NCU Catalog - October 2018 
    Dec 06, 2022  
NCU Catalog - October 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Psychology, MS

Master of Science in Educational Psychology

Description of Program

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology is a 30-credit educational plan offering students a focused academic experience/education in the field of Educational Psychology. Student start the program with a Foundations course that provides introductory knowledge to the field of Educational Psychology. Students will take six courses in the area of Educational Psychology, a research and an applied statistics course. At the culmination of the Master of Science in Educational Psychology educational plan, students have the option to choose course and capstone or an internship course. In the capstone course, students will complete a capstone project, while during the internship, students complete approximately 100 hours of working in the field. 

Note: Please see Internship Handbook for more information about program requirements and policies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Employ ethical principles of psychology in academic and professional matters of educational psychology
  • Examine research methods and data analysis applicable in the framework of educational psychology
  • Investigate empirically supported interventions for research, administration or practice of educational psychology
  • Examine diversity issues in the context of educational psychology
  • Synthesize theories and principles applicable to the field of educational psychology

Basis for Admissions

Admission to an NCU master’s program requires a conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited academic institution or an international institution that is determined to be equivalent through an approved evaluation service.

Additional State requirements may need to be met for Basis of Admissions into a program:

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology requires a total of 30 credits for completion.

The University may accept a maximum of 6 semester credit hours in transfer toward the Master of Science in Educational Psychology for graduate course work completed at an external accredited college or university with a grade of “B” or better. See the Transfer Credit policy for additional information.

All NCU master’s degree programs have the following graduation requirements:

  • A minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate instruction must be completed through the University
  • Completion of subject area competency requirements for the graduate program
  • Elective courses must be relevant to the department’s graduate program
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (letter grade of “B”) or higher
  • Official documents on file for basis of admission: a conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited academic institution
  • Official transcripts on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University
  • All financial obligations to the University paid in full

Time to Completion

NCU allows five years to complete master’s programs requiring 36 credit hours or less.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

The normal time disclosed above reflects the experience of students who may have entered under different program requirements. Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 20 months.