Whether your ultimate goal is conducting research or working with children directly in the schools, Ball State’s nationally accredited and highly ranked Department of Educational Psychology can provide you with the tools you need to build a successful career.

We offer you individual attention, direct mentorship, and field-based learning experiences. You will also have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research projects with nationally recognized scholars. Our classes, both online and on-campus, are taught by leading experts in a wide range of fields including:

  • child and adolescent development
  • human learning and motivation
  • classroom assessment and measurement of learning
  • school psychology and school counseling
  • diversity and culturally sensitive education
  • neuropsychology
  • research methods and statistics
Educational Psychology
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MA in Educational Psychology


Our master's degree in educational psychology offers a convenient, relevant, research-based curriculum developed for education professionals or anyone who works in a field related to human learning and development. Learn more.

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MS in Educational Psychology

On Campus

Are you a teacher or other education professional looking to enhance your understanding of the learning process? Our on-campus Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology can advance your career and prepare you for doctoral studies. Learn more.

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Master's Degree in Quantitative Psychology

Master of Science

Learn how to apply research, statistics, and measurement to social situations through our master's degree in quantitative psychology. Learn more.

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PhD in Educational Psychology

Our PhD in Educational Psychology is the perfect step to career advancement if you have a degree in education, psychology, or other fields involving the application of psychological principles to success in educational settings. Learn more.

Accelerated Master's Program (AMP)

Our Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) in Educational Psychology and in Quantitative Psychology allows you to begin your graduate studies at Ball State while still an undergraduate student saving time and money as you pursue an advanced education in your field of interest.

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Master's Degree/EdS in School Psychology

Through our master's degree/EdS in school psychology, you will develop competencies in assessment, consultation, intervention, and prevention. Learn more.

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PhD in School Psychology

Our PhD in School Psychology prepares you for a career in health service psychology, and specifically prepares you for entry-level practice. This degree is licensure-eligible, and you can pursue your career as a psychologist. With this degree (plus licensure), you can then work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, or universities, just to name a few options. Learn more.

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Master's Degree in School Counseling

Master of Arts

Nationally recognized by The Education Trust as a “Transforming School Counseling” Program, the school counseling program is designed to prepare you for licensure as a school counselor at all grade levels. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education


Our online program leading to a license or certificate in gifted and talented education will help you work with high-ability students and meet their unique needs. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Neuropsychology


One of the fastest-growing areas of psychology, neuropsychology focuses on the relationship between the brain and behavior. Our certificate, offered entirely online, is useful for anyone working in a school or healthcare system – but is not a clinical program that would support individuals seeking licensure. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research

Support institutional and unit strategic planning, budgeting, accreditation, program review, and accountability efforts in higher education through research and data analysis. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Human Development and Learning


Boost your abilities in serving the needs of children or adults by understanding their developmental and learning needs. This program is popular with teachers, professionals in health care, criminal justice, social work, and many other fields. You may also apply credits from this program toward a master’s degree. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Identity and Leadership Development for Counselors


Improve your leadership and advocacy skills needed to motivate and engage secondary students making critical academic and career decisions. This certificate, offered completely online, is popular with school counselors, administrators, educators, and other professionals who work with youth. Learn more.

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Minor in Psychology of Human Development

A minor in psychology of human development provides you with the opportunity to learn about physical, social, cognitive and emotional development across the lifespan. Learn more.

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Minor in Gifted and Talented Education

A minor in gifted and talented education provides you with an opportunity to increase your expertise in the characteristics of gifted students and will help you design instructional programs and services to suit their needs. Learn more.