The application process for admission into the MA in Educational Psychology degree program requires the submission of all materials that will enable the School Psychology Admissions Committee to verify the applicant's academic qualifications to enroll in a graduate professional school. Because the admissions procedure also takes into consideration the qualities essential to becoming an effective educational and mental health professional, material is also required to which will help to determine the individual's personal integrity, maturity, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate.
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- A grade point average (GPA) as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
- 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work).
- Applicants with grade point averages lower than the stated program minimums may be considered for admission with significant evidence of academic and professional potential demonstrated by the career and/or professional accomplishments indicated in the statement of academic and professional goals, the career summary, and academic or professional letters of recommendation. Such Admission must be recommended by the Admissions Committee and department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student's academic file.
- A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
- Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee .
- Evidence of Criminal Background check.*
All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
- Completed Application for Admission Form.
- Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession.
- Current résumé (or career summary).
- Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms.
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended.
*Students at Argosy University, Phoenix are required to present a photocopy of valid Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (plastic) issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Only the MAED in Educational Administration, the EdS in Initial Educational Administration, the EdD in Initial Educational Administration, the EdS in Advanced Educational Administration, and the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school administration licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.
This program DOES NOT lead to teacher, counselor, psychologist, or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any state in the United States. This program is designed to provide a foundation in educational psychology and is meant for those who are interested in pursuing these degrees for reasons other than obtaining teacher, counselor, psychologist or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement. Additionally, the credits earned through participating in this program offered by Argosy University is unlikely to be transferable to any other similar program that is approved for teacher, counselor, psychologist, or administrator certification, licensure or endorsement in any State.
Only the MA in School Psychology , EdS in School Psychology, and the PsyD in School Psychology are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school psychology licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.
The programs offered through Argosy University Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States regardless of the State in which the student resides.