Courses You Will Take

The course requirements for the master's in educational psychology provide a foundation in the major areas of educational psychology: learning, human development, research methodology, and tests and measurement.

The general degree is a 30-hour program that includes 18 hours of required courses and 12 hours of electives. You may choose one of our recommended specializations or design a program of study that meets your individual needs.

With the exception of one optional course, all core courses are offered online. However, online availability of electives varies, but you can develop a program of study that is fully available online.  

Core Educational Psychology, 18 credit hours  


  • EDPS 600 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
  • EDPS 606 Human Learning and Achievement Motivation (3) 

Human Development   (choose 3 credit hours)

  • EDPS 603 Psychology of Human Development (3)
  • EDPS 627 Child Development (3) 
  • EDPS 628 Adolescent Development (3) 
  • EDPS 629 Adult Development and Aging (3) 

Research Methodology (choose 3 credit hours)

    • EDPS 640 Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research (3) 
    • EDPS 643 Research Design (3) Not currently available online

    Statistics (3 credit hours)

    • EDPS 641 Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research (3)

    Tests and Measurement (3 credit hours)

    • EDPS 646 Tests and Measurements (3)

    Specialization Areas, 12 credit hours
    Select one area of specialization below or choose your own combination of electives to meet your professional goals.

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