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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
  • October 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 (A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required)
  • 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) 

Note: The EPSY faculty reviews the applications holistically and occasionally considers provisional admission. Applicants whose scores do not meet the minimum requirements but are able to demonstrate their potential through other required application materials are encouraged to submit an application.



Oklahoma State University offers an affordable single rate for graduate students in online degree and certificate programs.

Cost details for in-state, online graduate students
Cost details for out-of-state online graduate students



Scholarships and Financial Aid

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