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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 customized course of study, considerate of 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 program for varying academic & career aspirations
  • Multiple 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 Description

The Master of Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology is a 30-hour degree program in which students complete 15 hours of core courses and then work with a faculty mentor to design a 15-hour individual focus area. The culmination of the program is a research project, not a thesis. Students will study a problem that is relevant to their area of interests. They will take courses designed to help students define, create, critique, and complete their research project. Students will collect data, conducts analysis, and write a research paper. Students will present their work to a committee for approval.

All of the core coursework for the master’s degree is offered on the Oxford campus throughout the year. However, some of these courses are also offered at Miami's Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) and online. Students who enroll full-time may complete their 30-hour degree program in 18-24 months. Part-time students typically complete the degree in two to three years. About 60% percent of our students are part-time.

Students may also earn certificates in areas such as  Human Brain & Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, and Quantitative Data Analysis. These certificates are designed for persons who wish to have specific credentials in either human cognition, learning & development, program evaluation, or in quantitative data analysis. Certificates may be earned as part of the master’s degree coursework or as stand-alone options.

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

Our graduates have varied career goals. Some choose to further their educations and pursue doctoral or other advanced degrees. Others continue in their teaching or family and child development positions, or secure new opportunities in educational settings. International students may return to leadership positions in home countries. Graduates with certificates may obtain work in program evaluation or assessment roles for school districts, educational service centers or social service organizations.