Ranked as one of the top 20 Educational Psychology graduate programs in the country, Florida State’s Learning and Cognition program is designed for students and professionals interested in the application of cognition, learning, and developmental theories. Our students come from many backgrounds to apply Learning and Cognition in research, classroom, government, or organizational settings. You will find that our program is highly individualized, providing the flexibility to select the training that meets their needs. Our program provides an excellent grounding in research and our students have close working relationships with faculty who are nationally and internationally known for their research expertise. We offer degrees in this program at the master’s (online and on-campus) and doctoral levels. Read more about the research and teaching interests of the four Learning & Cognition faculty members by clicking on their names below:
In order to meet minimum program admission requirements, an applicant must have:
Verbal – 50th percentile (with preference given to those at 75th percentile or above)
Quantitative – 20th percentile (with preference given to those at 35th percentile or above)
Analytical – 3.5
TOEFL (paper-based) – 575
TOEFL (internet-based) – 90
IELTS – 6.5
MELAB – 80
Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400
For this program, the following supporting documents must be uploaded to the Admissions Application Portal:
Priority Application Submission Deadlines
We strongly recommend that PhD applicants complete their applications early (by Dec 15) to be considered for fellowships beginning in the following Fall semester.
Final Application Submission Deadlines
These are the final University deadlines by which all application materials must be received for applications to be reviewed.
An important focus of our educational psychology program is on developing the reflective researcher and practitioner- someone who critically assesses their own practices by acquiring the knowledge of how to study learning and behavior systematically.
The master’s degree is designed for students and professionals interested in learning, cognition, development and group processes in a variety of contexts, such as the classroom at any level, government, private enterprise, nonprofits, and other organizational settings. For example, you may be a teacher, a supervisor concerned with adult learning processes to develop employees who are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century workplace, or a professional who develops training seminars.
Students who complete their doctorates in our program become university faculty or independent researchers in government or private industry settings.