Master of Educational Psychology

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the Master of Educational Psychology are detailed on the regulations button.

The Master of Educational Psychology will not be available for new admission applications from the start of 2019 as it will be replaced by the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology.

Any student who intends to apply for selection and admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (the internship) is required to have successfully completed 60 credits in approved undergraduate psychology courses, including at least 45 credits at 200 level or higher. These courses could be organisational/social psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, neuropsychology or developmental psychology.

Successful completion of the Master of Educational Psychology will not give automatic entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology.

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology is by selected entry only. To be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology, applicants will have a GPA of B+ or higher in their Master’s qualification.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Educational Psychology structure

To find out how to plan your study and/or see the courses are necessary to complete the programme, please click the regulations button. If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course Search.

To be awarded the Master of Educational Psychology, a student will complete a total of 240 credits. Students must pass 120 credits of 700 level courses before proceeding to the thesis. Entry to the thesis is dependent on the student achieving a B+ average in the first 120 credits.

Students normally enrol in the thesis Parts 1 and 2 in consecutive semesters/years.

Completion of this programme requires attendance at compulsory block workshops at the Auckland campus.

With approval, students may select approved courses up to the value of 60 credits from those courses listed in the other Masterate Schedules. This option is not available for students who have been granted an exemption for some prescribed courses as outlined in the following Concessions.

Concessions

Candidates who have completed the Massey University degree of Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Educational Psychology) or equivalent and who are eligible for admission to the Master of Educational Psychology degree shall follow an official course of study for not less than one year, consisting of at least 120 credits. For such a candidate the Course Regulations for the Master of Educational Psychology shall be deemed to apply from the date of enrolment for the postgraduate diploma. Such candidates who surrender the scroll awarded on completion of the qualifying course of study will be eligible for the award of honours in cases of sufficient merit.

Candidates who have been awarded a Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB), Resource Teacher: Literacy (RTLit) postgraduate diploma or an approved equivalent qualification from another institution and who are eligible for entry to the Master of Educational Psychology degree shall follow an approved course of study of at least 120 credits, which together with the qualifying course of study shall form a coherent programme of 240 credits, provided that a specified minimum standard of performance has been met (i.e. ‘B’ average). Candidates will not be eligible for Honours but the degree may be awarded with distinction in cases of sufficient merit.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

Majors or endorsements

The Master of Educational Psychology is awarded without a subject. In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Educational Psychology may be awarded with a class of Honours.


How much will it cost?

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To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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