Educational Psychology


Program Overview

How do humans learn? What motivates us to acquire knowledge? And how do we become more successful learners? In Hunter’s Educational Psychology concentrations, students explore the most current, research-based answers to these questions through a challenging curriculum. The General Educational Psychology concentration offers scholarly training in theories of learning and human development. The Assessment, Research, and Evaluation concentration prepares students to evaluate, assess, and measure educational programs. Guided by excellent faculty, students engage in rigorous coursework, research opportunities, and internships. They learn how to synthesize qualitative and quantitative approaches to data analysis, hone academic writing skills, and work with diverse populations across settings. Whether your final goal is to pursue a doctorate, work in an education setting, or find employment in the private sector, our Educational Psychology programs provide key research and evaluation skills.


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This program does not lead to New York State (NYS) teacher certification or licensure.

Eligibility and Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.8
  • Students who do not meet the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement may submit scores on the general aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to serve as evidence of their ability to complete graduate-level work
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An on-site interview may be required

To Apply

Applications are accepted each Fall semester.

To start your application, visit the Hunter College Online Application.

When applying to this program, under Program of Study, select School of Education – Other Programs and Educational Psychology.

Application Deadlines

Fall Start

  • March 15 (Priority Deadline)
  • May 1 (Extended Deadline)

Visit How to Apply for information about deadline extensions.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

Program Leader

Sarah M. Bonner

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