Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology

Students enrolled in Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Educational Psychology will study how to build, implement, and evaluate instructional regimens that are both competitive and educationally effective. You’ll receive training in the latest instructional techniques, technologies, educational trends, and learning behaviors.

Whether you are interested in pursuing a new career or an advanced position in your current profession, a master’s degree from Kaplan University can help you keep pace with the fascinating field of educational psychology.*

At this time, residents of Kentucky may not enroll in the online Master of Science in Educational Psychology program.

Master of Science in Educational Psychology Program Highlights

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology is designed to help you develop competencies to evaluate and recommend improvements in educational programs, student learning, and instruction in many settings from K-12 and universities to corporate and government environments. It is not focused on the clinical practice of school psychologists, and does not lead to licensure or certification. Our graduates have the potential to seek careers in all types of environments that hire program evaluators, educational program administrators, or operations research analysts.

Throughout their course of study, educational psychology students learn from—and collaborate with—many faculty members from the School of Education, such as Teacher Education and Higher Education Divisions and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as faculty from the Graduate Psychology Department.

Faculty members are practicing professionals in the field and will help you:

  • Select research design and methodologies that effectively address needs, processes, and outcomes in program evaluation
  • Create educational and psychological interventions that promote academic performance and social-emotional behavior
  • Integrate reasonable adaptations to educational policies, practices, and accommodations to create equivalent learning environments and experiences for various demographics
  • Design effective educational programs and interventions by integrating learning theory and psychological principles
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the interaction between educational technology and academic outcomes
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

What are the Career Opportunities?

Earning a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Kaplan University could be an asset to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the following areas: 

  • Educational administration
  • Program evaluation
  • Operations research analysis in educational, instructional, or governmental institutions*

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.



Online Start Date

October 11, 2017



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November 29, 2017



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January 17, 2018



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March 07, 2018



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April 18, 2018



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June 06, 2018



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July 18, 2018



Online Start Date

September 05, 2018



Online Start Date

October 17, 2018



Online Start Date

December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

This master's degree program focuses on the skills and knowledge used to spark the learning process for students, and how to assess and make recommendations for learning programs. Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Diversity
  • Life Span Development
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Neuropsychology
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits38
  • Open Elective Credits14
  • Total Credits52

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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$420.00 cost per credit
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.