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 18 in the Core and 12 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 in 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. 

Program Requirements

This program requires 30 semester hours (18 hours in core requirements and 12 hours in an Individualized Focus Area). A culminating research project is required.

Educational Psychology Program

(30 semester hours)

Educational Psychology Core
Required core courses
EDP 601Advanced Educational Psychology3
EDP 603Theories of Human Learning3
EDP 607Educational Measurement and Evaluation3
EDP 651Educational Research3
EDP 652Educational Research Practicum3
EHS 667Behavior Statistics3
Individualized Focus Area
These courses are selected in consultation with faculty advisor.12
Family-Community-School Partnerships
Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education
Instructional Design Theory and Models
Theories of Human Development
Theory and Problems in Educational Measurement
Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities
Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment
Qualitative Research in Educational Psychology
Introduction to Data Management and Analysis
Advanced Data Analysis
Seminar in Educational Psychology
Behavior Statistics II
The Family Life Education Process
Family Violence
Family Policy and Law
Interpersonal Perspectives on Adulthood and Aging
Family Theories
Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-25
Cognitive Neuroscience
Advanced Cognitive Processes
Seminar in Social Psychology
Total Credit Hours30