Educational Psychology Program is to advance understanding and generate knowledge of human learning, development, and motivation, and to develop a solid foundation of research, measurement, assessment, program evaluation, and applied statistics in educational settings and related fields.
The Educational Psychology program at Hunter offers two concentrations of study: (1) General Educational Psychology; and (2) Assessment, Research, and Evaluation. This 32-credit Program is designed for students with no prior experience in education as well as those who have a background in education and want to expand their skills and knowledge. All students will engage in analytical and scholarly approaches to assessing theoretical perspectives, research, and practice within and across disciplines.
The program is appropriate for students with diverse goals. Students in this program may use the degree as a bridge to a doctoral program in Educational Psychology or a related discipline. Alternatively, students may prepare for professional careers in program evaluation; institutional research; assessment, measurement and testing; and instruction and curriculum development in public and private institutions. The skills and knowledge base acquired in the program can be used in schools, education-related and government agencies, and business and health-related settings.