Come to Ball State University to complete your master of science (MS) in educational psychology entirely on campus. The MS program is the perfect step to career advancement if you have a degree in education, psychology, speech pathology, social work, or other fields involving human development and learning. If you're interested in doing research in educational psychology or related fields, the MS can help you to get ahead in the doctoral pool.

Personal Attention

Our on-campus program offers personal attention from leading experts in key fields such as child and adolescent development, advanced statistical applications, motivation, high stakes testing, and academic anxiety. Our students learn from nationally recognized faculty who are among the most respected teachers and researchers in their field. Students participate, from day one, in research projects of real-world importance.

Why an MS?

The MS in educational psychology is ideal for recent college graduates or anyone looking to transition to a full-time master's program focused on preparing for continued advanced learning. A bachelor’s degree in psychology is a plus but not required for this degree. Our courses will augment your existing experiences to prepare you for careers that are increasingly in demand. Program completion is equivalent to the first year and a half of doctoral study in educational psychology, which strengthens your chances of being accepted into a doctoral program.

Do You Need an MA?

If you are a current professional in education, business, or human services, our online master of arts (MA) program offers a convenient option to help you get ahead in your career.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about our MS in educational psychology, contact us or if you are ready to apply today, see the information below:

There are two levels of application that occur for this program. First, you must be accepted into the Ball State University Graduate School. Once you have cleared their initial review, your materials will be released for the Departmental review.

Apply to the Graduate School

All application materials are now submitted through the Graduate School online application. To start your application, be sure you are ready with the following:

  • Send official transcripts from any institution other than Ball State where you have taken college-level course work. The minimum GPA for regular admission is 2.75. You'll be notified in writing when you have been accepted, and the Graduate School will then forward your application and admission letter to the Department of Educational Psychology.
  • GRE scores from within the last 5 years. You should send these directly to Ball State University Graduate School using the code (R1051).
  • Personal Statement. Include a statement that describes your career goals. Identify educational, research, and professional experiences as well as any additional qualities or interests that would be helpful for our evaluation of you application. Generally a 500 word statement outlining your interest in this program is sufficient.
  • The contact information for 3 references. We strongly urge all applicants to follow up with their references to ensure that all information is submitted by the deadline. 

Application Deadlines for the MS in Educational Psychology:

  • Fall semester: July 15
  • Spring semester: December 1
  • Summer semester: April 1