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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 


Teacher with studentsApplications deadlines: 


Fall Priority — March 15

Fall Final  July 15

Spring Priority  October 15

Spring Final  December 1

Summer  March 15 


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) 




2020-2021 Estimated Cost Per Credit Hour
  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $230.45 $360.00
Fees $201.75 $201.75


$432.20 $561.75
 * This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2020–2021 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. 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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