The Degree of Master of Arts in Psychology- Educational Psychology

The mission of the M.A. in Psychology- Educational Psychology is to prepare students for post graduate work. The program aims to apply psychological principles to the teaching/learning process. It also prepares graduates to analyze psychological effects of methods, resources, organization and non-school experience on the educational process.

Program Educational Objectives
The program will prepare students to:

  1. Pursue higher studies towards a doctoral degree
  2. Carry out research in educational psychology to further their professional career
  3. Pursue a career in institutions that deal with educational psychology
  4. Further develop their professional status through the use of their learned skills in analytical and creative thinking, research, and the use of technology -based assessment.
  5. Contribute to promoting educational psychology practices and strategies in their respective institutions

- Master's degree in Educational Psychology: A program that focuses on the application of psychology to the study of the behavior of individuals in the roles of teacher and learner, the nature and effects of learning environments, and the psychological effects of methods, resources, organization and non-school experience on the educational process. It includes instruction in learning theory, human growth and development, research methods, and psychological evaluation.

- Students accepted in the program must fulfill the 36 credit-hours required or the 30 credit-hours course work in addition to a 6 credit-hours thesis.  The GPA must not be less than a “B” grade or 3.00/4.00.  Students, in case of failure in one of the courses, are given one chance to repeat the course work.  A second failure will result in the expulsion of the student from the program.  Following registration a three years time limit is given to the students to complete his/her degree.  Students are not allowed to repeat more than two courses.

Admission Requirements
The minimum requirements for admission to the M.A. program in Educational Psychology are:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or its equivalent from an accredited university; a Bachelor degree in any other major will be evaluated separately;
  2. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of a minimum GPA 2.75, provided students satisfy the general admission requirements for graduate studies at  NDU;
  3. A personal statement of background, goals and values;
  4. Three professional recommendations from instructors of the student’s B.A. program;
  5. A personal interview at the discretion of the department.

Transfer
Credits from accredited universities can be transferable according to the following conditions:

  • Acceptance by the Admission Office at NDU;
  • Any course  with a a grade  below 80, i.e. “B” is not transferable.  This is in line with   the NDU grading policy;
  • Only nine credit-hours are granted to the new student provided that the transferable course/s is/are transferred from an accredited university and correspond/s to the NDU course requirements.

Degree Requirements (36 credits)

Core Courses (9 cr.)

PSL 601, PSL 602, PSL 609
Track Option (6 cr.)
  • Research Track
    PSL 699 Thesis (6 cr.)

OR

  • Applied Track (6 cr.)
    PSL 692 Practicum II- Educational (3 cr.)
    PSL 695 Practicum III- Educational (3 cr.)
Major Requirements (18 cr.)

PSL 610, PSL 622, PSL 631, PSL 642, PSL 662, PSL 682

Elective (3 cr.)