Combined B.S. and Masters Program

Bachelors of Science: Family Science (128 credit hours) and Master of Education in Educational Psychology

Emphasis: Development, Learning, and Family Science (30 credit hours)

Program Description 

The five-year, combined degree program combines course work from the Bachelor of Science in Family Science (B.S.) with the terminal Masters of Education in Educational Psychology option in Human Development, Learning, and Family Science (M.Ed.).

  • This combined program thus allows for the completion of both programs, what would typically take about six years of study, into five or fewer years.
  • 9 hours typically, and up to 12 of 500/600 level courses can be double counted toward the B.S. and M.Ed.

Undergraduates must be Family Science majors.

Provision Admission

Students may declare their interest in the combined program any time during their academic careers at Miami.

Full Admission
  • To ensure timely completion of the program, candidates should apply for full admission by the end of the first semester-junior year. Students in their senior year may also apply.
  • Candidates may officially apply for full admission upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and having a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater (for students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, the GRE requirement will be waived).
  • Candidates must maintain an overall and cumulative GPA in Family Science of 3.25 in order to advance to the fifth (graduate) academic year.
Application Process

First, you must apply to Miami University’s Graduate School. All application materials will be uploaded via your application portal.

  • Official transcripts (or copies of unofficial of undergraduate and graduate) from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Be sure to indicate on the online application that you check combined program.
  • Three professional letters of reference from faculty or other persons who can provide information about your potential for graduate study and your interpersonal skills.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score (see full admission). Registration information for the exam is at Please request that your scores be sent directly to Miami University (code R1463) and indicate School Psychology as the department code name. Only the General test is required, not the Subject test.
  • An essay stating your reasons for pursuing the degree. Please tell us about your goals and why you are seeking admission to Miami’s program. The essay should be a minimum of 500 words.

If you experience difficulty with uploading documents or for more information contact Jennifer Turner, Administrative Assistant; you may also feel free to contact Dr. Katherine Kuvalanka or Dr. Joseph Schroer.

Deadlines and Selection Process

Completed applications should be received by October 1st for fall spring admission or March 1st for fall admission. Admitted students will be assigned a graduate faculty advisor within the EDP department. In order to facilitate admission, you should submit all application materials prior to the deadline. You may check with Jennifer Turner at any time concerning missing items or the status of your application. Notification of acceptance is usually within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline.

Assistantships are not regularly available to students pursuing the master’s degree in this combined degree program. Part-time students will not be accepted to this program. Regular time-limits for completing the master’s degree apply to students in a combined program.