Educational Psychology (MA)


Welcome to the Educational Psychology (MA) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the program from acceptance to graduation.

This 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.

Academic Plan


Total Credits

Earn at least 31 credits


Newly Accepted Students

Fingerprint Clearance Requirements

All students need to be fingerprinted so that they are cleared to work with children in various settings including New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) public schools, charter networks, and other organizations. Visit the Fingerprinting page for requirements and procedures.

Program Sequences

Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Educational Psychology (MA) program do not participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork) or supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum).

However, some electives will include fieldwork as part of the course requirements. Consult the course catalog for complete information.


For elective courses requiring less than 10 hours of fieldwork, students should consult with their course instructor for placement procedures after attending class.

Certification and Licensure

This program leads to New York State certification or licensure. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for information and support.


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

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