Online Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology

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Program at a Glance
  • Study the latest instructional techniques, technologies, educational trends, and learning behaviors.
  • Develop competencies to guide improvement of educational programs and practices.
  • Learn from faculty members who are experienced professionals in the education and psychology fields.
COURSE EFFORT 20–25 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 6- and 10-Week Terms
CREDITS REQUIRED 52
COST PER CREDIT $420
How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Master of Science in Educational Psychology Overview

This online master’s degree in educational psychology focuses on the skills and knowledge used to develop, implement, and evaluate instructional programs and student learning in settings ranging from K–12 to higher education and in corporate and government environments. In the educational psychology degree program, you will study how to build, implement, and evaluate instructional regimens that are both competitive and educationally effective.

The degree plan includes both psychology and education courses that teach you to:

  • Select research design and methodologies that effectively address needs, processes, and outcomes in program evaluation.
  • Create educational and psychological interventions that promote academic performance and social-emotional behavior.
  • Integrate reasonable adaptations to educational policies, practices, and accommodations to create equivalent learning environments and experiences for various demographics.
  • Design effective educational programs and interventions by integrating learning theory and psychological principles.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the interaction between educational technology and academic outcomes.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

At this time, residents of Kentucky may not enroll in this program.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in this graduate degree program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Sequence of Courses

You will start the educational psychology program on the 6-week calendar track and complete 6 education courses. You will then switch to the 10-week calendar track to complete the remaining 5 psychology courses. 

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This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

What Can I Do With a Degree in Educational Psychology?

Earning a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Purdue Global can be an asset to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the following areas*:

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

Note: This program is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists, and does not lead to licensure or certification.

Opportunities for Professional Development

Take advantage of the Graduate Resource Center, a self-paced course for graduate students that includes information on professional memberships and clubs, career services, social networking, and more.

Academic Alliances to Expand Your Teaching Opportunities

The School of Education in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce a partnership with Promise Opens Doors, an organization that offers an online certificate program for educators interested in working abroad and helping others learn English.

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Courses focus on developing the knowledge to guide improvement of educational programs and practices within educational, instructional, and governmental institutions.

Sample Courses
  • Perspectives on Diversity
  • Life Span Development
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Neuropsychology
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits38
  • Elective Credits14
  • Total Credits52

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. This program is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists and was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification. Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.