Ranked as a top 20 Educational Psychology degree program nationally, our Learning and Cognition program offers students and professionals an advanced understanding of cognition, learning, and developmental theories. Our students come from many backgrounds to apply Learning and Cognition in research, classroom, government, or organizational settings. As you progress through our educational psychology degree program, you will enjoy a highly individualized experience. You can also select the training that meets your needs, adding flexibility and customization to our educational psychology degree program.
Our program provides an excellent grounding in research. Furthermore, you’ll develop close working relationships with nationally and internationally recognized faculty. Faculty members work on important research and regularly involve students. Learn more about current research conducted by our Learning and Cognition faculty members:
We offer educational psychology degrees at the master’s (online and on-campus) and doctoral levels.
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
Note: The GRE requirement will be waived for outstanding applicants to the master’s program (non-thesis track) who meet ONE of the following criteria:
TOEFL (paper-based) – 575
TOEFL (internet-based) – 90
IELTS – 6.5
MELAB – 80
If you have received a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from a U.S. institution or other institution where English is the required language of instruction, this test requirement may be waived.
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.