Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can email Devyn.Dougherty@unt.edu with questions about the Master of Science in Educational Psychology - Online Concentration in Gifted & Talented (GT) or to find out the status of your application.

 

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or email graduateschool@unt.edu

College of Education
Department of Educational Psychology

Phone: 940-565-3486
Fax: 940-565-2185
Email Devyn.Dougherty@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
Department of Educational Psychology
1155 Union Circle #311335
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Devyn Dougherty
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Cost

 

Tuition and Fees

You can estimate your tuition and fees by using our Tuition Calculators. For more information about tuition plan options, fees, and tuition, see Student Financial Services. Getting your Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology - Online Concentration in Gifted and Talented Education (GT) is not only convenient, but it’s also affordable.

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 22 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Online Master of Science in Educational Psychology - Concentration in Gifted and Talented Faculty:

Courses

 

The "Executive Summer-to-Summer" program consists of 33 hours, all of which are available online.  Courses begin in May (other start dates are also possible) and include rotations of consecutive 3-week, 5-week, and 8-week courses.  The flexibility of this program makes it ideal for the classroom teacher.  The gifted and talented certificate may be earned concurrently with the master's degree in Educational Psychology or as a certificate-only option if the candidate already has a master's degree. 

 

Student

NOTE: Background courses may be required if your undergraduate degree did not prepare you for current master level courses. Background courses are assessed on an as-needed basis after evaluation of undergraduate transcripts.

Courses Included (27 hours + 6 hours of electives = 33 total hours)

EPSY 5105 (3 hours) Nature and Needs of the Gifted and Talented Student
EPSY 5110 (3 hours) Social and Emotional Components of Giftedness
EPSY 5120 (3 hours) Program Planning for the Education of G&T Students
EPSY 5123 (3 hours) Human Development Across the Lifespan
EPSY 5130 (3 hours) Methods and Curriculum for Teaching Gifted and Talented Students
EPSY 5210 (3 hours) Educational Statistics
EPSY 5000 (3 hours) Introduction to Educational Psychology
EPSY 5050 (3 hours) Foundations of Educational Research Methodology
EPSY 5990 (3 hours) Supervised Research or Program Evaluation
 

SCHEDULE

Maymester (3-week session) (3 total hours)
EPSY 5000 (3 hours) Introduction to Educational Psychology

1st Summer (5-week sessions) (9 total hours)
EPSY 5050 (3 hours) Foundations of Educational Research Methodology
EPSY (3 hours) Elective
EPSY 5210 (3 hours) Educational Statistics

Fall (8-week sessions) (9 total hours)
EPSY 5105 (3 hours) Nature and Needs of the Gifted and Talented Student
EPSY 5120 (3 hours) Program Planning for the Education of G&T Students
EPSY 5123 (3 hours) Human Development Across the Lifespan

Spring (8-week sessions) (6 total hours)
EPSY 5110 (3 hours) Social and Emotional Components of Giftedness
EPSY 5130 (3 hours) Methods and Curriculum for Teaching Gifted and Talented Students

2nd Summer (6 total hours)
EPSY (3 hours) Elective
EPSY 5990 (3 hours) Supervised Research or Program Evaluation

 

In order to qualify, students must (1) fulfill all university and departmental admissions procedures, and (2) maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 during each semester.

Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can contact either  the Program Advisor, Dr. Darrell M. Hull at Darrell.Hull@unt.edu (940) 369-8565 or Coordinator of Graduate Admissions, Devyn Doughertyat (940) 565-3486 or emaiDevyn.Dougherty@unt.edu with questions about the Master of Science in Educational Psychology - Online Concentration in Research & Evaluation or to find out the status of your application.

 

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or email graduateschool@unt.edu

College of Education
Department of Educational Psychology

Phone: 940-565-3486
Fax: 940-565-2185
Email Devyn.Dougherty@unt.edu
Program Advisor, Dr. Darrell M. Hull at Darrell.Hull@unt.edu (940) 369-8565

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
Department of Educational Psychology
1155 Union Circle #311335
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Dr. Darrell M. Hull
Program Advisor
Darrell.Hull@unt.edu 
(940) 369-8565

Devyn Dougherty
aduate Admissions Coordinator

Cost

 

Tuition and Fees

You can estimate your tuition and fees by using our Tuition Calculators. For more information about tuition plan options, fees, and tuition, see Student Financial Services. Getting your Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology - Online Concentration in Research & Evaluation (R&E) is not only convenient, but it’s also affordable.

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 22 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Master of Science in Educational Psychology - Online Concentration in Research & Evaluation Faculty:

Courses

 

The Master's Degree in Educational Psychology, Concentration in a Research & Evaluation provides education professionals with broad exposure to skills necessary for administrative management positions in educational organizations (schools, districts, colleges, and non-profit organizations).  This knowledge is essential for examining successful programs and interventions, and identifying areas for growth and development.  It provides you the opportunity to gain the broader, more general perspective necessary for promotion to administrative positions or advanced study in education. The M.Ed. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Research and Evaluation consists of:

 

Conferences COE

NOTE: Background courses may be required if your undergraduate degree did not prepare you for current master level courses. Background courses are assessed on an as needed basis after evaluation of undergraduate transcripts.

