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Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology

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Students enrolled in Purdue Global’s Master of Science in Educational Psychology will study how to build, implement, and evaluate instructional regimens that are both competitive and educationally effective. You’ll receive training in the latest instructional techniques, technologies, educational trends, and learning behaviors.

Whether you are interested in pursuing a new career or an advanced position in your current profession, a master’s degree from Purdue Global can help you keep pace with the fascinating field of educational psychology.*

At this time, residents of Kentucky may not enroll in the online Master of Science in Educational Psychology program.

Master of Science in Educational Psychology Program Highlights

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology is designed to help you develop competencies to evaluate and recommend improvements in educational programs, student learning, and instruction in many settings from K-12 and universities to corporate and government environments. It is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists, and does not lead to licensure or certification. Our graduates have the potential to seek careers in all types of environments that hire program evaluators, educational program administrators, or operations research analysts.

Throughout their course of study, educational psychology students learn from—and collaborate with—many faculty members from the School of Education, such as Teacher Education and Higher Education Divisions and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as faculty from the Graduate Psychology Department.

Faculty members are practicing professionals in the field and will help you:

  • 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
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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. Purdue Global graduates and current students can choose to enroll in Promise Opens Doors’ Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Core Certificate Program (TCCP), a 4- to 6-month program that includes an online practicum with a real-time classroom in Asia. The certificate is recognized in certain states as fulfilling part of the certification requirements to teach English as a Foreign Language to students in the U.S. Note: this program is not included in the cost of Purdue Global tuition.

In addition, our alliance provides Promise Opens Doors students, alumni, and employees and their immediate family members with a tuition reduction on School of Education programs. Speak to an advisor to learn more.

Tuition reduction may not be combined with Purdue Global scholarships, grants, military tuition reductions, tuition vouchers, or other discounts or Tuition Cap or ExcelTrackTM pricing. Eligible family members include spouses, domestic partners, parents, siblings, and children.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

Earning a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Purdue Global could 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
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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.


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October 17, 2018

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January 23, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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December 11, 2019

What Courses Will I Take?

This master's degree program focuses on the skills and knowledge used to spark the learning process for students, and how to assess and make recommendations for learning programs. Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Diversity
  • Life Span Development
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Neuropsychology
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits38
  • Open Elective Credits14
  • Total Credits52

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$420.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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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.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.