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Why study Educational Psychology online through OSU?

The master’s in Educational Psychology focuses on human learning, development and motivation. Graduates go on to work in schools or other educational settings as researchers, instructional designers, data analytics managers, adjunct professors or educational policy influencers. Many graduates also continue graduate coursework in distinguished doctoral programs across the country.


This 100-percent online program is delivered primarily through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. Students may choose to take one to three 16-week courses per semester and can complete their degree in approximately 24 months. Convenient course scheduling allows for maximum flexibility for working professionals. 


The program requires 36 hours of coursework, including:

  • Human Development in Psychology 
  • Psychology of Learning 
  • Research Design & Methodology  
  • Elementary Statistical Methods in Education
  • Creativity for Teachers
  • Developing Resources to Support Educational Programs
  • Instructional Effectiveness in Higher Education
  • Thesis or creative component 

Course information

Motivation in Classrooms Lab

Communication Technologies and Youth Development Lab



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Applications deadlines:

  • March 15: Fall Priority/International
    August 1: Fall Final
  • September 15: Spring Priority/International
    December 1: Spring Final
  • January 15: Summer Priority/International
    March 15: Summer Final

To apply for the program, complete the following: 

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Current resume/vita
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • GRE or MAT scores (within the last five years)
  • Professional goal statement (approximately two pages, double-spaced)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if required to establish English proficiency) 



Students enrolled in the Educational Psychology master's program will complete 36 credit hours during the course of their studies. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available on the Bursar website.

2022-2023 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour 442.35 572.55
Total cost per 3-credit hour course 1,327.05 1,717.65
Total program cost based on 36 hours 15,924.60 20,611.80

* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2022-2023 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer



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