Master of Science in Educational Psychology

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The Master of Science in Educational Psychology program offered by Purdue University Global is designed to help students prepare for careers where they can develop and implement instructional programs. Find out more about this online master's degree program and its requirements in this article.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Purdue University Global's online Master of Science in Educational Psychology program intends to prepare students to create and assess educational programs from kindergarten through the 12th grade as well as higher education settings. The curriculum includes both education and psychology courses. You could explore topics in cognitive psychology along with behavioral and motivational factors in human learning. You might also examine contemporary issues in educational psychology, distance learning techniques, and psychological assessment and testing.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Applicants to Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Educational Psychology program may have a good mind for math and science as well as good writing and critical-thinking skills. Patience and good ethics are other important qualities for prospective students to have as well. Applicants to Purdue University Global's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree. Some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Educational Psychology program requires the completion of 52 credits.

Core Requirements (38 credits)

Course Code Course Title
ED503 Educational Psychology
ED533 Perspectives on Diversity
HE559 Quantitative Methods and Instruments for Assessment
IX540 Research Methods for Education and Instructional Technology
PS506 Life Span Development
PS515 Learning and Behavior
PS520 Neuropsychology
PS530 Cognitive Psychology

Concentration Requirements (14 credits)

Course Code Course Title
ED553 History and Philosophy of Education
ED555 Learning Theories
PS505 Testing, Measurement and Assessment

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from the online Master of Science in Educational Psychology program at Purdue University Global, you might be able to apply for positions in government institutions as well as in educational settings. Here are a few possible careers opportunities that you might pursue:

  • Operations research analyst
  • Educational administrator
  • Program evaluator