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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 and other educational settings, to help students from infancy to adulthood learn more effectively.


When you choose the Educational Psychology master's program you will learn from a diverse group of faculty within the educational psychology program. You'll also have opportunities to learn alongside doctorate students in the program, in classes and research projects, exposing you to a multitude of perspectives on how students learn and what will help them improve.

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As one of the best educational psychology programs in the nation, you can be proud of the education you will receive. Our faculty members are experts in many areas of educational psychology, including motivation and self-regulated learning, literacy development, and supporting cognition in classrooms. In addition to the coursework you learn in educational psychology, you will develop skills in research, diversity and the foundations of education.

Our unique partnerships at Ohio State make it one of the best universities to study educational psychology. The program has close ties with the Learning Technologies program, presenting opportunities to learn about the intersections between technology and the psychological implications to learning.

The university's Dennis Learning Center shows students how learning changes between high school and higher education. And new partnerships with the Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center of Early Childhood Research and Policy present exciting opportunities to learn the importance of educational psychology and early childhood education.

Students in the Educational Psychology program graduate as thoughtful practitioners able to identify learning impediments and develop strategies to overcome them. They go on to become leaders in schools and other organizations as well as constant advocates for student learning.

Career Paths

Graduates are prepared to work in all areas of education ranging from public and private K-12 schools, community organizations and learning centers, state and federal government, non-profit organizations and private research centers - wherever people learn, teach and develop.


Deadline to Apply: 
December 1
Program Start: 
Autumn semester
Prerequisites/Pre-major Requirements: 
Bachelor's degree, minimum 3.0 GPA (cumulative), academic writing sample, GRE
Minimum Program Hours: 
30, non-thesis; 33, thesis

Degree requirements: Core courses (9 hours); specialization requirements (21 hours); thesis (3 hours)
Academic opportunitiesAmerican Psychological Association-Division 15

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Eric Anderman, PhD, Professor
Lynley Anderman, PhD, Professor
Michael Glassman, PhD, Professor
Laura Justice, PhD, EHE Distinguished Professor
Tzu-Jung Lin, PhD, Associate Professor
Christopher Wolters, PhD, Professor
Kui Xie, PhD, Cyphert Distinguished Professor
Shirley L. Yu, PhD Associate Professor

Affiliated Faculty
Tracey Stuckey-Mickell, EdD, Senior Lecturer