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  • Delivery: On campus
  • Credits: 33
  • Accredited by the State of Indiana
  • Note: A bachelor’s degree in psychology is a plus but not required for this degree.

Are you a teacher or other education professional looking to enhance your understanding of the learning process? Do you see yourself conducting research into human learning and development, or using your understanding of such research to help shape public policy?

The master's degree in educational psychology is ideal for recent college graduates or anyone looking to transition to a full-time master's program focused on preparing for continued advanced learning. You can complete the coursework itself in 18 months. Because the program requires a master’s thesis, the time needed to complete the entire program may vary.

Our on-campus master's program in educational psychology can advance your career and prepare you for doctoral studies. It's also the perfect step to career advancement if you have a degree in education, psychology, or other fields involving human development and learning. If you're interested in doing research in educational psychology or related fields, our program can help you to get ahead in the doctoral pool.

Program completion is equivalent to the first 1.5 years of doctoral study in educational psychology, which strengthens your chances of being accepted into a doctoral program.

Your courses will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • learning
  • motivation
  • human development
  • cultural diversity
  • research methods
  • statistics
  • psychometrics

You’ll work closely with leading experts in key fields such as child and adolescent development, learning and cognition, motivation, high stakes testing, academic anxiety, and advanced statistical applications.

From day one, you’ll participate in research projects of real-world importance.

Our programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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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