Many professional careers require a class or two in the psychology of learning or development to give insights into how to serve clients, patients, or students. However, the way to advance a career in a service field such as education, health care, criminal justice, social work and beyond is to gain a full awareness of the people you serve. 

This 15-credit, completely online program is designed to give professionals who work with children, adolescents, or adults more insight into human development, learning, and motivation. The deeper knowledge base you gain through this program can help you move from a career in delivering services to a career in designing services. 

Course Requirements

This 15-credit program requires completion of five courses:

  • EDPS 600 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDPS 606 Learning and Motivation (3 credits)
  • EDPS 627 Child Development (3 credits)
  • EDPS 628 Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • EDPS 629 Adult Development (3 credits)

You may also apply these courses to a master’s degree in educational psychology, and they count as electives in other master’s degree programs throughout the university.

Ready to Apply?

You will first want to check if you meet the admission requirements for the Ball State Graduate School. Then you may apply.

No GRE is required.


Admission to Ball State is selective, and we carefully evaluate all application on an individual basis. Applying for admission is easy. Use our convenient, comprehensive, and secure online application.

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Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education. Learn more about state authorizations for non-Indiana students.