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Master of Science in Educational Psychology

Program Details

The Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology is designed for professionals working in school settings, colleges and universities, and business and government, as well as those preparing for work in related areas. Courses for this degree are offered online through distance education.

The program requires 36 hours of non-thesis coursework and a comprehensive examination. Students take 24 hours of core courses and choose from two concentrations for 12 additional hours in either Adult Education or Applied Educational Psychology. This program focuses on concepts, principles, techniques, and models of educational psychology as they are used to facilitate teaching and learning and the creation of effective classroom environments for learners of all ages.

The concentration includes traditional themes in educational psychology (human development, learning principles, assessment, and psychoeducational intervention). The concentration may be used as a stepping stone for entering a doctoral program in educational or school psychology or as an additional preparation for functioning in an educational role in schools, mental health centers, and business programs devoted to personal and professional development.

Courses offered via distance education for the Educational Psychology (EdPsych Online) program are taught by faculty with esteemed national and international reputations. The degree can be completed in two years by taking two courses per semester year round.


  • Resumé
  • Letter of introduction
  • Transcripts
  • Writing sample
  • Three recommendations
  • Statement of goals

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges