Online Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology

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Program at a Glance

  • Study the latest instructional techniques, technologies, educational trends, and learning behaviors.
  • Develop competencies to guide improvement of educational programs and practices.
  • Learn from faculty members who are experienced professionals in the education and psychology fields.
Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Course Effort
15 Hours per Week
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Average Completion
2 years
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
(31 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit
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Master of Science in Educational Psychology Overview

This online master’s degree in educational psychology focuses on the skills and knowledge used to develop, implement, and evaluate instructional programs and student learning in settings ranging from K–12 to higher education and in corporate and government environments. In the educational psychology degree program, you will study how to build, implement, and evaluate instructional regimens that are both competitive and educationally effective.

The degree plan includes both psychology and education courses that teach you to:

  • Select research design and methodologies that effectively address needs, processes, and outcomes in program evaluation.
  • Create educational and psychological interventions that promote academic performance and social-emotional behavior.
  • Integrate reasonable adaptations to educational policies, practices, and accommodations to create equivalent learning environments and experiences for various demographics
  • Design effective educational programs and interventions by integrating learning theory and psychological principles.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the interaction between educational technology and academic outcomes.

Academic Alliances to Expand Your Teaching Opportunities

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce a partnership with Promise Opens Doors, an organization that offers an online certificate program for educators interested in working abroad and helping others learn English.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

At this time, residents of Kentucky may not enroll in this program.

Kentucky students please be advised that this program is not accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and is not recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for P–12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at:
Sequence of Courses

You will start the educational psychology program on the 6-week calendar track and complete 6 education courses. You will then switch to the 10-week calendar track to complete the remaining 5 psychology courses.

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Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a master’s degree program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Ways to Save

  • Transfer Credits

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

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  • Financial Aid

    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.

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  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

    Employee Savings and Benefits

  • Military Tuition Reduction

    55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.

    Tuition Savings for Military

  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

    International Tuition and Benefits

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What Courses Will I Take?

Courses focus on developing the knowledge to guide improvement of educational programs and practices within educational, instructional, and governmental institutions.

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Sample Courses
  • Perspectives on Diversity
  • Life Span Development
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Neuropsychology

Program Requirements

  • Core Credits
  • Total Credits

What Can I Do With a Degree in Educational Psychology?

Earning a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Purdue Global can be an asset to anyone interested in pursuing a career in educational administration, program evaluation, or operations research analysis in educational, instructional, or governmental institutions.*

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Active Listening
  2. Speaking
  3. Learning Strategies
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. Instructing

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Note: This program is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists, and does not lead to licensure or certification.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 51% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 395 Faculty publications in 2021–2022
student at desk icon More Than 38,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. This program is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists and was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification. Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.