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Educational Psychology, MS

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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. Students 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. 

Please be advised that this program is NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and is NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for P-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at

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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 a 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 12 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 

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

  • A minimum of 18 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 must be met before the student will be issued their complimentary diploma

Time to Completion

The University allows 5 years to complete all Master’s programs of 36 credits or less.

The median time to completion for this program is 23 months.

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

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 18 months.

Course Sequence

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology program can be completed in 30 credits. 

All Master of Science programs require the Foundations course to be completed prior to enrolling in specialization courses. If students choose the capstone stone, this course will be completed as the last course in the degree program. 

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