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
  • school psychology and school counseling
  • diversity and culturally sensitive education
  • neuropsychology
  • research methods and statistics
Educational Psychology
Student on computer while sitting on campus lawn

MA in Educational Psychology


Our Master of Arts 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.

Student teacher talking with parents

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.

Two students studying together

MS in Quantitative Psychology

Online or On Campus

Learn how to apply research, statistics, and measurement to social situations through our Master of Science in Quantitative Psychology. Learn more.

PhD students working in a group

PhD in Educational Psychology

On Campus

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.

Students working in classroom

MA/EDS in School Psychology

On Campus

Through our Master of Arts/Specialist in Education in School Psychology, you will develop competencies in assessment, consultation, intervention, and prevention. Learn more.

PhD students working together

PhD in School Psychology

On Campus

Our PhD in School Psychology prepares you for professional psychology, specifically for entry-level practice in school psychology, a substantive area of professional psychology. Learn more.

Instructor in front of class

MA in School Counseling

On Campus

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.

Gifted and Talented License or Certificate


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.

Human Development and Learning Certificate


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.

Neuropsychology Certificate


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 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.

Ball State student reads with girl

Psychology of Human Development Minor

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.

Ball State student works girl

Gifted and Talented Education Minor

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.