Master of Education (M. Ed.) Educational Psychology

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The Department of Educational Psychology offers this degree program.

Is this program for me?

The Master's of Education in Educational Psychology provides training that encourages students to deepen their knowledge within such areas as:

  • Cognitive, social and emotional development
  • Learning, motivation, exceptionality or disabilities
  • Psychological and educational measurement
  • Research methodology

All students participate in a community of scholars and are immersed in the ongoing process of generating and applying new knowledge regarding the educational enterprise. In this program, active participation in a dynamic community of research and scholarship is intended to ensure that graduate students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to assume leadership roles in education and research.

It will typically take 2 to 3 years to complete the degree if students are enrolled full-time (9 hours per semester).

What will I learn?

Through Educational Psychology program coursework, specialized electives, and a Comprehensive Exam or Master’s Thesis, graduates will obtain the following skills:

  • Scholarly research writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Evaluation skills

Students will have the opportunity to further develop their research skills by opting for the master’s thesis option.

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, approved degree plan. Following is the most current sample degree plan for the M.Ed. in Educational Psychology.

What can I do with my degree?

The Educational Psychology Master’s Program is designed to prepare skilled professionals to serve in diverse educational settings including:

  • Academe
  • Public and private Early Childhood-12th grade school settings
  • Educational agencies
  • Foundations
  • Public and private research organizations

A master’s degree in Educational Psychology prepares professionals for various careers such as:

  • Measurement or Evaluation Specialist or Researcher
  • Early Childhood - 12th Grade Teachers
  • Academic Support Careers
  • Preparation for Doctoral Programs


To apply for this program, please see the Graduate Application Checklist

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