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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 develop competencies for addressing learning issues in educational settings. 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 an official concentration in Instructional Technology, which will include coursework that examines how to most effectively integrate today’s information and communications technologies into instructional settings. Graduates are qualified to teach at the university level and are also prepared for professional leadership in a variety of settings.

The Instructional Technology concentration provides advanced coursework that examines current theories about how communications and information technologies can be most effectively designed, developed and utilized to enhance instruction in a variety of professional settings. Graduates are qualified to teach at the university level and to provide dynamic leadership in other professional roles that involve the implementation of instructional technology.

Admission Requirements

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

Graduation Requirements

The M.A. and M.Ed. degrees require a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required. 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.