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MS - Educational Psychology

Capella University's Master of Science in Educational Psychology program gives students the opportunity to learn about lifespan development and learning theory. Read more about the Master of Science in Educational Psychology program at Capella here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Educational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Capella University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students considering admission to the Master of Science in Educational Psychology program at Capella University should have an interest in research, learning, motivation, assessment, and human development. Applicants to Capella University's master's degree programs should possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology program is designed to introduce students to the psychological research framework behind theories of learning and motivation. The curriculum emphasizes research methods, quantitative analysis, and measurements. Students' coursework also includes a discussion of multicultural issues in psychology, learning theories, lifespan development, and program evaluation. This program requires a five-chapter research proposal demonstrating the skills gained within the program.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

50 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students may be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella's University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Educational Psychology:

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology program includes ten courses; four core courses and six specialization courses. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before in enrolling in a program. Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change.

Psychology Core Courses (20 Credits)

  • Foundations of Theory and Practice for Master's Psychology Learners
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Survey of Research Methods
  • Quantitative Design and Analysis

Psychology Specialization Courses (30 Credits)

  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Learning Theories in Psychology
  • Ethics and Multicultural Issue in Psychology
  • Program Evaluation
  • Integrative Project for Master's Degree in Psychology

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the educational psychology master's degree program and wish to continue their education may be prepared to undertake a more research-based doctoral degree program in psychology. A doctorate may be required for a career as a counselor or psychologist. In addition, those students may be prepared to study social work, statistics, analytics, and other psychological specializations. Some degree programs of note include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology
  • Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology

Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology degree is intended to prepare students to conduct and analyze research and apply teaching and learning theory. The core courses are designed to teach students research methodology, while the specialization courses have more emphasis on learning theories, development, and program evaluation. Possible employment options graduates may pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum developer
  • Adjunct professor
  • Program evaluator
  • Test developer

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