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Educational Psychology and Research, M.Ed.

College of Education

Gain essential research skills and experience along with key knowledge of theories and findings on development, learning, instruction, motivation and cognition.

Our program provides essential training for students from academic backgrounds. Reliable research skills are applicable to a variety of jobs within education and in other industries. An online option is great for working educators. In-person courses are well-suited for students who will pursue a doctorate degree.

Program Highlights

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    In-Demand Skills

    Develop skills for using statistical techniques and the construction, selection and interpretation of cognitive tests.

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    Convenient Courses

    Take advantage of both on-campus and online options to fit your needs, especially if you are a professional educator working full time.

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    Opportunities Abound

    Open the door to a variety of career paths in education or the pursuit of further education with this degree program.

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    Ranked Program

    Be part of a college ranked in the top 15 percent nationally for graduate programs of education by U.S. News & World Report.

What You’ll Study

Courses are designed to develop your critical reading of research, apply statistical techniques and produce research that is relevant and advances your field of study. You'll apply educational research and educational psychology to problems that use these skills in a variety of educational administration positions.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems


    Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports

  • Collaboration

    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective


    Being accountable for one's actions and decisions and fulfilling obligations and duties

    Organizational Skills

    Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Data Analyst
  • Evaluator
  • Educator
  • Project Director

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Educational Support Units
  • Community Centers
  • Nonprofit Agencies
  • Testing Organizations
  • School Systems

As a former high school teacher, I have always been passionate about finding ways to help students progress to higher levels of achievement effectively. Discovering efficient measurements and metrics to support students’ success was the driving force behind my decision to pursue a master’s degree.

Jingtong Charlesworth
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