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MS in Educational Psychology

Students interested in studying the learning processes of school children might wish to pursue a career in educational psychology. Students can get started by enrolling in Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Educational Psychology. Read on for further information.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Educational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking to enter this program should have a strong background related to the fields of education and/or psychology. Applicants to the Master of Science in Educational Psychology program must have earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology program offers students the opportunity to build knowledge in educational program development. The purposes of the program are to equip aspiring educational psychologists with the research skills necessary to effectively evaluate educational needs in the areas of assessment, intervention, policy, and technology. Students focus on instructional programs in multiple environments, including K-12 and higher education institutions as well as business and government agencies. The program does not involve clinical work or requirements that would qualify graduates for licensure or certification as a clinical psychologist.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

52 credit hours.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for Master of Science in Educational Psychology:

The MS in Educational Psychology program requires a total of 52 credits, which includes 38 credits of core courses and 14 credits of concentration courses. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (38 credits)

  • Educational Psychology
  • Perspectives on Diversity
  • Quantitative Methods and Instruments for Assessment
  • Research Methods for Education and Instructional Technology
  • Life Span Development
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology

Concentration Requirements (14 credits)

  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Learning Theories
  • Testing, Measurement, and Assessment

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Educational psychology is a sub-field of psychology that seeks to understand learning from a behavioral and cognitive perspective. Educational psychologists assess educational outcomes and the quality of instruction, and work to influence and maintain safe and effective learning environments. These professionals help educational and governmental institutions design, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs. Graduates of the Master of Science in Educational Psychology program may be qualified to pursue a wide variety of roles in educational, instructional, and governmental institutions, including:

  • Educational administration
  • Program evaluation
  • Operations research analysis in educational, instructional, or governmental institutions
  • Psychometrics

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