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  • Delivery: On campus
  • Credits: 91
  • Accredited by the State of Indiana

Are you interested in enhancing your understanding of the learning process? Do you see yourself conducting research into human learning, cognition and development, or using your understanding of such research to help shape public policy? Perhaps you wish to focus on the quantitative methods at the heart of research in education and the social sciences?

Come to Ball State to complete your degree in educational psychology entirely on campus. Our PhD program in educational psychology is the perfect step to career advancement if you have a degree in education, psychology, social work, or other fields involving human development and learning. If you're interested in doing research in educational psychology or related fields, our PhD is a great route to a career in research, assessment or academics.

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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