Delivered completely online, a master of arts (MA) in educational psychology from Ball State University offers a convenient, relevant, research-based curriculum. The MA is aimed at education professionals and others who work in a field related to learning and human development. Whatever your profession, you can complete the MA in just 18 months (less than one year if you take a full load each term, including summer). So you can get ahead without leaving your life behind.

Courses are taught by the same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus in our master of science program. You can choose from a variety of specializations and focus on the knowledge and skills you need to reach your ultimate career goals.

Learn from Experts

Our program is home to leading experts in key fields such as child and adolescent development, advanced statistical applications, motivation, high stakes testing, and academic anxiety. As a recognized leader and innovator in online education, Ball State employs best practices, in place to ensure the kind of personal attention from faculty that you’d expect to get face to face.

Why an Online MA?

The MA in educational psychology will help professionals in education, business, and human services advance their careers. Our convenient online courses will augment your existing experiences to prepare you for occupations that are increasingly in demand—all while you continue to earn money in your current job.

Need an MS?

If your interest in educational psychology may lead you to pursue a doctoral degree, consider our new master of science (MS) degree in educational psychology, an on-campus-only option that can help you get ahead in the doctoral pool.

Students from Other States

If you live in a state other than Indiana, this information regarding state regulatory authorizations for distance programs might impact whether you can take courses from Ball State. 

Take the Next Step

To learn more about the MA in educational psychology, request more information 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.
  • 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 2 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 MA in Educational Psychology:

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