Classes with the educational psychology program include a wide variety of topics important to the study of human learning. You will take 30 graduate credit hours approved by the program director. There are 18 required credit hours in learning, human development, and research and statistics as well as a minimum of 12 credit hours from your chosen specialized area or courses appropriate to your professional needs.
Electives hours can be completed by pursuing a certificate in any number
of areas of study including: gifted and talented education, human development and learning, neuropsychology, applied behavior analysis, autism, response to intervention.
Learn more about the required classes.
Don’t have a bachelor’s degree in psychology? You still may be eligible to pursue a graduate degree in educational psychology. By demonstrating a strong interest in educational psychology and meeting the criteria below, you can be considered for admission to the master’s program.
You must have:
Ours is a two part application process.
You will need to apply to both the Graduate School and to the Department of
Educational Psychology. Applications are accepted using a rolling admissions
It is important to submit your
application at least four weeks before the start of the semester. This gives us
ample time to review and approve your application which will then allow you to
begin classes at the start of the new semester. This means submitting your
application by approximately July 15 for fall semester, December 1 for spring
semester, and April 1 for summer semester.
We suggest you submit
materials to the Graduate School and the department concurrently. The
department must receive notification from the Graduate School that your
application meets their standards for admission before your departmental file
can be evaluated. It can takes the Graduate School up to four weeks to process
a completed application, so it is imperative that you submit your materials to
the Graduate School in plenty of time. Here are the application steps:
All department application materials can be found in the department application packet (PDF).
A master’s degree from Ball
State is not only a great way to advance your career goals, it is quite
affordable as well. There are also many
sources of financial assistantships, and the university provides a limited
number of graduate assistantships to qualified students.
Learn more about costs, financial aid, and graduate assistantships through our assistantships and financial support page.
For additional information email us.
Linda Jones, Graduate Admissions Specialist
Jerrell Cassady, Program Director
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