Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

MEd in Educational Psychology only Curriculum

Completion of the MEd degree program requires 30 semester hours and a portfolio. No thesis or practicum is required. Up to six semester hours of appropriate transfer credit will be considered. 

Required Courses for MEd. (12 semester hours)

  • CIEP 450: Educational Psychology
  • RMTD 400: Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • ELPS 420: Philosophy of Education
  • ELPS 410: Sociological Foundations OR
    ELPS 444: American Schooling and Social Policy OR
    ELPS 446: History of Western Education

Major Area (12 semester hours)
Students choose graduate educational psychology courses in consultation with their academic advisor.

Two Elective Courses (6 semester hours) 
Students select from courses within or outside the School of Education.

Length of the Program: Full-time students can complete the program in as little as two semesters and one intensive summer. Part-time students typically take six semester hours per semester and six semester hours in the summer, completing the program in two years and one summer. Students have five years from acceptance to complete the program.  

Technology Expectation: All students are provided Internet access to link electronically to classmates, faculty and student services. In order to use these technological resources, all students must have the computer skills necessary to support academic work (i.e., word processing, PowerPoint) and to access e-mail and the Internet.

Continuous Enrollments: Master's students in Educational Psychology are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

Comprehensive Assessment: For MEd only students, please meet with your advisor or program director for specific requirements adapted from the M.Ed./Ed.S. Handbook - Year One. The comprehensive portfolio application deadline is December 1, and the comprehensive portfolio due date is April 1.

Degree Conferral
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:

  • August 1 for December conferral
  • December 1 for May conferral
  • February 1 for August conferral

Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.