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Educational Psychology
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

Special Education
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-626-0367
Fax: 612-624-8241

Master of arts (M.A.) in special education

eight students

The master of arts in educational psychology (special education) degree leads primarily to careers in research and future studies leading to the doctor of philosophy   Teaching licensure may be incorporated into your M.A. program.


Admission to the program

Choosing a specialization

Specializations are available within special education. We recommend that you choose a specialization based on the faculty member whose research is most interesting to you. Please take some time to examine faculty research projects. We encourage you to contact the appropriate faculty member for more information regarding your research interests.

Degree requirements

10 credits in educational psychology core courses

4 credits in special education foundations

6 credits in a related field or minor

Thesis or project/paper credits

Plan A option (thesis)

Plan B option (project or paper)

Language requirements


Final exam or project

The final exam is oral

Course Descriptions

Minor requirements for students majoring in other fields

A master's minor requires at least 6 credits of graduate-level EPSY courses.

Graduate program support for students of culturally diverse backgrounds

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