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Master of Education, Educational Psychology

Educational psychologists influence what we know about the human condition, the world of educational assessment, contexts for teaching & learning, instructional design and development, influences of brain development on learning, and human development over the lifespan. The Educational Psychology master’s degree program at Miami University offers a variety of program options that reflect our students’ diverse backgrounds, as well as their academic & career aspirations. 

Why Miami?

Miami University’s Educational Psychology Master of Education degree program is a particularly attractive option for domestic and international students interested in entering a statistics or research oriented Ph.D. program with the goal of becoming college professors. It is also of interest to educators wanting to improve their craft of teaching, or to those who wish to gain competencies in program assessment and evaluation.

  • Tailored degree options for varying academic & career aspirations
  • Three Certificate options as part of the degree or independent of degree
  • Research and research presentations are integral aspects of degree
  • 4+1 Combined BS/M.Ed degree program for Miami undergraduates
  • International Cooperative program option for Chinese students

Program Options

The Master of Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology is a 30 hour degree program in which students may select one of two foci: Psychological or Educational. Students may also earn Certificates in Human Brain & Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, and Quantitative Data Analysis within either focus area. Our department also offers an Educational Psychology International Cooperative (EPIC) program option for selected Chinese students. A partnership with universities and educational organizations in China, EPIC provides an opportunity for Chinese students to begin their graduate studies in China and apply their coursework towards the M.Ed.

Course Requirements

Program Outcomes

Most graduates of the Educational focus continue teaching or obtain new positions in educational settings. Graduates of the Psychological focus have varied career goals - most go on to doctoral programs or other advanced degree work. International students may return to leadership positions in home countries. Other graduates are typically employed in child development, family, or school liaison fields. Graduates with certificates may obtain work in program evaluation or assessment roles for school districts, educational service centers or social service organizations.