Online Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology
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.
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.
Academic Alliances to Expand Your Teaching Opportunities
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.
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.
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.
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.
Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a master’s degree program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
Calculate your estimated tuition and ways to save.
What Courses Will I Take?
Courses focus on developing the knowledge to guide improvement of educational programs and practices within educational, instructional, and governmental institutions.View All Educational Psychology Courses
- Perspectives on Diversity
- Life Span Development
- Learning and Behavior
- Core Credits47
- Total Credits47
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 educational administration, program evaluation, or operations research analysis in educational, instructional, or governmental institutions.*
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Active Listening
- Learning Strategies
- Reading Comprehension
Top Jobs With This Degree
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Note: This program is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists, and does not lead to licensure or certification.
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.View Education Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.
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*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.