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Master of Education in Educational Psychology

Master of Education in Educational Psychology

Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits

30

Approximate Tuition Cost

$16,500

Available Concentration

Specialize in
Gifted Education

Program Overview

The Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology provides advanced study for students interested in the application of psychological principles to learning and instruction. It encompasses a variety of different disciplines, including cognitive psychology, human development, and learning theory. Students are exposed to the latest research findings regarding how people learn most effectively and efficiently. They also apply these principles to the design of instruction and study how to most accurately assess different types of learning.

Educational Psychology is a field for those interested in the application of psychological principles to learning and instruction. It encompasses a variety of different disciplines, including cognitive psychology, human development and learning theory. Students are exposed to the latest research findings regarding how people learn most effectively and efficiently. They also apply these principles to the design of instruction, and study how to most accurately assess different types of learning.

The M.Ed. degree program is appropriate for classroom teachers, professionals in a variety of settings, and students wishing to pursue graduate-level training in educational psychology.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Describe the various schools of learning theory that have informed educators.
  • Conduct literature reviews to examine issues associated with how individuals learn.
  • Apply principles of human development and learning when developing and selecting educational approaches.
  • Identify best practices for maximizing student learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories and principles of learner motivation.

Online Concentration: The Educational Psychology major includes one optional concentration:

Gifted Education

Students in the Gifted Education concentration will learn about gifted learners, their unique needs and the application of educational psychological principles to the education of gifted learners.

Program Structure

  • 30 minimum total credit hours (33 for the Gifted Education concentration)
  • 10 courses (11 for the Gifted Education concentration)

What is a Master’s in Educational Psychology?

Educational Psychology is a field for those interested in the application of psychological principles to learning and instruction.

The Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology provides advanced study for students interested in the application of psychological principles to learning and instruction. It encompasses a variety of different disciplines, including cognitive psychology, human development, and learning theory. Students are exposed to the latest research findings regarding how people learn most effectively and efficiently.

What can I do with a Master’s in Educational Psychology?

Graduates can focus on jobs in education, research, or public policy. Typical settings where educational psychologists work include schools, health care facilities, businesses, and government offices.

Examples of possible careers include:

  • K-12 teacher
  • Data analyst
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Academic counseling
  • Assessment specialist
  • Educational research
  • Program evaluation
What will I learn in Kent State’s Master’s in Educational Psychology program?

The M.Ed. degree program is appropriate for classroom teachers, professionals in a variety of settings, and students wishing to pursue graduate-level training in educational psychology.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Describe the various schools of learning theory that have informed educators.
  • Conduct literature reviews to examine issues associated with how individuals learn.
  • Apply principles of human development and learning when developing and selecting educational approaches.
  • Identify best practices for maximizing student learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories and principles of learner motivation.

Hear from Brad Morris, Program Coordinator of the Online Master of Education in Educational Psychology

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

Additional admission requirements for the Gifted Education optional concentration:

  • A valid standard teaching certificate or provisional or professional teaching license from the state of Ohio

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the international admission website.

 

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Important Dates

Jan
17

Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester

May
18

Classes Begin

Summer 2023 Semester

Courses

Courses for the online M.Ed. in Educational Psychology cover a range of topics relevant for educators and other professionals in roles related to student development. These include child and adolescent development, learning theories, educational motivation, psychological foundations of education, and educational psychology. Students who choose the Gifted Education concentration will take an additional 18 credit hours of topical coursework, while students who do not select a concentration will complete 15 further credit hours of advisor-approved specialty area electives.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Non-Ohio Residents
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$549.90 $1,649.70 $16,500 part-time1
$12,100 full-time2
$559.90 $1,679.70 $16,800 part-time3
$12,300-$12,400 full-time4

1The $549.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident graduate students taking fewer that 11 credit hours per semester.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $6,036 applies to full-time Ohio resident graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours per semester.

3The $549.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

4The flat-rate semester fee of $6,036 applies to full-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 11-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken each semester (between 11-18 semester credits or $110-$180).

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.


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