Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Department of Educational Psychology

Fall 2022


Q: “What are the UNL Doctoral paperwork deadlines and graduate policies?”

A: “You can find all this information at the Office of Graduate Studies website:


Q: “What is the average cost per year to attend graduate school in the Department of Educational Psychology?”

A: “This depends on if a student is from Nebraska or an out-of-state student. The fees also change annually, and some classes have specific fees to cover materials and test kits. So, the answer to this question is dependent on a lot of variables. We recommend checking out the UNL tuition page:


Q: “What assistantships are available? How many hours are required, responsibilities involved, and is there tuition credit included?

A: “This also varies year to year. Some years we have more assistantship offerings and some years we have fewer. We have .33 (13 hours per week of work) and .49 (19.6 hours per week of work) GAs available. The responsibilities vary across research, teaching, and support work. We recommend that prospective students check our EDPS webpage for assistantships that are offered:


Q: “Are fellowships available?”

A: “You can find fellowships offered by UNL’s Office of Graduate Studies here: The most prestigious graduate fellowships are the Othmer’s and Chancellor’s Fellowships.


Q: “What is your acceptance rate?”

A: “That depends on how many applications we receive per year. In August 2022, our incoming graduate student cohort was 29 MA, Ed.S., and Ph.D. students.


Q: “What application materials are required?”

A: “Each program has slightly different requirement. Please read this link for details:


Q: “Do you require the GRE?”

A: “For the 2023-2024 admission cycle, we are not requiring the GRE”