Courses Included (33 hours)

EPSY 5000 (3 hours) Introduction to Educational Psychology
EPSY 5210 (3 hours) Statistics for Educational Research
EPSY 5050 (3 hours) Educational Research and Evaluation
EPSY 6010 (3 hours) Statistics for Educational Research
EPSY 6120 (3 hours) Foundations of Program Evaluation
EPSY 5240 (3 hours) Survey Research Methods in Education
EPSY 5250 (3 hours) Grant Proposal Writing Skills
EPSY 5990 (3 hours) Supervised Research or Program Evaluation

And Two Electives in Research and Evaluation Methodology

SCHEDULE

1st Summer (3 sessions) (12 hours)
EPSY 5000 (3 hours) Introduction to Educational Psychology
EPSY 5210 (3 hours) Statistics for Educational Research
EPSY 5050 (3 hours) Educational Research and Evaluation
EPSY 6010 (3 hours) Statistics for Educational Research

Fall (6 hours)
EPSY 5350 (3 hours) Foundations of Psychoeducational Measurement
Elective in Research and Evaluation Methodology

Spring (6 hours)
EPSY 5250 (3 hours) Grant Proposal Writing Skills
EPSY 6120 (3 hours) Foundations of Program Evaluation
 

2nd Summer (9 hours)
EPSY 5240 (3 hours) Survey Research Methods in Education
EPSY 5990 (3 hours) Supervised Research or Program Evaluation
Elective in Research and Evaluation Methodology

In order to qualify, students must (1) fulfill all university and departmental admissions procedures, and (2) maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 during each semester.

How to Apply

 

1. Apply to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.

Students at Matthews Hall
  • You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before enrolling in the accelerated online program.
    • Submit your application at applytexas.org and choose the "Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology - Online Concentration in Research & Evaluation (R&E)" in the degree plan list. Make sure you confirm that you are applying for the Online Program when prompted.  Details on their requirements and applications deadlines can be viewed at http://tsgs.unt.edu/admissions/programs.  Requirements for international applicants can be viewed at http://admissions.unt.edu/international, including information on meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement.  The Department encourages students to apply well in advance of the posted deadlines.  All departmental application materials, including official GRE scores, must be received within two months of the submitted online application.
    • Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through applytexas.org.
    • Request an official transcript of your records from each college or university that you have attended (official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken, including an undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in an allied field) and have them sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. Submit documents to:
      • University of North Texas
        Toulouse Graduate School
        1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
        1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 354 (UPS/FedEx)
        Denton, TX 76203
        Email: GradAdmission@unt.edu
        Phone: 940.565.2383
        Fax: 940.565.2414
  • Admission of International Students

    • Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply through the UNT International Admissions Office, in addition to the Toulouse Graduate School and College of Health and Public Service. An international applicant's bachelor's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree.  International students ONLY: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)--a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required.
    • Click here for the International Graduate Student Admissions Checklist  

2. Apply to the UNT Department of Educational Psychology (College of Education).

  • Submission of official GRE scores is required: verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections. The department views high GRE scores as positive indicators of potential success in the programs, within a competitive holistic framework for evaluating the applicants. Applicants are encouraged to aim for at least the 50th percentile in all three sections. GRE scores must be sent electronically from ETS, institutional code= 6481. Applicants must submit scores that are less than five years old, with exceptions for those that have a completed Master’s degree from UNT. Resources can be found at www.ets.org, as well as study materials in most bookstores. Current UNT students can also participate in exam preparation workshops through the Learning Center.
  • At least two written letters of recommendation for Masters applicants, and at least three for Doctoral applicants. These letters must be specifically written for the current application, signed by the reference, and printed on his/her official letterhead. Academic references are strongly preferred (at least one is required), and should be in an appropriate position to make academic recommendations (current or former advisor or professor; school administrator). Professionally applicable sources are accepted, but not preferred.  Personal references are not accepted.  Letters must address potential as a graduate student; include references to how the applicant will benefit from the graduate program in future professional roles; provide evidence of the applicant’s reading, critical thinking, writing and mathematical skills; and attest to applicant’s professional and academic skills.
  • Professional resume that delineates previous work, educational experiences, membership and involvement in professional organizations, and scholarly activities. Resume should support potential for strong performance as a graduate student.
  • A personal statement (1-3 pages) is required.  It must explicitly include your goals and rationale for applying to the desired concentration and degree at EPSY-UNT. In this statement, you may include a brief description of your career experiences (teaching, working with special populations, etc.), and explain how they are linked to your educational aspirations. Also, if you have any research and/or evaluation experiences summarize and relate to your degree and concentration. Your personal statement should be well-articulated and demonstrate  professional writing quality (formal; accurate grammar and spellings).
  • All departmental application materials, including official GRE scores, must be received within two months of the submitted online application.

