Learning Sciences and Human Development - Master of Education

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

This interdisciplinary program of study focuses on the processes involved in human learning and development and how those processes impact families and communities.

The program requires 30 semester hours, with 18 in the Core and 12 in a Concentration Area. Each Concentration Area is designed in consultation with a faculty advisor and must fall within the purview of Learning Sciences; human development and family studies; or research methods, data analysis, and psychometrics.

The program does not require previous licensure or certification. However, those who already have teacher certification/licensure will 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 http://miamiOH.edu/graduate-studies/admission/index.html.

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
105 Laws Hall
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

Undergraduate/Graduate Program Option (4 + 1)

Students who are majoring in Family Science and Social Work and Psychology have the option to complete the Master's in Learning Sciences and Human Development as an extension of their undergraduate programs. A 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 Educational Psychology.

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.

Learning Sciences and Human Development Program

(30 semester hours)

Learning Sciences and Human Development 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
Program Development and Evaluation
Interpersonal 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