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MS in Educational Psychology

Students interested in studying the learning processes of the intellectually gifted, the learning disabled, and everyone in between might wish to pursue a career in educational psychology. Students can get started by enrolling in a program such as Kaplan University's Master of Science in Educational Psychology. Read on for further information.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Educational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Education psychology explores the ways in which people learn the various factors that can affect the learning process. As a student of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Education Psychology program, individuals receive instruction in the creation and implementation of effective education curricula. While this educational psychology program is not clinical in nature and does not culminate in licensure, it offers instruction by performing student assessments and creating positive classroom environments that are conducive to learning. Potential students of the Master of Science in Educational Psychology program may choose to pursue this master's degree whether they are just beginning a career in educational psychology, or if they already work in the field and want more advanced training. By combining educational and psychological learning theories, students could prepare to research, assess, and develop innovative curricula or instruction. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have earned at least a bachelor's degree and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

52 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Educational Psychology:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements

  • ED 503: Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • ED 533: Perspectives on Diversity (4 credits)
  • HE 559: Quantitative Methods and Instruments for Assessment (5 credits)
  • IX 540: Research Methods for Education and Instructional Technology (5 credits)
  • PS 506: Life Span Development (5 credits)
  • PS 515: Learning and Behavior (5 credits)
  • PS 520: Neuropsychology (5 credits)
  • PS 530: Cognitive Psychology (5 credits)

General Education Psychology Specialization Courses

  • ED 553: History and Philosophy of Education (4 credits)
  • ED 555: Learning Theories (5 credits)
  • PS 505: Testing, Measurement, and Assessment (5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths

Graduates of the Master of Science in Educational Psychology program have the opportunities to pursue careers in the field. Possible employment options include graduation include:

  • Teacher
  • Program evaluator
  • Operations research analyst
  • Educational administrator

Advanced Degrees

After earning the Master of Science in Educational Psychology degree at Kaplan University, graduates could further their education and pursue a doctorate degree program. A doctorate program could be useful for positions in government, academia, or research.

To further develop skills and enhance knowledge, graduates could pursue a PhD in Educational Psychology with concentrations in:

  • Learning, Development, and Instruction
  • School Psychology
  • Educational Policy Analysis