All departmental admission decisions are based on a holistic review of the applicant's submitted materials, including GPA, GRE scores, etc.  Applicants that are strong in all areas will have first priority for admission

Please send all departmental materials and application inquiries to:

Devyn Dougherty
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
University of North Texas
Department of Educational Psychology
1155 Union Circle #311335
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: Devyn.Dougherty@unt.edu

Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology - Online Concentration in Research & Evaluation (R&E)

More Information

3. Check Status Online.

  • There are two ways to check your application status:
  • To check if your transcripts have been submitted: The Toulouse Graduate School will send you an email and pin number to check online at my.unt.edu. You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.
  • To check if your supporting documents (essay, resume, letters of recommendation) have been submitted:
    Email your full name and UNT Student ID to Devyn.Dougherty@unt.edu. Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.

How to Apply

 

1. Apply to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.

Students at Matthews Hall
  • You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before enrolling in the accelerated online program.
    • Submit your application at applytexas.org and choose the "Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology - Online Concentration in Gifted and Talented Education (GT)" in the degree plan list. Make sure you confirm that you are applying for the Online Program when prompted.  Details on their requirements and applications deadlines can be viewed at http://tsgs.unt.edu/admissions/programs.  Requirements for international applicants can be viewed at http://admissions.unt.edu/international​, including information on meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement.  The Department encourages students to apply well in advance of the posted deadlines.  All departmental application materials, including official GRE scores, must be received within two months of the submitted online application.
    • Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through applytexas.org.
    • Request an official transcript of your records from each college or university that you have attended (official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken, including an undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in an allied field) and have them sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. Submit documents to:
      • University of North Texas
        Toulouse Graduate School
        1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
        1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 354 (UPS/FedEx)
        Denton, TX 76203
        Email: GradAdmission@unt.edu
        Phone: 940.565.2383
        Fax: 940.565.2414
         
  • Admission of International Students

    • Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply through the UNT International Admissions Office, in addition to the Toulouse Graduate School and College of Health and Public Service. An international applicant's bachelor's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree.  International students ONLY: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)--a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required.
    • Click here for the International Graduate Student Admissions Checklist  

2. Apply to the UNT Department of Educational Psychology (College of Education).

  • Submission of official GRE scores is required: verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections. The department views high GRE scores as positive indicators of potential success in the programs, within a competitive holistic framework for evaluating the applicants. Applicants are encouraged to aim for at least the 50th percentile in all three sections. GRE scores must be sent electronically from ETS, institutional code= 6481. Applicants must submit scores that are less than five years old, with exceptions for those that have a completed Master’s degree from UNT. Resources can be found at www.ets.org, as well as study materials in most bookstores. Current UNT students can also participate in exam preparation workshops through the Learning Center.
  • At least two written letters of recommendation for Masters applicants, and at least three for Doctoral applicants. These letters must be specifically written for the current application, signed by the reference, and printed on his/her official letterhead. Academic references are strongly preferred (at least one is required), and should be in an appropriate position to make academic recommendations (current or former advisor or professor; school administrator). Professionally applicable sources are accepted, but not preferred.  Personal references are not accepted.  Letters must address potential as a graduate student; include references to how the applicant will benefit from the graduate program in future professional roles; provide evidence of the applicant’s reading, critical thinking, writing and mathematical skills; and attest to applicant’s professional and academic skills.
  • Professional resume that delineates previous work, educational experiences, membership and involvement in professional organizations, and scholarly activities. Resume should support potential for strong performance as a graduate student.
  • A personal statement (1-3 pages) is required.  It must explicitly include your goals and rationale for applying to the desired concentration and degree at EPSY-UNT. In this statement, you may include a brief description of your career experiences (teaching, working with special populations, etc.), and explain how they are linked to your educational aspirations. Also, if you have any research and/or evaluation experiences summarize and relate to your degree and concentration. Your personal statement should be well-articulated and demonstrate  professional writing quality (formal; accurate grammar and spellings).
  • All departmental application materials, including official GRE scores, must be received within two months of the submitted online application.

All departmental admission decisions are based on a holistic review of the applicant's submitted materials, including GPA, GRE scores, etc.  Applicants that are strong in all areas will have first priority for admission

Please send all departmental materials and application inquiries to:

Devyn Dougherty
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
University of North Texas
Department of Educational Psychology
1155 Union Circle #311335
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: Devyn.Dougherty@unt.edu

Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology - Concentration in Gifted and Talented Education (GT)

More Information

3. Check Status Online.

  • There are two ways to check your application status:
  • To check if your transcripts have been submitted: The Toulouse Graduate School will send you an email and pin number to check online at my.unt.edu. You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.
  • To check if your supporting documents (essay, resume, letters of recommendation) have been submitted:
    Email your full name and UNT Student ID to Devyn.Dougherty@unt.edu. Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.

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