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Educational Psychology

As a student in Ohio State's nationally ranked Educational Psychology program, you will be positioned to become an expert and leader in the field.

You will be embedded in our philosophy that educational psychologists live with one foot in the classroom and one foot in the laboratory, as scholar Robert Glaser said. You will engage in research across a range of topics including motivation, self-regulation, reasoning, literacy development, comprehension and engagement. You also will learn how to apply those findings to improve performance in education.

Our faculty will teach you the cognitive and affective mechanisms of learning, development, motivation and instruction in schools. By the conclusion of your program, you will be able to apply your expertise to design and conduct research, teach, consult, design instruction and serve in administrative roles.

Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies, Educational Psychology

As a doctoral student you will become an expert in educational psychology theories and research, and the qualitative and quantitative research methodological knowledge necessary to conduct research of your own.

Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Educational Psychology

The master's program in Educational Psychology gives you the working knowledge to implement programs in schools that help students from infancy to adulthood learn more effectively.