Educational Psychology- Master of Education

For information, contact:
Department Chair
Department of Educational Psychology
201 McGuffey, 513-529-6621

This master’s program is an interdisciplinary program of study related to applied human development, learning, and family issues.

The program requires 30 semester hours, with 15 in the Core and 15 in the Individualized Focus Area.  The Individualized Focus Area is designed in consultation with a faculty advisor, and must fall within the purview of human development, learning, or family issues.

The program does not require previous licensure or certification.  However, those who already have certification/licensure in a teaching area can complete the program to obtain a greater depth of understanding of educational issues and teaching practice.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the educational psychology master’s degree program requires:

  1. acceptance by the Graduate School,
  2. three letters of recommendation, and
  3. a brief essay on a topic pertinent to your professional reasons for pursuing the degree.

To apply for the Master of Education, Educational Psychology degree program, go to the graduate school application portal found on the graduate school page via the link below

Complete the application, then upload the required program materials listed here. Once you are admitted, you will be required to mail an official transcript to the graduate school at:

Graduate School
Miami University
501 E. High Street
Room 102 Roudebush Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

Undergraduate/Graduate Program Option (4 + 1)

Students who are majoring Family Science and Social Work have the option to complete the Master's in Educational Psychology as an extension of their undergraduate program. This 4+1 program allows students to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in a shortened time-frame. For Information on the details of this program, contact the Department of Family Science and Social Work. 

EPIC Program Option

For some students from China, there may be an option to take course work to transfer into the master’s program. For further information about this program, contact the Department of Educational Psychology before to applying.

Program Requirements

This program requires 30 semester hours (15 hours in core requirements and 15 hours in an Individualized Focus Area). A culminating research project is required.

Educational Psychology Core

(15 semester hours)

Educational Psychology Core
EDP 601Advanced Educational Psychology3
EDP 651Educational Research3
EDP 652Educational Research Practicum3
EHS 667Behavior Statistics3
or EHS 668 Behavior Statistics II
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education
Theories of Human Learning
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Instructional Design Theory and Models
Theories of Human Development
Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities
Family Policy and Law
Individualized Focus Area
Selected Courses15
Total Credit Hours30

Individualized Focus Area

Select 15 hours from the following courses based on consultation with faculty advisor.  Note that courses taken from the Core cannot be repeated in the Individualized Focus Area.

EDL 614Family-Community-School Partnerships3
EDP 603Theories of Human Learning3
EDP 635Theories of Human Development3
EDP 655Theory and Problems in Educational Measurement3
EDP 662Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment3
EDP 669Qualitative Research in Educational Psychology3
EDP 688SPSS Series I3
EDP 689SPSS Series II3
EDP 690Seminar in Educational Psychology1-3
FSW 518The Family Life Education Process3
FSW 551Family Violence3
FSW 562Family Policy and Law3
FSW 566Interpersonal Perspectives on Adulthood and Aging3
FSW 575Family Theories3
FSW 581Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-253
FSW 585Social Work in a Diverse World3
FSW 591Seminar in Family and Child Studies1-4
GTY 603Psychology of Aging in Everyday Life3
GTY 667Policy and Politics of Aging3
GTY 745Sociology of Aging3
KNH 571Sport, Leisure, and Aging3
PSY 551Cognitive Neuroscience3
PSY 556Advanced Biological Bases of Behavior3
PSY 574Advanced Cognitive Processes3
PSY 620Seminar in Experimental Psychology1-3
PSY 630Seminar in Social Psychology3
Total Credit Hours15