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Educational Psychology - M.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


The Master of Arts and the Master of Education in Educational Psychology provide advanced study in the psychological aspects of human learning and development. Students acquire a broad, basic knowledge of educational psychology and learning theories. The program is appropriate for classroom teachers, professionals in a variety of settings and students wishing to pursue doctoral-level training in educational psychology.

The Ph.D. in Educational Psychology provides for advanced study into the principles of human learning. Under the more general rubric of Educational Psychology, students can choose a concentration in Instructional Technology, which consists of coursework that examines how to most effectively use information and communications technologies for instructional proposes. Graduates are qualified to teach at the university level and are also prepared for professional leadership in a variety of settings.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the Ph.D. program also requires GRE (combined score of 300 or greater on Verbal and Quantitative, 4.0 Analytical Writing), resume and interview.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

The M.Ed. degree requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate coursework. The M.A. degree requires a minimum of 39 semester hours, including 6 hours of thesis credit. These degrees must include at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. The major must consist of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the program.

Ph.D: After admission to the Ph.D. degree program, students plan a program of study with their faculty advisory committee, headed by their advisor. Students take at least 45 credit hours of coursework. Students’ programs may include at least one appropriate graduate-level minor or cognate, as well as the major.