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Master of Education in Educational Psychology

Master of Education in Educational Psychology

Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits


Approximate Program Cost


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.

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)

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • 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 Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

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Important Dates


Classes Begin

Spring 2022 Semester


Classes Begin

Summer 2022 Semester


Classes Begin

Fall 2022 Semester


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 Out of State/International*
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $16,100 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $16,400

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 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.

*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.

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