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Master’s in Educational Psychology

The master’s in Educational Psychology focuses on human learning, development and motivation. Our graduates go on to work in schools or other educational settings as researchers, instructional designers, data analytics managers, adjunct professors or educational policy influencers. Many graduates also continue graduate coursework in distinguished doctoral programs across the country. 


The program requires 36 hours of coursework, including curriculum that focuses on the following core areas:


  • Psychology of Human Learning
  • Human Development in Psychology
  • Human Motivation
  • Research Design & Methodology

Note: Most of our current courses are fully online. Due to limited in-person and hybrid course offerings, the EPSY program is currently unable to support the required number of in-person/hybrid courses needed to maintain international students’ F1 visa status. International applicants are encouraged to apply for the Educational Psychology, MS - Online Option.


Course information


Research and Faculty

Our faculty encourage and support student-led research. Recent projects include communication technologies and youth’s psychosocial development, social media and psycho-emotional well-being, the relationship between mindset and socioeconomic status, meaning-making processes in collaborative learning contexts, the psychological climate of online learning environments and self-regulation, predictors of psychological well-being, teachers’ social perspective-taking ability and the relationship of student openness to multicultural instruction and ESL teachers’ sense of responsibility.

Faculty expertise includes:

  • How group discussion — face-to-face and online impacts the learning process
  • Adolescents' and emerging adults’ psychological and social development in the digital age
  • How teacher beliefs impact student motivation


Motivation in Classrooms Lab

Communication Technologies and Youth Development Lab

Meet our faculty

College research initiatives



Educational Psychology faculty and studentsApplications deadlines:

  • March 15: Fall Priority/International
    August 1: Fall Final
  • October 15: Spring Priority/International
    December 1: Spring Final
  • January 15: Summer Priority/International
    March 15: Summer Final

To apply for the program, complete the following:

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required)
  • Current resume/vita
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • GRE or MAT scores (within the last five years)
  • Professional goal statement (approximately two pages, double-spaced)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if required to establish English proficiency)  

Note: The EPSY faculty reviews the applications holistically and occasionally considers provisional admission. Applicants whose scores do not meet the minimum requirements but are able to demonstrate their potential through other required application materials are encouraged to submit an application.


Graduate student resources


Cost & Assistance

Currently enrolled students are eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences. 





Financing graduate school

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