Online Master's Degree in Educational Psychology

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Total Courses
Cost per Credit
2 years
Average Completion*
15 Hours/Week
Course Effort

Master’s in Educational Psychology Overview

It’s time to earn your educational psychology degree. Be ready for real opportunities in settings ranging from K–12 to higher education to corporate and government environments.

  • Understand the psychology of how diverse types of students learn so that you can improve their outcomes and experiences.
  • Study the latest instructional techniques, technologies, educational trends, and learning behaviors.
  • Develop competencies to guide improvement of educational programs and practices and to build, implement, and evaluate instructional regimens that are both competitive and educationally effective.
  • Learn from faculty members who are experienced professionals in the education and psychology fields.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

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

Kentucky students please be advised that this program is not accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and is not recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for P–12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at:

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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.

Professional Development and Networking

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Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a graduate 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.

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.

Sample Courses

  • Perspectives on Diversity
  • Life Span Development
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Neuropsychology
See All Educational Psychology Courses

Program Requirements

Core Credits
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

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

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs 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

Graduate tuition savings for military include a 17–30% reduction per credit for current servicemembers and 14% per credit for veterans for graduate programs.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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Career Opportunities

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.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

This program is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists, and does not lead to 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.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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Prepare yourself for success with a master’s degree in educational psychology.

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.


Faculty members who have advanced degrees


Faculty members who hold a doctorate


Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.