Graduate Degree Programs

Ball State University's Teachers College has a national reputation as a leader in professional education. Our graduate programs have small class sizes that enable students to form close working relationships with faculty members, and students have many opportunities for applied research.

Most programs offer opportunities to practice skills through field experiences, internships, and practicum experiences in university counseling centers. The college offers masters, specialist, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of subjects.

To apply for admissions to our graduate programs, contact the Graduate School.

International students should contact the Office of International Admissions.

We invite you to learn more about our programs:

Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
Emphasizing a balance between classroom and experiential learning, graduate programs in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services prepare you to help people manage difficult life events and empower them to consider change. You'll be trained to work as a school, community agency, mental health, or vocational rehabilitation counselor or as a social and counseling psychologist. As part of your training, you'll have opportunities for practicum and internship experiences in the department-operated counseling clinic and at local schools and hospitals.

Master's Programs

Doctoral Program

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Educational Leadership
Graduate programs in the Department of Educational Leadership are designed to help you succeed in educational leadership roles in both school and community settings. The programs are based on high standards of excellence, innovation, applied research, and service and lay the groundwork for careers as school principals, administrators, and superintendents.

Master's Programs

Specialist

Doctoral Program

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Educational Psychology
Through the study of human development, memory, learning, and cognition in educational settings, graduate programs in the Department of Educational Psychology guide you in the discovery of how and why individuals learn. Areas of focus include school psychology and gifted and talented studies. You'll be exposed to an extensive range of outstanding study, research, and service experiences—both academic and practical—in campus, school, and community settings.

Master's Programs

Specialist

Doctoral Programs

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Educational Studies
Graduate programs in the Department of Educational Studies prepare you to assist secondary and middle school students, university students, and adult learners in their lifelong discovery of knowledge. Our programs provide you with the information, expertise, and understanding you need to reach your educational goals while fostering your personal and professional growth.

Master's Programs

Doctoral Program

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Elementary Education

The Department of Elementary Education offers a variety of outstanding programs that focus on the education of children from birth through elementary school, plus reading education through adulthood. Each program is based on high standards of excellence, innovation, applied research, and collaboration.

Master's Programs

Doctoral Programs

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Special Education

Special education provides limitless opportunities to engage families and influence their communities in helping students with exceptional needs to realize their potential. Ball State's Department of Special Education is one of the largest departments of its kind in Indiana and well respected in the field. Our programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills essential to attain successful outcomes for children with disabilities.

Master's Programs

Doctoral Program