The master of science (MS) in educational psychology is a 33-credit-hour program requiring 24 credit hours of core courses. A 3-credit-hour elective, not applied to other requirements, rounds out the course work. All courses are offered only on the Ball State University campus. The MS program also requires a 6-credit-hour master’s thesis.

Courses

The 24-credit-hour core gives you a foundation in the major areas of the discipline: learning, human development, research methodology, statistics, and tests and measurement.

Learning (6 credit hours)

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

Human Development (choose 6 credit hours)

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

Research Methodology (3 credit hours)

  • EDPS 643 - Research Design (3 credit hours)

Statistics (6 credit hours)

  • EDPS 641 - Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 642 - Intermediate Statistics (3 credit hours) or EDPS 741 - Applied Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences (3 credit hours)

Tests and Measurement (choose 3 credit hours)

  • EDPS 646 - Tests and Measurement (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 746 - Theory of Measurement (3 credit hours)

Electives (choose 3 credit hours; may not choose courses already applied to another category)

  • EDPS 603 - Psychology of Human Development (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 627 - Child Development (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 628 - Adolescent Development (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 629 - Adult Development and Aging (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 642 - Intermediate Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 741 - Applied Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 730 - Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • EDMU 660 - Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools (3 credit hours)
  • EDEL 644 - Education in a Diverse Society (3 credit hours)
  • EDFO 651 - Educational Sociology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYS 691 - Systems of Psychology (3 credit hours)

Master’s Thesis (6 credit hours)

  • THES 698 - Thesis (6 credit hours)

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