The mission of the Department of Educational Psychology is to prepare a diverse population of students as professional counselors, psychologists, special education specialists, and researchers for effective and innovative work in a variety of settings, including schools, agencies, hospitals, and industry.
The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) offers a number of programs leading to the M.S. in Counseling, the M.S. in Special Education, and/or related credentials. These programs train psychological specialists who desire to work as school counselors, school psychologists, or special education professionals. Other programs prepare individuals for work as counselors or psychotherapists in non-school settings where assistance with problems related to family, marriage, or personal adjustment is provided.