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Western Connecticut State University / Department of Education and Educational Psychology is located in Danbury, CT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Special education
Master of Science (MS) Clinical mental health counseling
Master of Science (MS) Instructional technology
Master of Science (MS) School counseling
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum
Master of Science (MS) Reading
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Instructional leadership

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam MAT (if GPA is below 2.8)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Completion of program in 6 years



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 5th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline January 5th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam MAT (if GPA is below 2.8)
Master's Degree Requirements Valid teaching certificate, letters of reference
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE or MAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, three recommendations (one in a supervisory capacity in an educational setting), satisfactory interview with WCSU representatives from the Ed D Admissions Committee
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans


Focus of faculty research: Cultural diversity in teacher and counselor education programs, African-American educational leaders, urban education and equity
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 181 White Street
Danbury, CT  06810-6885
United States
Contact Dr. Catherine O'Callaghan
Phone: 203-837-3267
Fax: 203-837-8413